From now on, when people ask me why Eurovision is worth paying attention to, I’m going to give them a short answer: 2016.
This year the contest has given us disputes over political lyrics, exclusions due to bankruptcy, flag controversies, geopolitical debates, a jury scandal, and, most importantly, a lot of great pop music. All of this came to a head in the Grand Final this weekend.
Sweden, the second most successful country in Eurovision history (behind Ireland), provided yet another clever and polished production. Last year’s dapper winner Måns Zelmerlöw was joined in hosting duties by Swedish comedian and television presenter …read more
Source: The Conversation