But “The Funeral Song” is the song that has resonated with me the most this year because it is a song that came out precisely when I needed it. Continue reading But I’ll Keep My Feelings Under Ground
The current Barbara Dex award is too identified with its history as a “worst dressed” award, no matter how organisers have tried to respond with the “most notable” narrative. Here are some thoughts on how a fashion award might be delivered in future years. Continue reading Tailoring a solution to the Barbara Dex Award
The questions of “What is Russia?” and “Who is Russian?” have been debated for decades, if not centuries, inside and outside of the country. Here’s how Manizha’s “Russian Woman” tries to answer them. Continue reading How Manizha Brought the Real Russia to This Year’s Eurovision
The tale of the artistic career of Andreas “Tix” Haukeland is indeed a study in storytelling: how one guy got his start by appealing to the lowest common denominator and how he shifted the public narrative from one of controversy to one of victimhood. Continue reading How Do You Solve a Problem Like Tix?
After years of false starts followed by an unprecedented wave of momentum, the EBU has seemingly established a substantial foothold on the American market. Continue reading American Song Contest: An Impeccable Opportunity?
“This is perhaps a strange conundrum that many a Eurovision fan will have come across at various times in their life, but certainly on a few occasions, when I’ve been getting to know new people, I mention that our beloved Eurovision Song Contest is a passion of mine and one person will pipe up with ‘Why?’” Continue reading A Justification of Interest
“What song could win Eurovison 2021?” That’s the question Eurovision in Context posed to a panel of contributors, with one catch. Everyone ranked the songs beforehand, and were assigned to make the case for a song they loved, some songs they liked, and a song they loathed. Continue reading They Are the Winners (Of Eurovision)
…every Eurovision is unique in its own way. Ever-changing political dynamics and global music trends all leave their mark on the contest and give every edition a little special something. Continue reading Eurovision 2021: What to Watch for in Rotterdam
You don’t last six decades without a strong tradition of governance, accountability, and adaptability. Continue reading Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Good Governance