It's under 24 hours until the Grand Final
of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest
, airing at 2100 CEST (2000 UTC, 3 pm EDT). Are you ready for the most wonderful musical event of the year? [more inside]
It's that time of the year again, when the (television network) continent of Europe
comes together to sing, wear interesting clothing, and gyrate
before an enthusiastic/baffled world. [more inside]
The Eurovision Song Contest
Grand Final airs tonight, 21:00 CET. A live stream can be found here
. [more inside]
It's the story that has Britain in uproar*: Cliff Richard and General Franco: the 1968 Eurovision mystery
. Did General Franco scupper the judging? Exhibit A: Cliff's UK entry, Congratulations
. Exhibit 2: Spain's winning entry by Massiel, La la la
. For added measure, exhibit iv: here's Cliff's 1973 entry, which believe it or not also did not win, Power to all our Friends
(though Cliff's spectacular moves should not sway your opinion on the controversy* in any way
50 Years of Eurovision
--pics, video, info on 14 of the best(?) songs ever performed in the contest. Tonight they're picking the Number One of all time.
The best bits
(RealVideo) of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest
, complete with a sampling of UK's Terry Wogan
The Eurovision Song Contest is tonight.
Being an American, I don't understand it one bit, especially since the grand prize seems to be a one-way ticket to eternal obscurity. But someone must like it. "I want to shower you with sugar lumps/and ride you over fences..."