Saturday, May 23, 2015
How Europe changed its tune- 60 years of Eurovision
Classic Eurovision- Domenico Modugno and Volare
My new piece for RT.com OpEdge
On Saturday night in the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna the grand final of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest takes place. Twenty-seven countries, not all of European, will compete for the prize, won last year by the Austrian ‘bearded lady’ Conchita Wurst.
Eurovision is more than just a song contest- its history tells us much about the way Europe has changed politically, culturally and economically since the mid-1950s, and how the changes have not always been for the best.
You can read the whole piece here.