Welcome to my first blog, about a subject near and dear to my heart. I have been a long-distance fan of the annual Eurovision Song Contest for many years, and since the internet has made it easier to follow, watch and listen, my interest has turned into unabashed LOVE.
I find myself explaining to my American friends the history, setup, ephemera, and the highs and lows of Eurovision over and over, and many have suggested that I start a blog to make sense of the Song Contest for American readers.
This year Eurovision promises to be better than ever and I want to share my excitement with lots of new potential fans. I’ll do my best to introduce the artists, songs, politics, history, humor and the sheer thrill of the world’s longest-running and most-watched television reality music competition to a part of the world that has missed out on all the fun and excitement for half a century.