It's May. What would May be without a very special TV event, happening every year since 1956. And I remember, watching this since I was a child. I'm still watching the show every year. It's like Christmas, Halloween and Birthday, a highlight of every year. And it has something in common with all of these, the glitter, the costumes, the party :
If you've never heard of this, you'll probably live in the United States. Then here's an introduction for you: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/eurovision-explainer-post
(it's also funny to read, if you are not from the United States :-) )
This year 43 Countries (more or less European, Australia is also on board) take part on the contest, it's one of the world's biggest music events. Tomorrow (Saturday evening in Europe, Australians have to watch the show for breakfast) you can see the big final show. It's glittering, it's weird, it's great. In Eurovision Song Contests, you can hear heavy metal songs sung by monsters, cheesy ballads, country music, pop, great voices, puppets, dresses having their own life, bad and awesome visual effects and performances, it's really really fun watching the show, if you don't take it too serious.
(This is one of the craziest performances: Verka Serduchka from the Ucraine)
In Germany, there are a lot of Eurovision Song Contest Parties. Especially in Hamburg, there's a big open air broadcast with thousands of people watching the show together. The ESC became iconic, especially in the gay community (but not only there).
How do I celebrate the party? We meet with friends (about 12), prepare together a great international buffet with little flags of the participating countries (we don't manage to make 43 different things to eat, but we don't suffer from hunger this evening...), turn up the tv, make our own voting (especially for the ugliest dress) and have fun.
(This is Netta from Israel, one of my favorites this year)
(Addition.: she won the contest 😀)
And now it's your turn:
Do you watch the Eurovision Song Contest? If so, do you celebrate a party? Do you know this event at all? Do you like it, do you hate it (I could totally understand that :-) )? Do you remember a very special performance at the ESC?
Or, is there another iconic TV event, you are looking forward to every year again and again? Is there something similar like the ESC in your country? Tell us your stories, I'm curious.
And so, for the final vote: Israel 12 points (ok, Australia get 10 points :-) )
Have fun (on Friday and Saturday - and Sunday morning - for you Aussies)!
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