Eurovision Just Can't Keep Politics Out Of Competition
Eurovision, Europe's annual singing competition, is supposed to be politics-free but that's not usually the way it goes.By Ben Lawson | May 23, 2015
Eurovision, Europe's annual singing competition, likes to claim that it transcends politics and "builds bridges," but that's easier said than done.
Whether its through the audience's reaction or the performances themselves, issues from across the continent usually manage to slip in and this year was no different.
First, there was the reaction on Twitter to Greece's performance. It's tradition for whoever wins the competition to host it the next year which, the event's organizers admit, can be a lot to ask financially.