Eurovision aims its glitterballs and lasers at Moscow
Next year’s competition will be held in Britain, but will celebrate all things Ukrainian in a show of solidarity with the besieged country
Eurovision, a hugely successful, trashy entertainment show, or a metaphor for our troubled times? It certainly is the former, and all the more enjoyable for it, but increasingly it is being shaped by a European war to the east.
When historians look back on this era, the shaping of the concours Eurovision de la chanson will be seen as a barometer for the public’s reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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