Posts tagged "eurovision"

Meet Cochita Wurst, The Austrian “Bearded Lady” Who Won Eurovision 2014

On Saturday night, Conchita Wurst, the drag alter ego of Austria’s Tom Neuwirth, won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark, her overwhelming popularity trumping the bigotry of social conservatives who called for a boycott of the competition because of her participation. Wurst — who uses female pronouns which in character — slayed the competitio…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2014

Welcome Back, Bonnie Tyler, Eurovision Awaits You

When one of my high school friends was dumped by her gay boyfriend (we all knew he was gay, never sure why she didn’t), she made me drive her around with her in her parents’ Mercedes  all night listening to “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” On repeat. On cassette. While she cried. It was traumatizing…

Ami Angelowicz / March 9, 2013

All The Fabulous Camp From The Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is over, and we’re shedding a tear or two in its fabulously campy, irony-free honor. The international European song contest happens each year, and pits singers from each country in the European Television Union against one another for the best pop track. Broadcast around Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries, Eurovisio…

Julie Gerstein / May 29, 2012