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Politics and the Eurovision

As Ukraine enters this week’s Eurovision as the firm favourites, once again the question arises...

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11.35 12 May 2022


Politics and the Eurovision


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11.35 12 May 2022


As Ukraine enters this week’s Eurovision as the firm favourites, once again the question arises as to how political the contest actually is, from the UK’s pro-Europe song in 1965 to Georgia’s anti-Putin song in 2009. Chris West, Author of ‘Eurovision: A History of Modern Europe through the World’s Greatest Song Contest’ joined Stefanie to discuss just how big of a part politics really play in the competition.

 

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