BigDamnArtist wrote:TechNoir wrote:
Eurovision - A Quick summary:
Each year European countries have a music competition where artists from each country write average radio pop music specifically for entering into said competition. The artists themselves rarely write their own music for our local competition, sometimes one songwriter can be behind alot of the contributions. Each country through public vote then selects which one of these songs best panders to the lowest common denominator, and thus should compete against the other countries similarly selected contributions.
So this is like some sort of international cooperative attempt to punk the entire human population right? There's no way this is like an actual thing that people care about.
I believe the competition was initially created to help relations between European countries, working as a way for different people and cultures to come together for something we have in common.
...Bland music, as it turns out...
Although apparently Turkey stormed off in a huff this year because the Finnish song ended with two women kissing. So I guess it can also be the source of diplomatic flouncing, thus reinforcing the impression that most countries behave like eight-year-olds when they get the chance.