Eurovision

How the Eurovision Song Contest is political

Article
Beatrijs de Coninck
29/06/2021
8 minutes to read

This essay will focus on how this Eurovision can be seen as a political and intermedial event, and how the music contest, besides entertainment, is used as political influence worldwide.

Eurovision as a platform for international politics

Article
Anouk Smeets
25/09/2018
15 minutes to read

This article examines how the Eurovision Song Contest can become a platform for contestants to make political statements through their performances and the curation of their identities.

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Eurovision 2018: Cowboys, Geisha’s and Metoo

Article
Inge van de Ven
13/05/2018
7 minutes to read

The Eurovision finale last Saturday sparked controversy regarding cultural appropriation by the winner. The online reception of this event is very revealing with respect to the politics of representation of our time.