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Pop goes Eurovision

Host of Europe’s major songwriting contest, calls it “rubbish”

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It’s always been hard to understand the European fascination with “Eurovision,” the annual contest that sees the continent’s nations compete to produce the most insipid pop song. But maybe we’re just not in on the joke. In a speech to European broadcasters today, Terry Wogan, the British host of the telecast for the past 38 years, spoke truth to power calling the contest “rubbish” and a “triumph of appalling taste.” But he also made a heartfelt plea to stop bloc voting and return the competition to its original fun spirit.

The Guardian

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