An Autonomous Year for Eurovision?

By Quirijn van den Hoogen
Groningen University

This year Eurovision was particularly interesting to me. I have many fond childhood memories of watching a night of Euro-trash pop music ever since Johnny Logan’s victory 1980. But I lost interest somewhere in the late 1990s after Eastern Europe started entering the competition as an expression of their independence ‘regained’ after 1989, flooding the competition with Balkan pop. Continue reading “An Autonomous Year for Eurovision?”