Exeter, Devon UK • May 23, 2024 • VOL XII

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Eurovision: the camp, the colourful, the crazy

Milly Earnshaw-White talks about her excitement for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, giving us a taste of what it has to offer.
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Eurovision: the camp, the colourful, the crazy

Image: Superlambana, a sculpture in Liverpool, gets a makeover with Ukraine’s colours ahead of Eurovision, Mark mc neill, Unsplash.com

Milly Earnshaw-White talks about her excitement for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, giving us a taste of what it has to offer.

Overflowing with all things camp, colourful and crazy, the sensation that is Eurovision is returning this year in the city of Liverpool. From ABBA’s iconic performance in 1974, Flo Rida’s random appearance with San Marino in 2021, and Graham Norton’s endless snarky commentary, Eurovision has provided us with many golden pop culture moments. I first caught some of it on the TV a few years ago and became hooked in an it’s-so-bad-that-it’s-good kind of way. In between all the wacky costume choices, backing dancing and stage designs, the yearly contest has produced some scarily catchy tunes. Slo Mo (Spain 2022), 10 Years (Iceland 2021) and of course Euphoria (Sweden 2012) are up there with my personal stuck-in-my-head favourites.

I first caught some of it on the TV a few years ago and became hooked in an it’s-so-bad-that-it’s-good kind of way.

As a northerner, I was very excited to hear that Eurovision would be making its way to Liverpool and was determined to secure some tickets. Despite me and a friend setting up all devices ready for the ticket drop, we were naïve to the thousands of people who were queued up ahead of us. Regardless of our optimistic (unsuccessful) attempt at making it to the live shows, and my newfound personal hatred towards Ticketmaster, it would be rude not to celebrate the occasion in some way or other. With the final show falling the day after my last essay (take that second year!), it would be rude not to crack open the Aperol spritz and perhaps assemble a smorgasbord (how European).

I’m so excited to see what this final has to offer, and definitely ready for a boogie.

With a post-exams celebration needed, I will inevitably end up in TP, and catchup on the rest of the show as a hangover cure. Because as much as I love it, BOY does Eurovision drag on. There are only so many dramatic pauses a girl can take. I’m so excited to see what this final has to offer, and definitely ready for a boogie. And, with the likes of Måneskin gaining mega success from their Eurovision appearance, who knows which stars could arise this year.

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