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If We Can Just Convince the Powers That Be to Say Yes, the U.S. Is Ready for ‘Eurovision 2017’
May 17, 2016  | By Linda Donovan  | 1 comment
 
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 came to the U.S. on May 14 in the form of the final show – live – thanks to the Logo Network. This is the first year, since the contest’s start in 1956, that we’ve seen the competition on U.S. television and oh what a battle we’ve been missing. But I think I understand why we’ve never participated – aside from the tiny technicality of not being European. (I know, neither is Australia. There’s a reason for their recent inclusion, however, but that’s for another day.) On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Stephen explained why we should be allowed to toss our tri-cornered hat into the ring and introduced us to the U.S. contestant for the next Eurovision Song Contest challenge. It’s obvious that we had to wait for the inspired “Nórnaäs” to come along and perform The Living Life, “translated from the original European,” before we could even think of entering the race. We’ll be serious contenders now. Clearly, Nórnaäs understands everything needed to have the perfect Eurovision act. – Linda Donovan

 
 
 
 
 
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Frank Brennan
I watched the show Sunday. Very well done, from the Euro side. The American commentators were lame. However, the two Euros hosts were quite good. The production values were superb. Some of the music was a bit uneven -- but the lack of commercials MORE than made up for that. Do I think USA should participate? Absolutely not. Let the Euros be Euros (the aussies, well!), but keep USA out.
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