SERIOUS niche stamp, here
EUROVISION LOVERS UNITE!!
Americans, you don't know what you're missing.
The Eurovision Song Contest is a 52-years-young celebration of the worst pop music Europe has to offer.
It is living, breathing kitsch and the single most MST-able TV event outside of American Idol auditions.
My favourite winners:
2006 - LORDI!!
1987 - Johnny Logan
1981 - Buck's Fizz
1967 - France Gall
Eurovision gave the world ABBA, launched the Riverdance phenomenon, Celine Dion was a winner in '88, Johnny Logan became an Irish national treasure by winning TWICE and it's compulsory BBC viewing solely because Terry Wogan gets pissed and provides hilariously biting commentary.The official site
is a good intro, but the Wikipedia article
is an engrossing several hours read, especially if you go year-by-year.
Don't ask me to explain the jokes. If you're an ESC fan, you'll know.