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Eurovision: a political history

Dean Vuletic speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about the history of the Eurovision Song Contest – and what it tells us about the changing face of Europe

Published: May 13, 2022 at 8:21 am

From voting scandals and political messaging to drag queens and ABBA, Dr Dean Vuletic speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. He discusses some of the controversies in the competition’s past and reveals what it can tell us about the changing face of Europe over the last six decades.

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https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/7/2022/05/Eurovision-81d07b3.mp3

Dean Vuletic is the author of Postwar Europe and the Eurovision Song Contest (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022)

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Authors

Ellie CawthornePodcast editor, HistoryExtra

Ellie Cawthorne is HistoryExtra’s podcast editor. She also contributes to BBC History Magazine, runs the podcast newsletter and hosts several live and virtual BBC History Magazine events.

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