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Eurovision: Songs, Scandals and Sequins

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Eurovision: Songs, Scandals and Sequins

<p>This year Sweden is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s the biggest one in the world: 39 countries are participating and the final is expected to be watched by 250 million people. </p> <p>Euronews reporter Valérie Zabriskie visited Sweden and spoke with Eurovision Song Contest fans, current commentators and former winners — such as Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus — to go in-depth about what makes Eurovision so special and if it still has a place in today’s high-tech, fast-paced Europe.</p> <p>This edition of Reporter takes a look at why, despite the kitsch, the extravaganza and the costumes, the Eurovision Song Contest is about so much more than just a song.</p> <p><a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/09/bonus-interview-bjorn-ulvaeus-former-abba-member">Bonus interview: Björn Ulvaeus, former <span class="caps">ABBA</span> member</a><br /> <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/09/bonus-interview-david-goodman-eurovision-song-contest-expert">Bonus interview: David Goodman, Eurovision Song Contest expert</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.euronews.com/tag/eurovision-2013/"><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/223920/443x73_eurovision-banner-hp_en.jpg"/></a></p>