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Hey You! Pay Attention to the Eurovision Song Contest!


If you don't know, every year for the past 60 years, the countries of Europe (and Australia for some reason) launch a competition of musical acts.

It's essentially an American Idol for the whole continent of Europe. But like injected with fervent nationalism. It's a little insane.

The first round of semi finals began May 19 and it was as enjoyable as always. Full of really interesting music, performances and surprises.

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    This is another way to understand the Eurovision Song Contest

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    Also, they mostly sing in English, so don't worry monolingual Americans.

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    This was last year's winner, Conchita Wurst

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    Via Wikipedia

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    Last night, Serbia's entrant Bojana Stamenov belted out this fantastic performance


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    Belgium's Loïc Nottet performed this catchy song, which received a lot of love


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    Russia's Polina Gagarina is an early favorite to win the whole thing after this number


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    This Finnish punk band didn't get to the next round, but they were still great


    The band, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, is made up of adults with developmental disabilities and brought the house down with some good ol' fashioned punk rock.

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    We know you have three hours to spare, so just watch the whole program


    The second semi final will air May 21. You can stream it on the Eurovision website.
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