Happy pride! The Eurovision off season can be a drag, so let’s talk about drag at Eurovision!
First up, we check in with how Eurovision 2019 prep is going. Short version: it’s been three weeks; cool yer beans. There have been a couple of Eurovision sightings in the US, including “Toy” in Times Square and San Marino(?) on the Billboard Charts(????).
As for the main topic, Ben and Mike take a tour of Eurovision’s surprisingly brief drag history. Are there really only five entries? And where are the drag kings and other ways to play with gender? Join us as we spill allllll the tea.
- News (1:02)
- Drag at Eurovision (12:59)
- Drag at the National Finals (33:23)
- Next time on the EuroWhat? (40:01)
- Ketil Stokkan – “Romeo” (Norway 1986)
- Sestre – “Samo Ljubezen” (Slovenia 2002)
- DQ – “Drama Queen” (Denmark 2007)
- Verka Serduchka – “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” (Ukraine 2007)
- Conchita Wurst – “Rise Like a Phoenix” (Austria 2014)
- The Hungry Hearts – “Laika” (Norway NF 2016)
- Lolita Zero – “Get Frighten” (Lithuania NF 2017)
- Dismissed – “Hearts Align” (Sweden NF 2017)
- Verka Serduchka: a Drag Queen’s Guide to Infiltrating Post-Soviet Pop Culture (The Calvert Journal)
- Drag Kings Registry
- Europe’s Drag Kings Meet for London Showdown (Sky News)
- Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2016) serving the tea (Instagram)
- Kamil Show discussion (Episode 10)
- Trailer: The Apple
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