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Westerner’s Karma: Eurovision And Cultural Appropriation 101
Kerli, Spirit Animal, Estonia 2017

One of the themes that’s been bubbling through the Eurovision fansphere this year is cultural appropriation. Ellie Chalkley looks at what you need to know about this topic, and how knowing it can help you be a more thoughtful, helpful person.

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Avoiding the Barbara Dex And Other Eurovision Fashion Disasters
Barbara Dex (

Lisa-Jayne Lewis is back on ESC Insight as our resident fashionista, taking a look how to get it right and not end up in Eurovision history as the unfortunate recipient of this year’s Barbara Dex Award for the worst-dressed artist.

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Having Fun and Staying Functional: Your Health And Wellbeing at Eurovision
Taking care of yourself at Eurovision is not just about enjoying the gym (image cc/Kotket1909)

We want you to be able to #CelebrateDiversity without doing yourself any lasting damage, so here are some of the things that many of us wish we’d been told before our first Eurovision event

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Reviewing Chris West’s ‘A History Of Modern Europe Through Eurovision’
Author Chris West

It’s always a delight to see a new book about the Eurovision Song Contest, and Chris West’s epic looks at the history of Europe through the lens of its favourite TV show is the latest. John Egan sits down to review the paperback.

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Eurovision 2017: Analysis Of The Semi Final Running Order

We have a running order for the two Semi Finals of this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Which countries are happy with the outcome, and which are now biting their nails nervously? Ben Robertson investigates

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