Russia's Anti-Gay Lobby Flips Lid Over Eurovision's Bearded Drag Queen

This past Saturday, a bearded angel named Conchita Wurst touched down upon Earth to compete in and win Eurovision. The singing drag queen — technically from Austria and not the heavens — stole the hearts of voters and viewers the world over, but not everyone is a fan. In fact, some are even heralding her as "the end… » 5/12/14 1:40pm 5/12/14 1:40pm

Bearded Drag Queen Takes Eurovision Song Contest by Storm

Meet Conchita Wurst, Austria's competitor in this year's Eurovision Song Contest — which is a popular televised event in which European countries soothe international tensions through the healing power of song and dance (like Glee, but with geopolitics). Conchita has all of the trappings of a star: a beautiful voice,… » 5/09/14 2:00pm 5/09/14 2:00pm

Singing Russian Grandmothers Go Viral, End Up Saving Their Village

The Buranovskiye Babushki (or Grandmothers of Buranovo) are a group of elderly ladies from the small, impoverished and rural town of Buranovo, Russia who took everyone by surprise back in May when they ended up placing second at the European pop music contest Eurovision. The video of the Babushki performance — in… » 7/10/12 11:50am 7/10/12 11:50am

The Leotards, Sparkles, And Feathers Of Eurovision 2011

The Eurovision Song Contest is in full swing in Düsseldorf, with the Semi-Final taking place tonight. We review the glory that was last night's dress rehearsal. » 5/10/11 10:16am 5/10/11 10:16am

Aurela Gace of Albania goes with a classic Eurovision look: Shocking hair, metal appliques, a flowing cape, an awkward hemline, and sheer fabric that…