LOGO will be first American station to air Eurovision

Bil Browning

If LOGO wasn’t the gayest television station already, today’s announcement that they will air the Eurovision song contest grand finals live and commercial free should seal the deal.

Eurovision is the largest live non-sporting event and one of the most watched TV events in the world. Nearly 200 million viewers tuned in last year alone. The competition is being held in Stockholm, Sweden this year.

Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John, Julio Iglesias, and ABBA all owe their singing careers to Eurovision. Bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst won two years ago with her song “Rise Like a Pheonix.”

Each member country of the European Broadcasting Union submits a song to be performed during two Eurovision semi-finals. Winners of the semi-finals move on to compete in the Grand Final competition.

This year’s winner will be chosen based on a brand new voting system meant to ensure the finale winner remains unpredictable until the last moment.

The LGBT-themed channel will air the 61st annual Grand Final live and commercial free on Saturday, May 14.

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