I LOVE the Eurovision song contest. I think it's brilliant, honestly my favourite thing to watch on TV every year. Here's a look at the Guardians top 10, ending with Conchita Wurst - who's number 1 in my books. I almost voted last year because of her!
If Euphoria proved that modern Eurovision was still capable of providing a launchpad for major international hits, Conchita Wurst proved that the contest could also create major international stars. A bearded drag queen singing a Shirley Bassey-esque torch song may have sounded like the ingredients for a quintessential slice of “only at Eurovision” lunacy in the style of Ukraine’s tinfoil-wrapped Su Pollard lookalike Verka Serduchka in 2007. Instead, her show-stopping performance transformed her overnight into an eloquent and inspirational advocate for a freer and more tolerant Europe, attracting points from countries in which LGBT rights had either never been on the agenda or were actively being rolled back.