Contest to Pick Top Euro-Pop Song of 2008 Europe indulges in its annual festival of pop this weekend, when the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Belgrade, Serbia. The competition is a rather cheesy contest to choose the most popular pop song in Europe. In its 52-year history, it has become an outrageous celebration of pure kitsch and drama.
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Contest to Pick Top Euro-Pop Song of 2008

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Contest to Pick Top Euro-Pop Song of 2008

Contest to Pick Top Euro-Pop Song of 2008

Contest to Pick Top Euro-Pop Song of 2008

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Europe indulges in its annual festival of pop this weekend, when the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Belgrade, Serbia.

The competition is a rather cheesy contest to choose the most popular pop song in Europe.

In its 52-year history, it has become an outrageous celebration of pure kitsch, filled with banal songs, accusations of political interference and collusion between voting nations.