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Perfect to get you into the mood for the ESC, 21 May 2012
If you want to jumpstart your ESC week with something more than just the usual Abba revival shows, buy this.
The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the very few true European experiences and tools like twitter and facebook have put it on a whole new level. In my childhood I learned to count in english and french through it, today a week ahead of the big night I am looking forward to watching the event online and the hashtag for #esc at the same time.
Although coming from a citizen of the UK ;) Ewan's book provides a very European look at this event and how it plays out over the year. Given that most people know all the basics of the event, there is no need to introduce it here except for those typical questions of the political voting. I especially like the insights into the different countries how they chose their entries - I never realized f.e. how big the festival in sweden is.
There is a lot of love involved for the ESC and the book is set up in nice little chunks, making it a perfect "read a chapter a day to prepare" for the final. Now if you excuse me, I need to find out where to watch the semifinals ...