Eurovision’s Grand Finale Will Air Live in the U.S. for the First Time

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Like Neil Diamond and Eddie Murphy before it, Eurovision is coming to America. The European song contest, which functions like a big talent show that people actually want to attend, will air its grand finale live in the U.S. for the first time this year, on May 14, on Logo. For those not yet indoctrinated in the Eurovision spectacle, contestants from across Europe and Eurasia have been singing for the pride of their countries since 1956. The amateur efforts can veer toward the schlocky, but the likes of ABBA won in 1974, so it's no more embarrassing than your average American karaoke-show ripoff. So quiet that national ego, hit the couch, and pick a pretty flag.