Cody and Raúl chat about how Eurovision creates a platform for inclusivity and diversity beyond queerness. They also celebrate sexy 2021 performances by female-identifying artists. Finally, they dive deep into Eurovision lore by examining Charlotte Nielsen/Perelli and Verka Serduchka.
In Thirsty for Eurovision, Raúl Rojas and Cody Sisco share their love (and obsession) with the Eurovision Song Contest, a showcase for music, queerness, and theatricality. They are thirsty and passionate about the performers, fans, creators, and major players.
The first three podcast episodes are a comprehensive introduction to the competition, including recent winners, thirst for hunks, fabulous divas, and the politics of inclusion and geography.
The fourth episode dives deep into Melodifestivalen, the Swedish competition that decides who goes on to compete for the country and that serves as a gateway and bellwether for many Eurovision fans.
Forthcoming episodes will rove across the landscape to highlight performers competing in May in Turin, Italy for the title of Eurovision Winner 2022.
Highlights from All Inclusive Eurovision: A Fun Platform For Progressive Culture (episode 3)
We’re all about highlighting and celebrating performers who are creating a more inclusive and diverse contest through their participation and advocacy. Building on the conversation about gender and sexuality in the previous episode, we discuss ethnic diversity and representation, bodies of all sizes, and how disability has been an important presence on the contest’s stage.