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From pop to politics, what to know as Sweden prepares for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest

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By JILL LAWLESS

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Showing a picture of ABBA from over 50 years ago shows how irrelevant this contest show actually is.

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Showing a picture of ABBA from over 50 years ago shows how irrelevant this contest show actually is.

Spot on! Lots of talent back then.

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They were just singing and little shaky move but who were the musicians, their talent is not known to the audience.

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Showing a picture of ABBA from over 50 years ago shows how irrelevant this contest show actually is.

If you'd read the article, this is why they're showing a picture of ABBA from 50 years ago:

This year marks the 50th anniversary of a Eurovision’s most iconic moment, ABBA’s victory in the 1974 contest with “Waterloo.” The win propelled the band toward superstardom and helped jump-start Sweden’s music industry.

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Le’me guess. Ukraine wins. LOL

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Not sure why Israel is included in this European competition - last time I checked the atlas they're in Middle East, continent of Asia.

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Showing a picture of ABBA from over 50 years ago shows how irrelevant this contest show actually is.

It's important to Europe..

The irrelevant is that ABBA circus..

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Not sure why Israel is included in this European competition - last time I checked the atlas they're in Middle East, continent of Asia.

Because they keep committing genocide, their neighbors don't want to mix with them and also most Israelis are recent immigrants or the two generations away immigrants from Europe.

But you are correct they should not be at this event or any other.

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Not sure why Israel is included in this European competition - last time I checked the atlas they're in Middle East, continent of Asia.

Australia is there too - and they're at the other side of the Atlas! Lol

It's less of a geography and more of a demography - where the people feel they belong or more closely aligned with

Y'know who else is in Eurovision? Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia - and those are even further inside Asia. Y'know who's their neighbor to the south? Iran. They're right next to Iran! Lol

And it's not just Eurovision neither - it's also Eurosports. Those countries participate in European sports competitions, not Asian sports

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