For all the bitching and moaning Americans say about how they don't understand how Europe could love faggity-assed football, Eurovision is so far gone it's not even on their radar. It's simply unfathomable to the civilized Western World that something as cheesy bad as this could be as big as the U.S. Super Bowl. And here we have douchy crap like "American Idol" that makes otherwise sane people jizz in their pants.
I can get the football as a surrogate for World War kinda thing. That makes internationals cool. But having a sing-off so that one nation can get served over the other? That makes the gayness of a Barca dive-and-roll marathon seem as gay as alligator wrestling with meat hooks by comparison.