Eurovision: Pioneer of Melbourne University course prepares for political intrigue of song contest, by Simon Leo Brown. Professor Lewis:
The voting is always quite political. Cyprus and Greece always vote for each other … the Baltic countries always vote for each other, there’s the Nordic bloc.
She said it would be interesting to see which way Australia voted.
Last year we voted a bit like Sweden did. I think it might be an ABBA thing.
No, that’s not political. It’s tribal. But the professor knows she’s not allowed to give it its proper name.
The university’s School of Languages and Linguistics first ran the subject, titled Eurovisions, in 2015.
It took a while for people to realise it was a serious subject.
Maybe it took so long because it isn’t a serious subject. Forget hard subjects like maths or engineering. Who needs them when you can get a degree in the Eurovision Song Contest?