You may not have thought it possible, but this year’s Eurovision is gayer than usual, with several out and proud singers taking part in the competition.
Arguably the highest-profile act taking part is the reformed British boyband Blue. Their four-man line-up includes the gorgeous Duncan James, who came out as bisexual in 2009 and has enjoyed considerable success on the West End stage as well as forging a successful TV presenting career.
Israel has chosen transsexual superstar Dana International with the song Ding Dong. The glamorous singer grabbed the world’s attention when she won the contest in 1998 with the aptly named Diva.
Elsehwere, Malta has been desperate to win the contest for years and this year has turned to Glen Vella and his gay disco anthem One Life.
Vella celebrates his birthday on the night of the final but, as one of the rank outsiders, he might not be celebrating it on stage on the night.
With camp pop treats like these to be had, the best way to watch Eurovision is amongst a cackling queer crowd with a drink in hand.
With that in mind, Schwarzkopf and Lufthansa bring this year’s Eurovision Song Contest from the heart of Europe straight to Oxford St.
Head to the Oxford Hotel’s Supper Club from 7pm on Sunday, May 15 for the screening of Europe’s über-entertaining event of the year with catchy songs, big hair and unbelievable performances. Entry is free.
Dress to the Eurotrash theme and your first drink will be free.