Eurovision has been an integral part of European tradition for nearly 60 years. For the almost two hundred million people who tune in every year, it is more than just a song contest. Eurovision is about peace, unity, and celebrating each other's differences. For some, Eurovision is a way of life. For others, it's just a reason to have a party once a year. Let's talk to one of the latter types of individuals.
Kaija: We're here today with a Casual Eurovision Fan. It's rare to find one in the wild, which is why I'm here, in the throne room, with my mum. Let's begin: So, mum, when did you start watching Eurovision?
Kaija's Mum, AKA The Queen: Two years ago. It was a momentous day I'm sure I'll remember for the rest of my reign.
Kaija: Why did you start watching Eurovision?
Kaija's Mum, AKA The Queen: The Crown Princess forced me, but I'm glad she did.
Kaija: What's your favorite thing about Eurovision?
Kaija's Mum, AKA The Queen: The build-up. It's always fun to hear about the national finals and the #Mello drama every year.
Kaija: What's your favorite act ever and why?
Kaija's Mum, AKA The Queen: Conchita Wurst, because I like what she stood for.
Kaija: I loved Conchita's act too. Now for the important question: What do you think of the inclusion of our beloved colonial friends, Australia?
Kaija's Mum, AKA The Queen: I think that's awesome because they are such big fans. It's great for them to have a chance to participate.
Kaija: If you could change one thing about Eurovision, what would it be?
Kaija's Mum, AKA The Queen: I would have it televised to the colonies, because then we could be able to spread the love further.
Kaija: That's a great answer. We all know the colonies could always use a little bit of European love. So, final question, mum. What does Eurovision mean to you?
Kaija's Mum, AKA The Queen: To me, Eurovision means fun. It means a day spent hanging out with my daughter, the Crown Princess, and my mother, the former Queen. It means family, friends, and good food. I know the Crown Princess enjoys the show quite a bit more than me. I don't doubt that she will make sure that the viewing figures rise into the billions once she is Queen.
Kaija: Thanks, Mum. Say goodbye to your adoring subjects.
Kaija's Mum, AKA The Queen: Bye bye for now, all, and to all a good night!
Kaija: Merry Christmas!!!