Ten years ago, I was bored while Jennifer was at a conference in Montreal and discovered that the Eurovision Broadcasting Union simulcast the Eurovision Song Contest on its website. On a whim, I started to live-blog the goings-on during the 2006 Semifinal on my LiveJournal. That was the beginning of the Eurovision Lemurs blog. Jen joined in the blogging the following year.
I am kind of embarrassed by those blog posts from 2006; my ignorance was on full display, even though I got off a few choice quips. But since then, I feel like we’ve maintained a funny and intelligent blog, and I am happy that our enthusiasm for the Song Contest has not waned in 10 years.
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to do a few special posts to mark our 10th anniversary. They will look back at the past decade of the Song Contest and take stock of where it’s at now. We’re looking forward to the next 10 years!