This year in Jerusalem

America has nothing quite like the Eurovision Song Contest; it's a singular mixture of low kitsch, high technology, and national pride, as most European countries (plus Turkey, Israel, and Cyprus) compete in a pop song contest which is broadcast live. It's also an example of continental democracy in action--during the broadcast, viewers vote for their favorite performances. The winning country hosts the contest the following year.

This year's Eurovision Song Contest was held in May at

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