The world’s most-read independent Eurovision web site, wiwibloggs offers expert commentary and incisive analysis on all aspects of the Eurovision Song Contest, cutting across music, popular culture, history and politics. Our founder and editor William Lee Adams has been described by Dutch media as “the world’s most influential Eurovision viewer” and Will Ferrell even gave him a cameo in the 2020 Netflix hit, “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.” The blog is a staple of international media during Eurovision season and has been cited or featured in countries including Australia, Croatia, Denmark, Ireland, Israel, Norway, The Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. To request an interview please e-mail wiwi.bloggs [at] gmail [dot] com.

Selected Press Coverage

“The invisible child who now shines at Eurovision, Part 1”

Lives Less Ordinary (BBC World Service)

September 3, 2023

npr_logo1‘Wild Dances’ puts consequences of a long-ago, faraway conflict at center
National Public Radio
May 9, 2023

npr_logo1Interview on Forum with Mina Kim

KQED San Francisco

May 11, 2023

The Real Stars of the Eurovision Song Contest on the Competition Behind the New Netflix Comedy
June 26, 2020

Glitter, Strobe Lights and the Dream of a Unified Europe
New York Times
May 5, 2018

Eurovision 2018 : la crise migratoire et #metoo s’invitent au sein du glamour et des paillettes
Le Monde
May 10, 2018

What’s wrong with Ireland at Eurovision?
The Nicky Byrne Show (RTÉ 2FM)
May 26, 2017

Eurovision 2017: UK gets excuses in early but is tipped to avoid nul points
The Guardian
May 13, 2017

He’s already settled the Eurovision final
Aftenposten (Norway)
May 13, 2017

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Will Ireland qualify for the Eurovision final?
Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1
May 11, 2017

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Is Eurovision a political minefield?
Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1
April 11, 2017

Eurovision 2017: Julia Samoylova, Russian-Ukraine politics, show preparations
UATV (Ukraine)
April 4, 2017

Ukraine-Russia tensions at Eurovision 2017 (from 3:45:26)
BBC Radio 5, Up All Night
March 25, 2017

Ukraine bans Russia’s Eurovision singer (from 18:00)
BBC Radio 4, Front Row
March 24, 2017

“Why I Love Eurovision, and Why You Should Too”
New York Times
May 13, 2016

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Nicky Byrne flying flag for Ireland in Eurovision Song Contest
RTÉ News
May 12, 2016

‘Non-political’ Eurovision cFRANCE-24-LOGOontest caught in diplomatic crosshairs, again
France 24
May 17, 2016

ndr logo“Germany needs to step back and look inside of itself”
May 15, 2016

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Can Nicky Byrne take Ireland to the Eurovision final?
Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1
May 12, 2016

monocle24-51bed9b4b73e2Can Eurovision crack the U.S.?
Monocle 24 Radio
May 11, 2016

PrintInterview with William Lee Adams: Queer Radio Brisbane
Brisbane 4ZZZ radio
May 6, 2016

“A diplomatic dance at the Eurovision Song Contest”
CBS News Morning Show
May 23, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 21.38.36Eurovision Song Contest Turns 60
ABC Radio (Australia)
May 17, 2015

The-new-yorker-logo“An Austrian Drag Queen Wins Eurovision”
New Yorker
May 12, 2014

“The Ukraine-Russia tension behind Eurovision”
May 12, 2014

“Winner Takes It All?”
May 9, 2014

CNN logo 632 322“Eurovision Showdown: Russia and Ukraine Face the Music”
May 9, 2014

“Hamster Wheels, Sequins and, Yes, a Lot of Singing”
New York Times
May 9, 2014

logga-city logo malmo“Högsäsong för Eurovisions amerikanska bloggstjärna” (High season for Eurovision’s American blog star)
City Malmö (Sweden)
May 6, 2014

ZMONES LOGO“Pasaulio žurnalistai apie Vilija Mataciunaite Eurovizijoje” (World Journalists diagnose Vilija Mataciunaite: Upsetting costumes and scenes of choas) (Lithuania)
May 7, 2014

Russia One TV logo“The Tolmachevy Sisters: How will Europe greet them?”
Russia One (from 29:50, in Russian)
May 1, 2014

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“English blogger: Denmark is actually cool”
Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
September 3, 2013

“Unhinged Melodies”
Financial Times Weekend Magazine
May 17, 2013

npr_logo1“Eurovision 2012: The Babushki Make It Into the Final”
National Public Radio (United States)
May 5, 2012

CNN logo 632 322“Why is Eurovision so popular?”
Connect the World, CNN International
May 13, 2011

npr_logo1“Eurovision 2010: The Continent’s a Stage”
National Public Radio
May 28, 2010