Selected Press Coverage

The Arts Hour
BBC World Service
April 10, 2018


The Arts Hour
BBC World Service
June 17, 2017



Eurovision 2017: Julia Samoylova, Russian-Ukraine politics, show preparations
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


‘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



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


morgenavisen jyllands-posten

“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




Pop and politics: A diplomatic dance at the Eurovision song contest
CBS News
May 23, 2015

Discussing Eurovision 2014 on CNBC Europe
Squawk Box
May 12, 2014

Discussing whether tensions between Ukraine and Russia will spill over into Eurovision
May 8, 2014



10 Questions with French Open Champion Li Na. The first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title, Li Na talks about love, tennis and avoiding the crazies., June 16, 2011

Why is Eurovision so Popular? I pick my favorites on CNN’s “Connect the World”
May 13, 2011

10 Questions with Jimmy Wales. The Wikipedia co-founder speaks to TIME about the 10th anniversary of the online encyclopedia., January 14, 2011

The Tree as Sea: Galliano’s Christmas Creation at Claridge’s., December 22, 2010

Party While You Peddle. Tour operators in Amsterdam have built a profitable—and divisive—business around drunk biking. Grab a Heineken and hitch a ride on the beer bike., January 7, 2010

Eurovision 2010: The Continent’s a Stage. I talk about the contest on America’s National Public Radio.
May 28, 2010

“Gaydar”: Fact or Fiction? Discussing ‘gaydar’ on National Public Radio.
Weekend America, December 3, 2005

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