Eurovision 2011: Proof that Europeans are just as tacky as Americans.

Notes from the fashion apocalypse.
May 12 2011 7:07 AM

Putting the Trash in Eurotrash

The Eurovision Song Contest proves that Europeans are just as tacky as Americans.

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Grazing on these endless YouTube clips, one cannot escape the similarity between the Eurovision ethos and the right honorable Lady Gaga. Throughout the ascent of her ladyship, I have repeatedly been struck by the fabulous Eurovision-esque avant-gardism of her costumes. In addition to Gaga's drama-drag, her simplistic, language-blind lyrics—"Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah Ro-mah-ro-mah-mah Gaga-ooh-la-la"—also suggest that little Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta might well have enjoyed a Eurovision moment or two when growing up in the Bronx. If this is the case, then all I can say is bravo! Finally an American looked at Europe and went straight for the cheese instead of wasting time at the altar of high culture.