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Gay Marriage Anthem 'Marry Me' Advances to Finals of Eurovision Song Contest: VIDEO

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Finland's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, "Marry Me" by Krista Siegfrids, has become a gay marriage anthem and advanced to the finals last night with a performance that featured a big wet woman-on-woman kiss.

Check it out as well as a Euronews report on the finalists, AFTER THE JUMP...

Radio Free Europe reports:

Greece's "Alcohol Is Free" by Koza Mostra also made it through, filled with metaphors about the plight of the crisis-stricken country.

The 26 countries competing in the final are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and Britain.

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  1. in yer face russia and the balkans!

    Posted by: bandanajack | May 17, 2013 11:02:01 AM


  2. I am sure all the heterosexual men and feminist women among the judges enjoyed it......just as I am sure they would not have enjoyed it if it involved two men rather than two women.

    Hooray for the double standard! Every gay man should be thrilled by it!

    Posted by: Rick | May 17, 2013 11:11:52 AM


  3. Actually it is not so much gay marriage anthem. Surely the end of the song is pro-lgbt marriage, and it is wonderful. I liked Krista saying: "It's 2013 and I can kiss whoever I like to."

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 17, 2013 11:32:50 AM


  4. "I liked Krista saying: "It's 2013 and I can kiss whoever I like to."

    When have women ever not been able to kiss whoever they like to?

    Posted by: Rick | May 17, 2013 11:34:51 AM


  5. Of course the England entry this year was Bonnie Tyler, she of Total Eclipse of the Heart fame.

    Did not work. Saw her on Graham Norton, the song was terrible and she has not progressed as an artist since the days of her hits. Or should I say hit.

    Whatev, it was sad.

    Posted by: Joe Bua | May 17, 2013 11:40:10 AM


  6. Of course the England entry this year was Bonnie Tyler, she of Total Eclipse of the Heart fame.

    Did not work. Saw her on Graham Norton, the song was terrible and she has not progressed as an artist since the days of her hits. Or should I say hit.

    Whatev, it was sad.

    Posted by: Joe Bua | May 17, 2013 11:40:10 AM


  7. If I can't kiss men then nobody else should be allowed to. Do you pathetic liberals realize how hard it is being a closeted adult like me with no testicles? It's HARD. You effeminates are the reason I'm too scared to come out and actually enjoy life as a gay man.

    Posted by: Rick | May 17, 2013 11:40:35 AM


  8. @Rick, women kissing each other during prime time on television, live television without being cut off the air? It's not so usual.

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 17, 2013 11:47:47 AM


  9. Fake Rick is the best thing that has ever happened to comments section on Towleroad.

    Posted by: MateoM | May 17, 2013 11:55:36 AM


  10. It's a bubble gum song. Eurovision has descended just as everything else in Music.

    Posted by: Monrocsol | May 17, 2013 12:24:38 PM


  11. I rarely agree with Rick, but he's right in this case. If two men were to do this, there would be an uproar. So sick of this double standard. Plus, those "singers" aren't even gay. I'm so sick of straight women doing this crap for publicity.

    Posted by: Agree with Rick | May 17, 2013 12:43:40 PM


  12. Of course you agree with Rick. You probably ARE Rick. The only people who ever support his opinions on Towleroad are his aliases.

    Posted by: MateoM | May 17, 2013 12:49:50 PM


  13. @Joe Bua - Yes the UK entry is crap, ours always is. We have only won twice. The only reason we get to the finals every year is because we, along with France, Germany, Spain (and recently Italy) pay for the bloody thing and so get an automatic place.

    Eurovision's a bit of a joke here but lots of people stay in and have Eurovision parties (with lots of alcohol and drinking games). I'm having one tomorrow night in fact. Can't wait!

    @AgreewithRick No-one would care if two men kissed on Eurovision (maybe some countries but tough). It's the gayest thing on the planet. And in 1998, Dana International (an Israeli trans artist) won the bloody thing with "Viva la diva!". I was at a Eurovision event at G.A.Y in London and it was spectacular. We didn't mind coming second to her one bit.

    Posted by: Jack Ford | May 17, 2013 1:00:28 PM


  14. I miss the 90s :(

    Posted by: Jack Ford | May 17, 2013 1:02:30 PM


  15. Hey, leave the Balkans out of this!

    Turkey, on the other hand, threatened to not broadcast the finale over the kiss.

    The woman-on-woman kiss happened in the semi-final:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL9-8OlUGHM

    In the produced video she kisses a man (whom she has kidnapped) at the end.
http://youtu.be/FdU02F9lT2g

    Posted by: KevinVT | May 17, 2013 1:18:38 PM


  16. Why don't we get Eurovision on BBC America? It is a crime...

    Posted by: KJPNYC | May 17, 2013 2:37:57 PM


  17. @Joe Bua: Why are you saying that Bonnie Tyler's entry was the worst and sad, when she did not even compete yet? The actual show is tomorrow.

    Not that I am a fan of that particular song, but give Bonnie a break. She just wants to sell her back catalogue of hits from the 80s!

    Posted by: miguel.janeiro | May 17, 2013 3:39:14 PM


  18. @KJPNYC you can watch it at Eurovision.tv or on svtplay.se

    Posted by: Duff | May 17, 2013 7:01:03 PM


  19. Sorry to be such a buzz kill, but each and every one of these performers would be at best "headlining" in the most obscure streets off, way off of the Vegas Strip. Why are there still these phony shows that seem only to carry on the faux tradition of boardroom created pop stars dating way back to the Monkeys, when their TV profits were more important than their minuscule "signed" and patched together "talent," especially back when true talent simultaneously abounded that included Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead, Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Pink Floyd, none of whom would be caught dead near the slimy likes of those producers who bring these Ryan Seacrest monitored Mediocrity Fests to air over the way too dated broadcast airwaves! Where are the truly talented young folks who decry the "absorption" into the phony glitz and supposed glamour of these lowest denominator vehicles for TV advertisers?

    Posted by: Tom Cardellino | May 18, 2013 4:00:08 AM


  20. @Monrocsol @Tom Cardellino

    Eurovision has Always been a bubble gum pop cheesefest...and was isn't carrying ona tradition of boardroom created popstars...it started the damn tradition!

    ABBA won with Waterloo in 1974, duh.

    Posted by: QJ201 | May 18, 2013 6:43:21 AM


  21. I do agree that it would've been worse if it was a kiss between two men, but good god, people! This girl is on our side!

    Posted by: darkorient | May 18, 2013 12:41:04 PM


  22. Denmark just won, but what's more interesting, despite the backlash, Finland went with the lesbian kiss in the finals AND we even got treated to a gay kiss between two guys during the host's humorous tribute to Sweden!

    The two guys, grooms incidentally, were married by the host in the segment. Great statement! Hot close-up! :)

    Posted by: El | May 18, 2013 6:43:39 PM


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