Logo To Air 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

It's like "Drag Race" meets "American Idol."

For the second year in a row, Logo will air the exclusive U.S. broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest, the world’s biggest music and entertainment competition show. Drag Race judges Michelle Visage and Ross Matthews will provide color commentary during the show, airing live and commercial-free on May 13.

The three-hour event will also simulcast on LogoTV.com, the LogoTV mobile app, and on Logo’s YouTube channel.

“We’re excited that, thanks to Logo, even more viewers this year can discover the excitement of the world’s longest running annual TV music competition and ’celebrate diversity’ with audiences around the world,” said Jon Ola Sand, executive supervisor of Eurovision Song Contest.

KIEV, UKRAINE - 2017/02/11: Singer ILLARIA participant of the second semi-final of the national selection for Eurovision-2017,. (Photo by Alexandr Gusev/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Alexandr Gusev/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the competition is in its 62nd year, drawing more than 200 million viewers worldwide. The 2017 Grand Final competition, following the theme “Celebrate Diversity,” will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, where acts representing 42 countries will battle it out for the coveted trophy and the right to host next year’s contest in their home country.

Eurovision is known for an eclectic mix of power ballads, ethnic rhythms, and bubblegum pop, paired with intricate lighting sequences, pyrotechnics, and elaborate costumes. Winners are chosen via professional juries and viewers voting at home.

Over its storied history, its has catapulted performers like ABBA, Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John and Julio Iglesias to stardom. Austrian drag performer Conchita Wurst broke new ground in 2014, when she won with her her song “Rise Like a Phoenix.”

COLOGNE, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 09:  Conchita attends the 'Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Unser Song' show on February 9, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.  (Photo by Alexandr Gusev/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Image
Alexandr Gusev/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Last year, Ukrainian singer Jamala claimed the top prize with the track “1944.” You can get a sneak peek at all the songs competing in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest here.

Watch the Eurovision Song Contest finals, May 13 at 3pm ET on Logo.

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