Stephen Colbert imagines America in Eurovision
This year marked the first time the Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast in America, but that’s not enough for Stephen Colbert. The host of The Late Show wanted to know why America wasn’t included in the international music competition, especially since we’re so European these days.
“Why can’t we compete? We’re the most European country in the world,” Colbert said. “We invented the Frappuccino and the G-string. We eat more pizza than Italy, and we’re *this* close to electing Benito Mussolini.”
To remedy this, Colbert put on a demonstration of what America’s Eurovision entry might look like. Dressed in a white fur coat, blond wig, and sunglasses, Colbert sang lyrics like “I love living the living life” with a vaguely European accent as people dressed like astronauts and aliens danced together in the background.
Watch the clip below.