Most folks look at me with a blank stare when I mention Eurovision. When I try to explain it, they say, ‘Oh that’s “American Idol,”‘ yeah, not. Eurovision predates it by about fifty years. Yeah, take that, “American Idol,” or “Pop Idol,” or whatever you want to call it. Eurovision did it first. And seriously, with all of the ratings problems “American Idol” has been having this season, they might want to take a look at what makes Eurovision so popular.