“I’m not allowed to be political. Because east Europe is such a big part of Eurovision. They just need to chill the fuck down. But Eurovision is inherently political, surely. I asked them if I can wear rainbows. No. We’re not allowed to be political. It’s about music, not politics. But music and politics, you can not divide them. Not in my mind. Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland always give each other top points in Eurovision. If that’s not politics, I don’t know what is.” – Eurovision host Pilou Asbaek, speaking to the Guardian.