It's hard to say something could be schlockier than American Idol, but there is and it's been around for a long, long time. It is called Eurovision, and it annually puts the trash in EuroTrash.For those who started goo-goo-eyed at the marriage of England's Prince Willy and his bride, Kate, thinking you wish America could have something this classy -- take a good, long look at this...person: Verka Serduchka, a Ukrainian. Verka took SECOND PLACE doing this kind of thing in 2007!

It's time for the new Eurovision. This is the contest that brought us ABBA, then managed to stick around for another 37 years putting out stuff like Verka Serduchka. Check out the story from Slate.com and Simon Doonan on the origins of Eurovision and how even Europe has rednecks.