Mamma Mia! Here we go again. Eurovision wraps up in Sweden with pomp and protests.

Scores of musicians, hundreds of journalists, and thousands of music fans have gathered in the Swedish city of Malmo, where the Eurovision Song Contest is building towards an exuberant, glitter-drenched final on May 11.

But even Eurovision can’t escape the world’s divisions. Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters are also expected in the city for demonstrations urging a cease-fire in the Gaza war and criticizing Israel’s participation in the contest.

Here’s a guide to what Eurovision means, how it works, and what to watch for:

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