Eurovision Song Contest

August 30, 2019 - 6:53 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch port city of Rotterdam has been selected to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest. The European Broadcasting Union announced Friday that Rotterdam edged the southern city of Maastricht in the race to host the annual music competition. The Netherlands won...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019 file photo, Michael Rice of Great Britain performs the song "Bigger Than Us" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel. Britain's Eurovision song "Bigger Than Us" is an even bigger flop than previously thought after its last-placed entry was stripped of five points to correct a math error on Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, file)
May 23, 2019 - 1:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — Britain's Eurovision song "Bigger Than Us" is an even bigger flop than previously thought after its last-place entry was stripped of five points to correct a math error. The song performed by Michael Rice in Israel and watched by millions on Saturday had received just 16 points. But...
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Hatari of Iceland perform the song "Hatrio mun sigra" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 18, 2019 - 6:09 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Europe's ultimate pop extravaganza is hosting the Queen of Pop. Madonna was the special guest Saturday at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv where 26 nations...
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Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia, left, performs the song "Zero Gravity" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 18, 2019 - 6:05 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel hosted the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, with Madonna set to showcase Europe's annual music extravaganza that featured a rollicking collection of glitzy performances awash in kitsch, soul and spectacle. Some 200 million people around the...
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Katerine Duska of Greece performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 14, 2019 - 5:42 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest has sent 10 countries' acts to the Grand Final and seven others home. Contestants from Australia, Iceland, Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, Czech Republic, San Marino and Slovenia moved ahead after all participating...
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May 14, 2019 - 6:41 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Pop star Madonna has rejected calls for her to boycott this year's Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying she will "never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda." Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday, ahead of her expected arrival in Tel Aviv for a performance at...
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File - In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Israel says it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Thursday said the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the effort. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:20 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said Wednesday that Israel is using the event to "perpetuate...
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File - In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Israel says it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Thursday said the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the effort. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 02, 2019 - 2:54 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest. Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs said Thursday the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the...
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February 27, 2019 - 12:41 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine has pulled out of this year's Eurovision song contest following a politics-laden dispute between the singer who won the national competition and the country's national public broadcaster. Anna Korsun, who performs under the stage name Maruv, won the national finals on...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's entry for the Eurovision song contest is in jeopardy after the national broadcaster told the performer who won the right to represent her country to choose between the nomination and concerts in Russia. Controversy erupted shortly after 27-year-old singer Anna Korsun who...
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