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Eurovision 2020 song contest canceled over coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020 - 11:00 PM

Netherlands was set to host the annual competition

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 28, 2020 shows a banner depicting the logo of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. - The annual Eurovision Song Contest scheduled for May in the Dutch city of Rotterdam has been cancelled due to uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Sander KONING / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT

Netherlands wins Eurovision as Madonna dancers spark flag controversy

May 19, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Duncan Laurence wins for his performance of 'Arcade'

Netherlands' Duncan Laurence celebrates after winning the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 at Expo Tel Aviv on May 19, 2019, in the Israeli coastal city. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Madonna performs new song at Eurovision

May 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Madonna performs 'Future' with US hip-hop star Quavo during the Eurovision contest

This handout photo released by KAN shows Madonna and US rapper Quavo performing during a guest appearance at the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 at Expo Tel Aviv on May 19, 2019, in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. (Photo by Orit Pnini / KAN / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KAN / ORIT PNINI " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Madonna confirmed at last for Eurovision in Tel Aviv

May 16, 2019 - 10:02 PM

Israel public broadcaster KAN confirms that Madonna will perform after a contact was signed

Israel's Eurovision webcast hacked with fake attack warning

May 15, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The webcast on KAN is interrupted by what appeared to be satellite imagery of Tel Aviv superimposed with graphics of a smoke plume suggesting a rocket strike

Defiant Madonna determined to play Eurovision in Israel

May 15, 2019 - 11:10 AM

'I'll never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be,' says Madonna

Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Ukraine has barred Russian singer and Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova over illegally entering Moscow annexed Crimea for a 2015 performance

BANNED. Russian singer and Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova has been barred from entering Ukraine. Photo from Wikipedia

'Politics beat art': Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win

May 16, 2016 - 12:18 AM

It is not the first time the Eurovision Song Contest has raised political hackles though the rules leave no room for interpretation

Ukraine's Jamala (C) reacts after winning the 61st annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, May 14, 2016. Maja Suslin/EPA

Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically-charged Eurovision

May 15, 2016 - 7:46 AM

Ukraine s Jamala wins the 61st edition of Eurovision Song Contest Europe s annual kitsch fest of music glitz and politics

Talks ongoing to develop Asian version of Eurovision Song Contest

Mar 21, 2016 - 11:37 PM

Australian network SBS says it has secured an exclusive option to bring the concept to the Asian region

EUROVISION ASIA? Talks are ongoing to extend the Eurovision brand to Asia. In this file photo, contestants of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) gather on stage for the second semi-final round held in Vienna, Austria last May 21, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter

May 24, 2015 - 9:43 AM

Forty one years after Swedish superstars ABBA took the title chiseled Mans Zelmerlow wins 365 points from voters and juries in 40 countries with his up tempo crowd pleaser Heroes

EUROVISION VICTORY. Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow holds the throphy after winning the Eurovision Song Contest final on May 23, 2015 in Vienna. Samuel Kubani/AFP

Joy, bemusement as far-flung Australia wins Eurovision berth

Feb 11, 2015 - 3:36 PM

It s a daring and at the same time incredibly exciting move

WINNER. Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs during rehearsals for the Second Semi-Final of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark last May 7. EPA/NIKOLAI LINARES

Bearded lady Conchita Wurst to sing at EU parliament

Sep 11, 2014 - 7:49 PM

The hour long concert in front of the European Parliament building is part of a campaign to fight discrimination

DIVA. Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs during rehearsals for the Second Semi-Final of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark last May 7. Nikolai Linares/EPA

Eurovision win for Austria drag queen sparks anti-gay anger in Russia

May 11, 2014 - 4:44 PM

Austria s bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst victory at the Eurovision song contest sparks anti gay anger in Russia

Austrian bearded drag queen wins Eurovision song contest

May 11, 2014 - 9:17 AM

We are unity and we are unstoppable Conchita Wurst said after winning the glitzy competition with 290 points

WINNER. Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs during rehearsals for the Second Semi-Final of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark last May 7. EPA/NIKOLAI LINARES

Denmark wins Eurovision Song Contest

May 19, 2013 - 8:38 AM

Denmark won this year s Eurovision Song Contest in the Swedish city of Malmo early Sunday

Emmelie de Forest. Eurovision/Michael Søndergaard

Sweden triumphs in controversial Eurovision

May 27, 2012 - 8:21 AM

Swedish star Loreen wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan

EUROVISION 2012. The winners of the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision 2012 song contest celebrate their results in the Azerbaijan's capital Baku, late on May 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO

Azerbaijan hosts Eurovision clash of generations

May 23, 2012 - 12:33 PM

The run up to the event has been marred by accusations over Azerbaijan s rights record and forced evictions of locals but the government is hoping the event will be a unique shop window for the increasingly glitzy capital Baku

EUROVISION 2012. The winners of the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision 2012 song contest celebrate their results in the Azerbaijan's capital Baku, late on May 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO