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Annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union

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Eurovision Song Contest: Annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union
The Eurovision Song Contest, often simply called Eurovision, is an annual international song competition, with participants representing primarily European countries. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio, then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the winner. At least 50 countries are eligible to compete as of 2018, and since 2015, Australia has been allowed as a guest entrant.


Israeli host expecting Eurovision 'punishment' for Iceland's Palestinian flag display

The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest said on Sunday that an unauthorized display of Palestinian flags by Iceland's band could draw "punishment" from the event's organizers.
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Australia's Kate Miller-Heidke dazzles in Eurovision grand final

The winner has been crowned in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Read on to find out how your favourite went.
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Madonna set to perform as Eurovision grand final gets underway

The day fans of the song contest have been waiting for is here.
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It's on: Eurovision grand final gets off to a spectacular start

The day fans of the song contest have been waiting for is here.
SBS - Published

On Eurovision final day, Israelis cheer as Palestinians protest

As singers made last-minute preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, Israeli police threw a high-security cordon around the venue to head off attacks, or protests by..
Reuters - Published

Eurovision Village partying upsets nearby mosque worshippers in Ramadan

The Eurovision Song Contest has found few fans in a famous mosque in the Israeli host city, where worshippers have complained that the gaudy festivities are disrupting their observances of the Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Eurovision webcast hacked with blast image

Israel's national broadcaster has blamed Hamas for the hacking of the webcast of the European Song Contest with images of explosions in Tel Aviv.
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Madonna, on Eurovision, says she won't bow 'to suit someone's political agenda'

Pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday explained her decision to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel this week, saying that she will always speak up to defend human rights and hopes to see "a..
Reuters - Published

Eurovision host accused of dodging taxes

Israeli supermodel Bar Refael, one of the Eurovision hosts, has been accused of not paying her taxes, with an Israeli court saying she owes 2 million euros.
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Kate Miller-Heidke says 'everyone feels conflicted' by Israel backlash

As Kate Miller-Heidke prepares to take to the Eurovision stage for this year's first semi-final, she says she and the other artists have felt the pressure about taking part in this year's politically..
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Australian Eurovision fans turn out in Israel despite security concerns

Australian fans in Tel Aviv say they are not concerned about the security situation despite fatal clashes in the region and boycotts of this year's song contest.
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Australian in Israel for Eurovision amid security concerns

The first Eurovision semi-final is just days away, with Australians arriving in Israel for a week of parties and music amid security concerns.
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In Tel Aviv, Eurovision songfest braces for pro-Palestinian boycott protests

As 'Eurovision Song Contest 2019' banners go up across Tel Aviv, behind the glitz of the songfest is the latest manifestation of a bitter row between Israel and an international pro-Palestinian boycott..
Reuters - Published

Eurovision 2019: Australian jury, spokespeople announced

Australia's 2019 Eurovision jury and spokespeople were announced on Tuesday.
SBS - Published

Eurovision fans not fazed final will clash with federal election

Eurovision fans say they won't be letting the federal election get in their way as they prepare to celebrate the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in May.
SBS - Published

Madonna urged to avoid Israeli Eurovision

A group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals has urged Madonna to abandon reported plans to perform at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
SBS - Published

Kate Miller-Heidke ramps up Eurovision preps

Singer Kate Miller-Heidke has already won over the Australian public and a jury of industry experts. Now, as this year's Australian Eurovision representative, she's throwing all her energy into..
SBS - Published

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