Russia’s contestant in this month’s Eurovision song contest said on Wednesday there was no need for an investigation into “lost” Azerbaijani votes for her performance.
Earlier today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on his country's fifth place finish in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. At a press conference, Lavrov denounced supposed voting irregularities, claiming that Russia's points were "stolen," and called the anomaly "an outrageous act," promising Russian retaliation. Netizens were deeply amused.
The annual Eurovision Song Contest was held in Malmö (Sweden), 18 May 2013. It ended with the victory of Denmark's Emmelie de Forest. The final tally for each country is a 50/50 combination of the telephone votes and the votes of a national jury. Show More Summary
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the disappearance of votes awarded by Azerbaijan to Russian singer Dina Garipova at the recent Eurovision Song Contest as “an outrageous action,” and vowed on Tuesday that Russia would respond to the incident.
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Denmark may have won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, due to last year’s winner, held in Malmö, Sweden, but Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev is reported to have ordered an inquiry into why his country, apparently, failed to provide any points to their neighbour, Russia. Russia gave maximum points, 12, to the Azerbaijan entry. From the [...]
Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest won in the final of 2013 Eurovision, Europe’s most popular song contest, after performing her song “Only Teardrops” at the Malmo Arena in Sweden.
MALMO, Sweden (Reuters) - Denmark won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday before an international TV audience of around 125 million, winning with the annual competition with a barefoot performance backed by flutes and drums.
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Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin wished singer Dina Garipova success and victory at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden.
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Russia’s entry in this year’s Eurovision contest, Dina Garipova, will take part in the finals of Europe’s most popular song contest after clearing the semi-finals with a solid performance of her “What If” ballad.
LONDON (Reuters) - Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has written the music for Armenia's entry to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, bringing a heavy metal pioneer to an event described by the media as a "kitschfest" and "bad taste party".
Four of Europe’s most cash-strapped countries are set to pull out of the Eurovision song contest - in case they win and have to host the lavish event the next year.Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Poland have all said they are ‘very unlikely’...Show More Summary
The Eurovision song contest appears to have become the latest victim of the economic crisis with the news that two countries have been forced to pull out of next year’s event - because they cannot afford to enter.Poland and PortugalShow More Summary
Gultekin Garadaghly continues to post her own renditions of well-known songs on YouTube, including those from this year's Eurovision Song Contest held in her native Azerbaijan. The young singer living in Baku, who also covers Azerbaijani folk songs, has even been featured in the local press with 1news.az [RU] reporting...
Forced to reluctantly broadcast the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan, Armenia's Public TV used the occasion to continue the ongoing information and propaganda war against its rival in the region. Some Armenian bloggers respond.
Global Chaos takes a look at the government-led publicity and international media attention surrounding this years Eurovision Song Contest held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Public Diplomacy blog also notes the propaganda deployed by arch-foe Armenia's Public TV against Azerbaijan during the final, including re-inventing elements of Novruz as Christian even...