STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - MAY 14: Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest at Ericsson Globe Arena on May 14, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images) Eurovision aired last week, and unlike previous years, if you lived in the United States, you couldn’t watch a livestream of the show off [...]
Only 51 weeks until the Eurovision Song Contest! Ah, what a fantastic event this year's competition was. "Quality" isn't a word you often see parsing Eurovision, but it has come a long way since the unlistenable 80s and there were many solid entries. Show More Summary
This past weekend was the Eurovision Song Contest, a long-running continental tradition that uses lights and fog and goofy-ass elaborate productions in a quest to determine, I guess, the best song in Europe? I’m not exactly sure what you’re supposed to win if you win. But I will say that the winner, Ukrainian representative Jamala, […]
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo ridiculed the results of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision 2016 ended with Ukraine’s win, according to The Guardian. Ukraine’s contestant Jamala won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with a controversial song about Moscow’s atrocities during World War II. Thank you for your love!...Show More Summary
GETTY Image I never watched any of the ghastly Eurovision song contests, but apparently the population of Russia has been whipped up into a frenzy over the fact that their entry (the favourite apparently) was beaten into third place by Ukraine, the winners, and Australia, who added insult to injury by snatching second place. Show More Summary
The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was won by Ukraine entrant, Jamala, with her haunting song, “1944” even though the hot favorite to win was actually Russia and this has caused quite a stir since. After all, Jamala was singing a song inspired by her grandmother’s deportation from Crimea, an event brought on by Russia during... Show More Summary
On Saturday, three people died and thirty were injured during a gun battle over control of a cemetery in Moscow. Just a few hours later, the Russian pop star Sergey Lazarev failed to win the Eurovision Song Contest, in Stockholm, losing to a Ukrainian. Show More Summary
Over 300,000 people signed the petition on Change.org demanding that the European Broadcasting Union and Eurovision Song Contest revise the results of the song contest held in Stockholm on Saturday.
On Sunday, Ukraine's Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest, causing a stir among Russians as they said her winning number was an anti-Russian anthem.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is going to examine the petition demanding to revise the results of 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, EBU spokesman Paul Jordan said on Tuesday.
An online petition for the European Broadcasting Union and Eurovision Song Contest to review the results of the 2016 Eurovision had collected more than 200,000 signatures by Tuesday.
Australia's Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) intends to develop a Eurovision Asia song contest, which will be based on the original Eurovision format, Michael Ebeid, the SBS managing director, said.
Logo TV broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest this past weekend, bringing the singing competition to the U.S. for the first time since it began 60 years ago. Although American audiences are late to the party, for decades the show has brought in in hefty viewer numbers (180 million at the last count) from around the world, who [...]
US singer Justin Timberlake performs during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Grand Final in Stockholm, on May 14, 2016. / AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images) Just shortly a week after first appearing online, Justin Timberlake’s latest smash has debuted atop the Hot [...]
No political statements were allowed, but the singer’s grandmother was forcibly deported by Stalin’s and it was the reason behind her singing the song on-stage. Photo by D!FF
With Russia discovering the joys of the politics of the Eurovision Song Contest this year, here’s the undoubted highlight from Saturday’s Grand Final in Stockholm – the interval act! Just in case anyone from the BBC, or from RTÉ, are looking for any tips for next year. Let’s face it, on recent form they could more...
Ukraine wins Eurovision with a diss at Russia Ukraine’s entry into the Eurovision song contest won the campiest event of the year last weekend with a song that dissed Russia’s brutal foreign policy past and present. Sung by Jamala, “1944” references Stalin’s deportation of minority Tartars from the Crimean peninsula in 1944, and is a […]
On the Overthinking It Podcast, we discuss what makes reality singing competitions wonderful… or terrible. And we wrap up our coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Episode 411: Potemkin Sausage Factory originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
The Minister of Culture Evgeny Nyschuk suggested that Ukraine should draw upon European investors to provide funding for next year’s Eurovision song contest in Kiev.