The recently unveiled 'official flag policy' of the upcoming Eurovision song contest, has become the subject of severe criticism by seemingly equating Basque and Crimea with Daesh, through explicitly banning all three flags.
We are big fan of Dami Im! We first mentioned her two years ago in ?this post. Now, the X Factor Oz champ is representing Australia in the Eurovision song contest. Yes, Australia is now competing! And, yes, her song is really good! That means it won't win. Eurovision doesn't usually reward good songs! Check out her big [...]
Romania has been expelled from the Eurovision song contest for failing to pay debts.
The Eurovision Song Contest announces plans for an Asian competition, starting in Australia next year.
Visitors to Stockholm for the Eurovision Song Contest can also see an exhibition on the history of the competition at ABBA the Museum.
The story of Laika, the first dog in space, is one of the all-time saddest things ever. But at least now it’s given us this sweet, bizarre lesbian anthem from the Eurovision Song Contest. The Hungry Hearts and their blinged-out performance are just what Monday needs. Read more...
Adding Australia to Eurovision last year was brilliant. They delivered a killer song and it expanded the contest in a way that did not detract from it being the European Song Contest. However, adding Australia permanently would be the first step to it turning into the World Song Contest and that would then lose a lot of what makes Eurovision special. Show More Summary
It's official: Dami Im is Australia's choice to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest, set to take the stage in Stockholm, Sweden, when the competition kicks off in May this year. The announcement took place Thursday night...Show More Summary
Russia’s Vladimir Putin is not a man to shy away from the big stage, but nobody would have expected to see him on stage for Slovenia’s auditions for the Eurovision song contest. Unsurprisingly his “Putin, Putout” track went down a storm. Alright,...Show More Summary
LONDON — The people have spoken: pop duo Joe & Jake will represent the UK at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The pair won the most votes from the public out of six acts that performed in London on Friday night. Their song, "You’reShow More Summary
Joe and Jake, chosen as the UK’s entry into the 2016 Eurovision song contest by a public vote last night, are fantastic Eurovision fodder. Cute boys, singing a cute song, with a hook that you remember from the first time you hear it. They might even win. So how did [...]
Ukraine has provoked the ire of Vladimir Putin by selecting an “anti-Russia” song for this year’s Eurovision. During last weekend’s National Song Contest, the Ukrainian public selected the song “1944” by Jamala to represent the country in May. It is… Read The post Controversial Eurovision Entry Attacks Russian Oppression in Ukraine: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
Ukraine's official Eurovision 2016 entry is a politically-charged number about the historical oppression of Crimean Muslims by Russia. The ballad, called '1944', tells the story of Stalin's mass deportations of the Crimean Tatars towards...Show More Summary
Eurovision, the campy-yet-surprisingly-popular pan-European song contest, is set to take place in May. And much as in previous years, the event will likely be filled with cheesy songs, debatable costumes – and simmering geopolitical tension. For a taste of the latter, look no further than Ukraine's planned entry this year, a slow-burning pop song by an artist called Jamala. […]
They feel the telecast needs more suspense.
Organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest are trying to add suspense to the annual songfest by shaking up the voting system. The European Broadcasting Union said Thursday that, starting this year, votes cast by countries' professional...Show More Summary
A Crimean Tatar singer is set to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision 2016 song contest with a track inspired by Moscow’s Stalinist repressions against the region’s Muslim community. Jamala’s “1944” tells the story of Soviet deportation of the Crimean Tatars. Show More Summary
A Yamaha XV950 from Switzerland, a Ducati 900SS from Holland, and a Kawasaki H2 from Italy. This week, it’s the Eurovision Song Contest of bike building. Yamaha XV950 by GS Mashin Bern-based Tom Mosimann first caught our attention with his swooping and colorful re-interpretation of a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Show More Summary
1. How well is Polish democracy doing?: a symposium. The answer from the Polish government is the most interesting, even if not entirely accurate. And might Poland be kicked out of the Eurovision Song Contest? 2. James Fallows is launching a war on leaf blowers. Show More Summary
Since coming to power in October, Poland's conservative Law and Justice Party has caused considerable controversy in Europe. One of the most notable moves the new government has made so far is a new law designed to overhaul the country's state-run broadcasters and news agencies – widely seen as a step toward taking them fully under government control. Free speech […]