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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

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

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