Eurovision Song Contest

February 25, 2019 - 2:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's public broadcaster on Monday refused to sign a contract with the performer who won the right to represent her country in the Eurovision contest — a move that follows a politically-tinged argument rooted in the nation's tug-of-war with Russia. Controversy erupted immediately...
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February 06, 2019 - 3:46 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli band has dropped out of the Eurovision Song Contest because it would force some of its observant members to perform on the Jewish Sabbath. The Shalva group says Wednesday it's quitting Israel's qualifying competition after the Eurovision organizers said it would make no...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, photo, Israeli Singer Netta Barzilai, who won the 2018 Eurovision song contest, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel. Barzilai is releasing a new single that reflects the highs and lows in the year since her shock victory shook up her life. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
February 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli pop star Netta Barzilai, winner of last year's Eurovision song contest, released a new single Friday which she says reflects the highs and lows in the year since her shock victory shook up her life. Barzilai, 26, spoke to The Associated Press ahead of the release of...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2018 file photo, Netta Barzilai from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. The Eurovision Song Contest has announced that next year's competition will be held in Tel Aviv. The government initially insisted on holding the popular event in Jerusalem. But following a backlash over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its capital and a subsequent fear of boycotts it dropped the demand. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
September 13, 2018 - 9:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Eurovision Song Contest announced Thursday that next year's competition will be held in Tel Aviv, clearing up some of the political controversy surrounding Israel's hosting of the 2019 competition. The Israeli government had initially insisted on holding the popular event in...
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