Tag: Eurovision Song Contest

Israel's singer Netta Barzilai aka Netta performs with the trophy after winning the final of the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Government Will Not Interfere in Eurovision

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said his government would adhere to the Eurovision Song Contest guidelines, which may include nixing a plan to split public broadcaster Kan, in a bid to ensure the country would host the competition in 2019 as planned.

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Israel Wins Eurovision Song Contest on Jerusalem Day

JERUSALEM, Israel — Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday evening, bringing the coveted prize home on the day the country celebrates “Jerusalem Day,” in observance of the 51st anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

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WATCH: Israel’s Hovi Star Makes it to Eurovision Grand Final

The Times of Israel reports: Israel on Thursday night secured a spot in the Grand Final of the Eurovision song contest for the second consecutive year, thanks to the talents of entrant Hovi Star, singing “Made of Stars.”

Romanian band Voltaj perform during the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Vienna on May 19, 2015

Eurovision Bans Palestinian, Islamic State Flags from Song Contest

The Times of Israel reports: The Palestinian flag this week appeared on a list of banned banners for the Eurovision song contest, alongside the Islamic State group flag and others. Under Eurovision rules, regional flags, those belonging to federated states,

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England Flag Banned From Eurovision

The flags of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be banned from the arena at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, but the European Union and Rainbow flags will be permitted.

The presentation of scores will be split between national juries and viewers' votes under a system that Eurovision organisers hope will add more suspense to the big night

WATCH – Israel Gets Star Performer for Eurovision Competition

The Times of Israel reports: Israelis voted Thursday for 29-year-old singer Hovi Star as their representative at the Eurovision song contest, choosing him from a selection of four hopefuls during a national televised competition. Star, whose real name is Hovev

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Eurovision Debuts ‘Anti-Booing Technology’ to Protect Russia from Wrath over Ukraine

After an “embarrassing” episode in which a European crowd protested Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine by booing Russia’s 2014 entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, event organizers have installed “sound reducers” designed to remove booing from the broadcast when Russian contestant Polina Gagarina takes the stage on Saturday.

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Australia to Compete in 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest began in 1956 as a way to bring the nations of Europe together and sweeten relations between suspicious countries still recovering from World War II. Largely due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the contest has long included Asian participating nations, but this year, organizers intend to stretch the definition of Europe even further: to Australia.