Royal praise for Dutch singer’s victory at flashy Eurovision

Europe 05/19/19, 07:34

The Dutch royal family and prime minister are leading an unusual outpouring of praise for the 25-year-old singer who brought the Netherlands its first victory in the Eurovision song contest since the 1970s.Duncan Laurence beat out over-the-top, camp-filled performances from across Europe and beyond to win the competition Saturday night ...

Update: Israeli PM wishes Eurovision contestant luck

Europe 05/18/19, 15:23

The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local):23:20Israel's prime minister has called the country's Eurovision representative to wish him luck in the contest.Tamta of Cyprus performs the song "Replay" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, ...

Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final kicks off in Tel Aviv

World 05/18/19, 15:03

Israel hosted the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, with Madonna set to showcase Europe's annual music extravaganza. Some 200 million people around the world were expected to be watching as 26 countries competed to be crowned Europe's top pop act and follow in the footsteps of ...

Eurovision Song Contest decides this year’s final lineup

Europe 05/16/19, 16:20

The Eurovision Song Contest has decided the final 10 contestants who will battle to be crowned Europe's best pop act, following the event's second semifinal Thursday.The countries advancing to the cumulative show, held Saturday in Tel Aviv, are Netherlands, Sweden, North Macedonia, Albania, Russia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Malta.The ...

First 10 nations advance to this year’s Eurovision final

Entertainment 05/14/19, 16:42

The first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest has sent 10 countries' acts to the Grand Final and seven others home.Contestants from Australia, Iceland, Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, Czech Republic, San Marino and Slovenia moved ahead after all participating nations announced their selections, which are divided between a professional ...

Madonna rebuffs Israel Eurovision boycott calls

Entertainment 05/14/19, 07:35

Pop star Madonna has rejected calls for her to boycott this year's Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying she will "never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda." Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday, ahead of her expected arrival in Tel Aviv for a performance at the Eurovision event. Madonna said ...

Israel says bots promoting boycott of Eurovision

Tech 05/02/19, 14:22

Israel on Thursday said it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest.Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs said the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the effort.Twitter confirmed it suspended "a small network of accounts" ...

Ukraine drops out of Eurovision after spat with singer

Entertainment 02/27/19, 13:50

Ukraine has pulled out of this year's Eurovision song contest following a politically-tinged dispute between the singer who won the national competition and the country's national public broadcaster.Anna Korsun, who performs under the stage name Maruv, won the national finals on Sunday and immediately came under fire from politicians because ...

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