Iceland first country having a petition to boycott next year’s Eurovision

More than 18,000 people have signed a petition calling for Iceland to boycott next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, citing human rights violations against Palestinian people, Euronews reports.

The petition, started by developer Árni Steingrímur Sigurðsson, calls on national broadcaster RUV to withdraw Iceland from the contest.… Be Informed

Jubilant atmosphere in Israel following 2018 Eurovision victory

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The Times of Israel reports about the jubilant scenes following Israel’s victory in the 2018 Eurovision song contest. “Israelis took to the streets and social media early Sunday to celebrate the country’s win in the Eurovision song contest, praising singer Netta Barzilai as “Israel’s best ambassador’ and excitedly awaiting the country’s hosting duties for next year.… Be Informed

Eurovision – The Final Night

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Tonight, almost exactly one year after Salvador Sobral’s victory in Kyiv, a new Eurovision winner will be added to the history books during the Grand Final of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest. The ultimate music spectacle of the year, which will come to you live from Lisbon’s Altice Arena, will be presented by Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah and Catarina Furtado.… Be Informed

Malta doesn’t make it to the Final of the Eurovision, but Mental Health gets the European spotlight

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Three minutes 11 seconds of a powerful performance by Maltese singer Christabelle, wasn’t enough to convince the voters to give their approval for the Maltese song in this year’s edition of the Eurovision.

As the votes started to roll out, and the qualifying songs were announced, Malta’s love relationship with the Eurovision song contest was put under severe strain and now the debate about the country’s participation will kick in.… Be Informed

Eurovision – First finalists announced

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The following ten countries have qualified for the Grand Final (in order of announcement):

Austria: Nobody But You by Cesár Sampson
Estonia: La Forza by Elina Nechayeva
Cyprus: Fuego by Eleni Foureira
Lithuania: When We’re Old by Ieva Zasimauskaitė
Israel: TOY by Netta
Czech Republic: Lie To Me by Mikolas Josef
Bulgaria: Bones by EQUINOX
Albania: Mall by Eugent Bushpepa
Finland: Monsters by Saara Aalto
Ireland: Together by Ryan O’Shaughnessy

Nine other countries — Azerbaijan, Iceland, Belgium, Belarus, F.Y.R.… Be Informed