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Jessica Mauboy on stage at Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Australians will get to vote to choose our entry in the next Eurovision Song Contest at a special event held on the Gold Coast in February, SBS has announced. SBS and production partner Blink TV will host the national contest Eurovision – Australia Decides to select the artist and the song we’ll be sending to …

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Jessica Mauboy

SBS has confirmed Australia will compete in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, but the anticipated Asia Pacific version of the contest has been put on ice. SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid told TV Tonight that previously announced plans for a local version of Eurovision had proven too challenging. “It’s probably been my one disappointment. I …

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Conchita Wurst

Turkey’s boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest will reportedly continue next year because of the competition’s inclusion of LGBTIQ performers. The country has not participated since 2012, and Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) boss Ibrahim Eren said the country was unlikely to compete in 2019. “As a public broadcaster we cannot broadcast live at 9pm, …

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Eurovision Song Contest 2018 winner for Israel, Netta, performed Toy at the popular music event

Israel’s win at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has come under a legal cloud after a major music label accused singer Netta’s entry of copyright infringement. Universal Music has sent an intention to sue notice to the Israeli songwriters behind Netta’s track Toy, The Times of Israel has reported. The singer’s quirky and infectious performance …

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Ireland Eurovision

Chinese broadcaster Mango TV has been banned from televising the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster was dropped by contest bosses the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) after censoring two performances during Tuesday’s semi-final. “On the 9th of May, Chinese broadcaster Mango TV broadcast the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest live but two performances …

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Ireland Eurovision

Ireland has made it into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, and the contest’s queer fans are loving the country’s 2018 performance. Irish singer Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s onstage performance of the song “Together” included a gay couple dancing together onstage. O’Shaughnessy told a Eurovision press conference, “My only intention was to help people see that …

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joel creasey Eurovision

Spoiler Alert The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is officially underway, with the first 10 countries going through to the grand final this morning. Host Joel Creasey is joining Myf Warhurst in host country Portugal for their second year of Eurovision commentary, and he suggests punters back home line up “food, a wind machine, and a …

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Jessica Mauboy

The glitterfest is upon us, the wind machine is set to roar and flame pots are primed for ignition. Eurovision—a camp event that has been going longer than the venerable Brisbane Queens’ Ball—is the “World Cup of Pop Music”, a sports event for people that aren’t into sport. Blair Martin, Brisbane radio station 4ZZZ’s roving …

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Conchita Wurst

Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst has opened up about her HIV status after being allegedly blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend. The glamorous Eurovision Song Contest winner revealed in a moving German-language Instagram post she had “been HIV positive for many years.” “This is actually irrelevant to the public, but an ex-boyfriend is threatening to go public …

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Jessica Mauboy

Jessica Mauboy has finally unveiled the song she’ll perform at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The Darwin-born perform will sing the uplifting anthem “#We Got Love” at the contest in Portugal in May. “I love the Eurovision Song Contest. I have since I was a little girl watching it with the family in Darwin,” the …

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