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Eurovision stars and famous musicians sign boycott letter for Israel’s Eurovision

An initiative posted this evening by the British newspaper The Guardian has seen dozens of Eurovision alumni join forces with respected artists and performers from Europe and beyond in supporting a boycott of Israel’s hosting. The letter, published online and gaining traction with websites such as Yahoo, sees over a hundred signatories from various artistic backgrounds calling for broadcasters and …

Armenia: Official statement on use of Nagorno-Karabakh flag

Emotions were running high last night as is always the case following a semi-final. But things took a turn for the worse in the winners’ press conference with some politically charged questions raised by the press. One such incident raised was that of Armenia’s representative, Iveta Mukuchyan, holding the flag of the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh during the semi-final results …

Austrian broadcaster discusses Politics in Eurovision

During the ORF- Dialog Forum on Tuesday, a panel of experts discussed Eurovision and whether or not the popular contest has a political bias. German Author Irving Wolther said that political messages are usually not allowed but that history has proven on multiple occasions, that this hasn’t been the case. He pointed out that the concept of countries judging other …

Russia wants to start its own version of Eurovision

Needless to say but not everyone in the world is thrilled with a victory of a bearded woman, especially not in Russia. Austria who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the bearded Drag Queen Conchita Wurst and her anthem “Rise like a Phoenix” on Saturday upset several Russian Lawmakers. The socially conservative politicians are eager to break away from …