Eurovision

Russia rejects offer to let Eurovision singer perform remotely

Russia on Thursday rejected a compromise offered by the Eurovision Song Contest to let its singer perform via satellite link after she was banned from entering the host country Ukraine, local media reported.

Eurovision to let Russian singer perform remotely due to Ukraine ban

A Russian singer banned by Ukraine from entering the country will be able to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest through a live video link, the contest's executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, said Thursday.

Ukraine bans Russian Eurovision hopeful who performed in Crimea

Russia's Eurovision hopeful - who has become a source of controversy in host country Ukraine for a 2015 performance in Russian-annexed Crimea - was on Wednesday banned from Ukraine for three years, a move that will likely further degrade relations.

Eurovision will abide by Ukraine's decision on Russian singer

The Eurovision Song Contest's supervisor Jon Ola Sand said Tuesday that the event, to take place in Kiev in two months, will abide by whatever decision Ukraine makes on whether to allow Russia's contestant to enter the country.

Russia's Eurovision nominee happy despite potential Ukraine ban

Russian singer Julia Samoylova is not letting a potential ban from Ukraine spoil her excitement about performing at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev in two months, according to an interview published Tuesday.

Russia's wheelchair-bound Eurovision nominee faces Ukraine ban

Russia plans to send wheelchair-bound singer Julia Samoylova, 27, to the Eurovision Song Contest in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in May, despite a potential ban because she has performed in Russian-annexed Crimea.

Ukraine vows to ban certain Russian singers from Eurovision

Ukraine will not allow Russian singers who have supported the pro-Russian rebellion in eastern Ukraine to perform at next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine's Culture Minister Yevhen Nyshchuk said Friday.

Eurovision viewers in Ukraine, Russia show mutual support in vote

Despite political tensions between Ukraine and Russia, viewers in the neighbouring countries awarded high points to each other's Eurovision Song Contest entries in a televote, detailed results showed Sunday.

Ukraine scores second Eurovision Song Contest win

Ukraine singer Jamala scooped her country's second win in the Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday with a song about the horrors of conflict, edging out entries from Australia and Russia.

Eurovision Song Contest final underway with 26 acts vying to win

Belgium, represented by Laura Tesoro, opened the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday where acts from 26 countries in Europe and beyond are vying to win.

More than two dozen acts compete for Eurovision Song Contest title

Acts from 26 countries in Europe and beyond take the stage in Stockholm on Saturday to perform ballads, pop, electropop, country and rock songs in the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision win for Russia could chill interest among gay fanbase

Among the many flags seen at Eurovision Song Contest events is the rainbow flag - a symbol of the annual music competition's strong gay fanbase.

Second semi-final to complete Eurovision Song Contest final line-up

Acts from Australia, Israel and Ukraine are tipped to advance Thursday from the second of two semi-finals to qualify acts for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest grand finale this week in Stockholm.

Favourite Russia advances in Eurovision semi-finals

Russia lived up to the hype and was selected late Tuesday as one of 10 countries from the first semi-final for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest grand finale this week in Stockholm.

Eurovision Song Contest engulfs Swedish capital

The Swedish capital Stockholm has pulled out the stops as host to the Eurovision Song Contest, a televised event that attracts millions of viewers worldwide from Europe to China and Australia.

Russia hears political message in lyrics of Ukraine's Eurovision pick

A battleground for songs - or political jibes? The Eurovision Song Contest is often full of controversy, and this year is turning out to be no different. A Crimean Tartar singer representing Ukraine has angered Russia with song lyrics it perceives as critical.

Protest songs at the Eurovision Song Contest

While political messages are unwelcome at the Eurovision Song Contest, they nevertheless seem to make their way onstage every few years. Here is an overview of some of the more controversial incidents:

Eurovision Song Contest to be broadcast in the US for the first time

The Eurovision Song Contest will expand its audience to the United States this year, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced Monday in Geneva.