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May 13, 2018 10:27 AM Eurovision 2018: 'Was she MIMING?' Fans claim SuRie's performance breached rules

EUROVISION 2018 fans blasted SuRie and other performers on the Lisbon stage, after a protester who brutally disrupted the Brit’s performance seemed to prove that she was miming. And it didn’t take 20-20 vision to spot that most or ALL of the other countries seemed to be miming too – with Moldova in particular obviously fluffing lines. After the SuRie 30

May 13, 2018 12:55 AM Netta Barzilai wins 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Netta Barzilai is sassy, she's fun and she can sing - and now the Israeli has won the Eurovision Song Contest with a catchy techno dance tune about women's empowerment. The 25-year-old pre-competition favorite beat out competition from 42 other countries' performers Saturday to claim the music extravaganza's annual crown at the Grand 4

May 12, 2018 11:01 PM Eurovision 2018 stage invader: Man who spoiled UK SuRie's song revealed as ‘activist'

A STAGE invader who interrupted the UK’s Eurovision performance tonight is an ‘activist’ who has pulled a series of similar stunts in the past. Dr ACactivism, also known as Dr. A.C., stormed onto the stage as Britain’s competitor SiRie was halfway through singing her song Storm. The self-styled “philosopher and activist” snatched the microphone and compared 17

May 11, 2018 2:17 PM English slips out of fashion at multilingual Eurovision final

Audiences for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be treated to a greater mix of languages than usual when performers take to the stage on Saturday. Some 10 different languages will be heard during the final, including Albanian, Slovene and – for the first time since 2001 – Lithuanian. English remains the most common choice for singers, including 16

May 10, 2018 9:54 PM Russia fails to qualify for Eurovision Song Contest for first time

Russia has failed to qualify for the Eurovision final for the first time. The exclusion is a significant upset for the country, particularly because it withdrew from last year’s contest after the host nation Ukraine banned Russia’s representative from appearing. The same contestant that was due to take part last year, Julia Samoylova, performed in the second 6

May 8, 2018 1:47 AM Eurovision hopefuls prepare for first semi-final

Azerbaijan, Israel and Ireland are among the countries hoping to reach the grand final of Eurovision 2018 tonight in the first semi-final in Lisbon. Israel’s Netta Barzilai, who will perform her song Toy, is the favourite with bookmakers to win this year’s competition. Other acts in the first semi-final expected to do well include Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva 13

April 11, 2018 9:13 AM Most Britons think Good Friday Agreement was telly programme with Chris Evans

TWO decades on from the Good Friday Agreement, most Britons think it was a telly programme with Chris Evans. A countrywide survey showed that 18 per cent believed it concerned Ireland, 22 per cent thought it recognised Boyzone’s win at Eurovision and 60 thought it was a telly programme where Chris Evans took the piss out of someone called Will. Nathan 11

March 25, 2018 2:19 AM Eurovision's first ever winner Lys Assia dies, aged 94

The Swiss-born songstress triumphed at the inaugural edition of the competition with winning song Refrain in 1956. The Swiss-born singer won the competition in her home country in 1956 with the song Refrain. Organisers of the contest offered their "deepest condolences" to Assia's friends and family and said they will be paying tribute to her "life and her lasting 25

March 24, 2018 9:00 PM First winner of Eurovision Lys Assia dies aged 94

The first ever winner of the Eurovision song contest, Lys Assia, has died aged 94. The Swiss-born songstress triumphed at the inaugural edition of the competition with winning song Refrain in her home country in 1956. Assia – who turned 94 on March 3 – died on Saturday at Zurich’s Zollikerberg Hospital, organisers of the contest said. They offered their 14

March 12, 2018 1:33 PM Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry features moving gay romance

Ireland has unveiled its entrant for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon – and the music video features a moving same-sex romance. The song is a moving ballad following a painful break-up, with the forlorn singer reminiscing about their past romance. The lyrics do not explicitly reference the gender of the lover, but the track’s official music 98