Eurovision 2014

  • Eurovision Winner Raises Ire Of Russian Officials
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    Eurovision Winner Raises Ire Of Russian Officials

    Though Conchita Wurst‘s domination of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest came as good news to many in her home country of Austria and across Western Europe, the east was less enthusiastic, including Russian officials who asked the culture ministry to ban the singer from touring Russia. The 25-year-old Austrian drag performer, whose off-stage name is

  • Winner Of The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Crowned
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    Winner Of The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Crowned

    In a year filled with notable entries — some sublime, some ridiculous, which according to BuzzFeed are most often sent by countries unable to afford a win — the winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest has finally been announced as Austria’s Conchita Wurst with her song Rise Like a Phoenix. Wurst made headlines as

  • This Is How Australia Does Eurovision
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    This Is How Australia Does Eurovision

    Europe’s shimmering annual music competition this year expanded its borders, with Australian pop star Jessica Mauboy taking centre stage at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, as a tribute to our country’s dedicated love for the kitschy, global television event. Performing for an audience of about 125 million people worldwide, Mauboy performed her song Sea of

  • Russia’s Gay Stance And Ukraine Get Eurovision Entry Booed
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    Russia’s Gay Stance And Ukraine Get Eurovision Entry Booed

    As winners of the 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Russia’s Tolmachevy Sisters are being eyed as strong potential 2014 winners by blogs and pundits back home, but after qualifying for the final of Eurovision 2014 on Tuesday, the 17-year-old twin sisters were faced with a barrage of boos. As BBC reports, while the sisters initially

  • The Best And Worst Of Eurovision 2014
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    The Best And Worst Of Eurovision 2014

    The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest goes down in Copenhagen this Sunday, and will feature a historic, out-of-competition performance by Aussie Jessica Mauboy. In order to get a feel for this year’s instalment of the always quirk-filled European institution, we got two of our writers — Nastassia (Eurovision lover) and Greg (not quite) — to discuss

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