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24 May
The singer for Italy's Eurovision Song Contest winning rockers Maneskin will take a voluntary drug test after denying speculation that he was snorting cocaine during the broadcast.
23 May
"We just want to say, to the whole of Europe, to the whole world, rock 'n' roll never dies," Maneskin's frontman Damiano David has said after winning.
21 May
Eurovision performers who qualified for the grand final after Thursday's second semi-final shared their excitement during a press conference in Rotterdam. US Rapper Flo Rida who supported San Marino's Senhit said on this occasion, "I love the energy. And also be up there was just amazing, man, the whole set-up is like over the top."
26 Mar
On this week's Middle East Matters, we're joined by a singer whose voice has been compared to the legendary French singer-songwriter Edith Piaf. Barbara Pravi, whose mother is Iranian, hails from a family of musicians and artists. In May, she'll be flying the flag for France in the Eurovision Song Contest. She tells us more.
7 Dec 2019
Hungary has pulled out of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest that will take place in Rotterdam. No reason was given, but many people are speculating that the decision is related to the government's homophobic stance.
17 May 2019
The theme of this year's Eurovision Song Contest is "Dare to Dream." But the dream is now over for the 15 nations eliminated from the competition. The remaining 26 entries will battle it out in this weekend's finale.
16 May 2019
In a show of dazzling effects and extreme stylistic variety, 10 musical acts have qualified for the Eurovision song contest finale in Tel Aviv. Front-runners Greece and Australia were among the acts to make it through.
12 May 2018
The Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner. France's entry is being tipped as one of the favourites. But not everyone likes the true tale of a migrant baby born at sea. Plus, defacing a UNESCO site or creating art in Carcassone? The chateau makeover that's dividing opinion.

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