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Dick Leahy obituary
Music industry executive and publisher with a talent for spotting hits who worked with George Michael, Donna Summer and Dana

Adam Sweeting

03, Sep, 2020 @4:54 PM

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Eurovision signs deal to create US version of song contest
The American Song Contest will launch in late 2021 with rival musicians from all 50 states

Jim Waterson Media editor

07, Aug, 2020 @12:09 PM

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Ja Ja Ding Dong! How schlager found its joyful place in the pop camp
Will Ferrell’s new Eurovision movie dances to the bouncing beat of schlager, Germanic folk-pop reclaimed from the spectre of nationalism by embracing kitsch

Angelica Frey

08, Jul, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Nul points: why Netflix's Eurovision film hits all the wrong notes
Will Ferrell’s spoof can’t get a handle on camp and misses a vital point: Eurovision already does a fine job making fun of itself

Caspar Salmon

03, Jul, 2020 @11:53 AM

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga review – too timid for satire
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams hit a flat note in Netflix’s brand-approved ‘spoof’ of the much-loved carnival of kitsch

Peter Bradshaw

24, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Ricky Valance obituary
Sixties pop singer who had a No 1 hit with Tell Laura I Love Her

Spencer Leigh

16, Jun, 2020 @5:25 PM

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Eurovision: Come Together and Europe Shine A Light – as it happened
For the first time ever, the contest was off ... but the show carried on, with four hours of fabulous fun courtesy of the BBC and the EBU

Heidi Stephens

16, May, 2020 @8:58 PM

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TV tonight: Eurovision with a difference
The annual kitsch pop contest airs a singalong lockdown edition. Plus: State of Happiness nears its ending. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

16, May, 2020 @5:20 AM

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The show must go on: Eurovision is cancelled but superfans still celebrate
Eurovision puts tears, terrible tunes and kitsch on to our screens. We ask devotees how they’ll cope without it – and why the event has such significance for the gay community

Michael Segalov

10, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Boom-bang-a-bang Covid-19! Eurovision warriors refuse to be silenced
The song contest may be cancelled due to coronavirus, but heartbroken fans, plucky contestants and prosthetic-wearing Finns are partying on regardless. Full marks everyone!

Emma Kelly

05, May, 2020 @1:06 PM

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Coronavirus Rhapsody: isolation is catalyst for slew of parody songs
Songs, often tinged with dark humour, strike a chord with audiences amid lockdown

Lanre Bakare, Arts and culture correspondent

05, Apr, 2020 @4:24 PM

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Bill Martin obituary
Co-writer of the songs Puppet on a String and Congratulations who also came up with hits for Cilla Black and the Bay City Rollers

Spencer Leigh

02, Apr, 2020 @10:45 AM

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