Eurovision 2016

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Viral video: Justin Timberlake, Eurovision and Demi Lovato
See Big Bear dance in speedos to Can’t Stop the Feeling, a top moment from Stockholm and the Frozen star’s carpool karaoke

Janette Owen

20, May, 2016 @6:33 AM

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Australia's Dami Im would have won Eurovision under last year's voting system
Eurovision song contest changed its rules to ‘inject new excitement’ into this year’s broadcast. Good news for Ukraine, bad news for Australia

Elle Hunt

18, May, 2016 @4:09 AM

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The Guardian view on the Eurovision song contest: how to protest and survive | Editorial
Editorial: Jamala’s song about the fate of the Crimean Tatars in the Stalin era stands in a long and glorious tradition of political music making


16, May, 2016 @6:40 PM

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BBC's Eurovision coverage bounces back with more than 7m viewers
Viewing figures recover after five-year ratings low as peak of 8.5 million watch Ukraine win

John Plunkett

16, May, 2016 @9:41 AM

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Anger in Moscow, joy in Kiev, after Ukraine's Eurovision triumph
Russian politicians call for boycott of next year’s contest in protest at the political content of Jamala’s winning song, 1944

Shaun Walker Moscow correspondent

15, May, 2016 @5:56 PM

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Why the US embrace of Eurovision is good news for planet Earth
Move over, John Wayne: the song contest is unavoidably dorky, but its first airing on US TV is the latest sign of a more worldly American culture

Dave Schilling

15, May, 2016 @5:21 PM

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‘Eurovision straitjacket’ joke angers mental health campaigners
Show accused of adding to stigma of mental illness after gimmick in which presenter said ‘crazy is the new black’

Haroon Siddique

15, May, 2016 @3:54 PM

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Eurovision 2016: Ukraine's Jamala wins with politically charged 1944
Singer Jamala calls for ‘peace and love’ after beating rivals with ballad about deportation of Crimean Tatars, seen as criticism of Russia’s actions in 2014

Heidi Stephens in Stockholm, Guardian staff and agencies

15, May, 2016 @9:49 AM

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Dami Im reveals ambitions to crack Europe after close finish at Eurovision
Australian singer’s entry, Sound of Silence, earned the most jury votes but fell short on the public vote

Staff and agencies

15, May, 2016 @5:14 AM

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Eurovision song contest 2016 – as it happened
It was Australia all the way – until it was Ukraine. Relive the confusion of Stuart Heritage and Heidi Stephens at 2016’s kitschfest

Stuart Heritage and Heidi Stephens

14, May, 2016 @10:44 PM

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Douze points! Why you shouldn't miss Eurovision this year
Thinking of skipping the greatest musical extravaganza on earth tonight? Here are the best reasons to tune in

Martin Belam

14, May, 2016 @11:00 AM

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