Published: Sat, May 12, 2018

Ireland Eurovision entry one of two censored in China

Ireland Eurovision entry one of two censored in China

Eurovision was first held in 1956 with the aim of uniting Europe after World War II.

The Eurovision Song Contest commands a global television audience of around 180 million.

To see what good company she's in, we've collected a few of our favorite of these remarkable outfits to have appeared over the last 20 years in the picture gallery above.

Watch the full act below and tell us in the comments if you think this song could go all the way at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

The European Broadcasting Union has barred a Chinese video service from airing the Eurovision song contest after it censored semi-final performances with tattoos and a gay-themed dance.

We will remind, Yulia Samoilova was supposed to represent Russian Federation at Eurovision-2017 in Kiev, but she was denied entry to Ukraine due to the fact that she performed in the occupied Crimea. "Everyone knows the songs are not that good".


We doubt Pikachu has swapped sides permanently, and suspect he'll be supporting Japan when the national team arrives in Russian Federation later this year for the FIFA World Cup. Over the past two years O'G3NE and Douwe Bob made it to the finals and finished in 11th place.

Sobral will perform his winning song from previous year at the final with his idol, Brazilian music icon Caetano Veloso.

"I think I will faint. It's surreal", he said in an interview published Wednesday in Portuguese daily Publico.

A Chinese channel has been banned from broadcasting the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest after it censored two performances and blurred LGBT items. Five countries and host Portugal automatically qualified for the final.

For the right to reach the final of the competition, fought participants from 18 countries, including the representative of Ukraine Melovin.

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