Ukrainian singer Jamala is representing her country at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Her song remembers the mass deportation of Tatars from Crimea on Joseph Stalin's orders. Many Russians consider the lyrics to be a provocation.
The countdown is on for the candidates in the Eurovision Song Contest in the lead-up to Saturday's final. How do they feel? All agree that after the ESC, nothing will be the same.
In a musically strong year, a no-frills song by a brother and sister team was the clear favorite. This marks the first time Portugal has won the competition.
After Ukraine barred Russia's singer from the Eurovision song contest held in May in Kyiv, it now faces a "substantial fine" from to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). There were no details on the amount.
Acts off the beaten track did well in the second semifinal for the Eurovision Song Contest, as three sisters from the Netherlands impressed with their harmony. Among those missing out were Switzerland and Ireland.
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