Emmelie de Forest of Denmark is the winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Some 39 countries took part, with 26 making it to Saturday's final.
Despite calls for boycotts, Israel's cultural center has been chosen to host next year's song contest. Tel Aviv was picked over the contested city of Jerusalem, which both Israelis and Palestinians claim as a capital.
Israel's Meteor Festival aimed for a Woodstock-like ambiance with global indie groups, but many acts canceled this weekend as part of a boycott. Other artists have called for a global boycott of next year's Eurovision.
The results of the second semifinal of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest are in. Eight countries have been eliminated from the fray, with the remaining ten going through to the final on Saturday.
Eurovision attracts many types of people, including numbers and trivia freaks. Here's a sample of statistics garnered from ESC history, some important, some obscure, and some utterly superfluous.
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