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Eurovision 2021: Italy’s song winner Damiano David tests negative for drugs
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Eurovision 2021: Italy’s song winner Damiano David tests negative for drugs

Rumors had swirled on social media that David had snorted cocaine when he was seen leaning awkwardly over a table during the live TV broadcast.

Eurovision 2021: Winner glam rock band Maneskin return home to Italy amid festivities, speculation of drug abuse
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Eurovision 2021: Winner glam rock band Maneskin return home to Italy amid festivities, speculation of drug abuse

In Italy, the drug claim didn't mar the praise that poured in on Sunday from the Italian establishment for the victory of the rather anti-establishment Maneskin, a glam rock band that got its start busking on Rome's main shopping drag.

Russia's feminist singer Manizha challenges stereotypes in her Eurovision 2021 entry
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Russia's feminist singer Manizha challenges stereotypes in her Eurovision 2021 entry

'Russian Woman', which Manizha describes as an anthem "against stereotypes that I had faced", has found a huge support base with more than 10 million views on YouTube.

Eurovision 2021: Flo Rida to perform with San Marino singer Senhit in second semifinal
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Eurovision 2021: Flo Rida to perform with San Marino singer Senhit in second semifinal

The second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Thursday at the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Eurovision 2021: Icelandic band Dadi og Gagnamagnid to not play at event after group member tests COVID-19 positive
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Eurovision 2021: Icelandic band Dadi og Gagnamagnid to not play at event after group member tests COVID-19 positive

A recording of Dadi og Gagnamagnid’s dress rehearsal from last week will be broadcast in Thursday’s second semi-final of Eurovision.

Eurovision Song Contest: Norway, Belgium, Ukraine among first 10 music acts to qualify for finals
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Eurovision Song Contest: Norway, Belgium, Ukraine among first 10 music acts to qualify for finals

The competition, which this year spotlights contestants performing 39 songs from nations across Europe as well as Australia and Israel, is one of the largest events staged in Europe since the pandemic began. It is taking place as the continent begins to tentatively emerge from lockdowns and infection-control restrictions.

Eurovision Song Contest returns with strict COVID-19 protocol in place to ensure safety of audience, performers
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Eurovision Song Contest returns with strict COVID-19 protocol in place to ensure safety of audience, performers

Despite the pandemic measures, the contest that aims to unite Europe in song is continuing its 65-year tradition of upbeat fun.

Eurovision Song Contest 2021: After an agonising wait, returning acts hope to capture last year's magic in their performances
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Eurovision Song Contest 2021: After an agonising wait, returning acts hope to capture last year's magic in their performances

Eurovision 2021 t is officially part of a series of Dutch government trials to see how to run large events in a safe way. The contestants will all have made prerecorded versions of their songs in case they catch COVID-19 and are unable to perform.

With Eurovision Song Contest 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus, Will Ferrell's Netflix comedy releases on 26 June
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With Eurovision Song Contest 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus, Will Ferrell's Netflix comedy releases on 26 June

The Eurovision Song Contest was due to take place in Rotterdam in May after the Netherlands won the 2019 contest, but was cancelled as the coronavirus pandemic spread.

Demi Lovato joins Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens in Will Ferrell's Netflix comedy Eurovision
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Demi Lovato joins Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens in Will Ferrell's Netflix comedy Eurovision

Will Ferrell announced that Demi Lovato will join the cast of Eurovision on the singer's birthday

Madonna sparks controversy by displaying Palestinian flag during performance at 'non political' Eurovision
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Madonna sparks controversy by displaying Palestinian flag during performance at 'non political' Eurovision

The Palestinian Campaign For The Academic And Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) called Madonna's performance 'immoral'

Madonna refuses to boycott Eurovision final in Israel: I'll never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda
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Madonna refuses to boycott Eurovision final in Israel: I'll never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda

The European Broadcast Union, which is overlooking the responsibilities of the event, have yet not arrived at any conclusion over Madonna's performance, a Eurovision spokesperson told CNN.

Rachel McAdams in talks to join Will Ferrell in David Dobkin's Netflix comedy, Eurovision
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Rachel McAdams in talks to join Will Ferrell in David Dobkin's Netflix comedy, Eurovision

Rachel McAdams is reuniting with Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin to star alongside Will Ferrell in the Netflix comedy titled Eurovision

Will Ferrell to write and star in comedy film based on Eurovision Song Contest for Netflix
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Will Ferrell to write and star in comedy film based on Eurovision Song Contest for Netflix

Will Ferell's Eurovision film is being interpreted as an attempt by Netflix to appeal to its customers abroad.

Firstpost Playlist: This week tune into what's hot in the Eurovision song contest
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Firstpost Playlist: This week tune into what's hot in the Eurovision song contest

This week, we give you a line-up of some of the most exciting new talents from the Eurovision contest 2016.