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Sweden swoons over its Eurovision winner
Sweden swoons over its Eurovision winner

Swedish pop lovers celebrated their country's sixth Eurovision victory with an outpouring of national pride, welcoming heartthrob winner Mans Zelmerlow home.

Sweden swoons over its Eurovision winner
Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?
Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?

Behind the kitsch, glitz and smoke machines of the Eurovision Song Contest -- hosted by Vienna -- hide more serious international geopolitical tensions.

Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?
Joy, bemusement as far-flung Australia wins Eurovision berth
Joy, bemusement as far-flung Australia wins Eurovision berth

Australia has been granted entry into the Eurovision song contest, sparking joy from fans and bemusement from those questioning the antipodean entry.

Joy, bemusement as far-flung Australia wins Eurovision berth
Vienna chosen to host 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
Vienna chosen to host 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Austria was guaranteed to host the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.

Vienna chosen to host 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
Bearded Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision
Bearded Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision

Bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision contest early Sunday with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix", beating expectations that the eye-catching performance would be too controversial in socially conservative countries.

Bearded Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision
Bearded drag queen among favourites to win Eurovision
Bearded drag queen among favourites to win Eurovision

A bearded drag queen who was initially written off as too provocative for some socially conservative countries is now a favourite to win Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, tinged as always with regional politics.

Bearded drag queen among favourites to win Eurovision
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ABBA mulls possible 'Waterloo' reunion

Legendary Swedish pop group ABBA could reunite next year to mark the 40th anniversary since they won the Eurovision Song Contest and were catapulted to global stardom, singer Agnetha Faltskog revealed on Sunday.

ABBA mulls possible 'Waterloo' reunion
Eurovision winner gets triumphant welcome in Denmark
Eurovision winner gets triumphant welcome in Denmark

Exuberant Copenhageners braved the chill Sunday to celebrate Eurovision Song Contest winner Emmelie de Forest in Denmark's iconic Tivoli Gardens amusement park.

Eurovision winner gets triumphant welcome in Denmark
Eurovision fever hits the land of ABBA
Eurovision fever hits the land of ABBA

Fans from around the world have descended on the Swedish city of Malmoe for Saturday's final of the Eurovision Song Contest, with ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjoern Ulvaeus expected to appear.

Eurovision fever hits the land of ABBA
Lesbian kiss and Greek crisis in this year's Eurovision
Lesbian kiss and Greek crisis in this year's Eurovision

A song inspired by the Greek debt crisis, a gay marriage anthem and a male opera singer on Thursday made it through to this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest final.

Lesbian kiss and Greek crisis in this year's Eurovision
Dina Garipova. Photo courtesy of paparazzi.ru
Russia names its Eurovision-2103 participant; Kazakhstan candidate outflanked

Russia's Dina Garipova will represent Russia in the Eurovision-2013 song contest with What If song. Kazakhstan's Luina bid unsuccessful.

Russia names its Eurovision-2103 participant; Kazakhstan candidate outflanked
Kazakhstan's singer Luina. Photo courtesy of producer of the singer
Kazakhstan singer applies for Eurovision-2013

Russia has accepted the Kazakhstan singer's application. Channel One will define Russia’s Eurovision-2013 participant.

Kazakhstan singer applies for Eurovision-2013
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Kazakhstan eyeing Eurovision song contest

KazMedia Ortalygy Company is going to join the European Broadcasting Union and take part in Eurovision Song Contest.

Kazakhstan eyeing Eurovision song contest
Daria Gabdull. Photo courtesy of official X-Factor contest website
Kazakh singer opting for Eurovision-2012

Daria Gabdull, winner of X-Factor show in Kazakhstan, has filed an application to participate in Eurovision-2012 from Sweden.

Kazakh singer opting for Eurovision-2012

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