Latest Eurovision Song Contest News

UK to host 2023 Eurovision after Ukraine ruled too risky

Jul. 25, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in Britain, organizers announced Monday, after concluding it is too risky to hold the much-loved pop extravaganza in the designated host country, Ukraine. The U.K. said the 2023 event would be a celebration of...

Eurovision 2023 won't be held in Ukraine; UK may step in

Jun. 17, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The organizer of the Eurovision Song Contest said Friday that it will start talks with the BBC on possibly holding next year's event in the U.K. after concluding that it can't be held in Ukraine. Kyiv said it disagreed with the decision and called for “additional negotiations.”...

Live updates | Zelenskyy says Russia hopes for famine crisis

May. 30, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukraineian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the Russian blockade of Ukrainian sea ports prevents Kyiv from exporting 22 million tons of grain. In his nightly address Monday, Zelenskyy said the result is the threat of famine in countries dependent on the grain and...

Singer Ruslana seeks Turkey's help for Ukrainian fighters

May. 16, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Ukrainian singer and former Eurovision song contest winner appealed to Turkey’s president on Monday to save Ukrainian fighters from the besieged city of Mariupol amid Russia's war. Ruslana, whose song “Wild Dances” catapulted her to No. 1 in the music...

Eurovision win in hand, Ukraine band releases new war video

May. 15, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, fresh off its Eurovision victory, released a new music video Sunday of its winning hit “Stefania” that features scenes of war-ravaged Ukraine and women in combat gear, as the annual song contest took on ever more political tones given...

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

May. 15, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest, a clear show of popular support for the group's war-ravaged nation that went beyond music. The band and its song “Stefania” beat 24 other performers early Sunday in the grand final of the...

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision Song Contest as war rages at home

May. 14, 2022 19:06 PM EDT
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision Song Contest as war rages at home.

Ukraine band favored in Eurovision Song Contest final

May. 13, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra and its members' folk-hip hop anthem to their war-torn nation is the oddsmaker's favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest, an event intended to celebrate diversity and promote friendship among nations. Twenty-five bands are set to...