Latest Eurovision Song Contest News

In time for summer, Europe sees dramatic fall in virus cases

May. 29, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — When Italy won the Eurovision Song Contest with an over-the-top glam-rock performance, the victory signaled more than just a psychological boost for one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19: Held before a live, indoor audience of 3,500, the annual kitsch fest confirmed that...

Italy's Eurovision song winner tests negative for drugs

May. 24, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Eurovision Song Contest organizers said Monday that the lead singer of Italian glam rock band Maneskin tested negative for drug use, putting to an end speculation that had tarnished the band’s victory. “We consider the matter closed,” the European...

Italy Eurovision winners return home to cheers, a drug test

May. 23, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian glam rock band that won the Eurovision Song Contest returned home Sunday to the adulation of fans, congratulations from the government and so much speculation that the lead singer had snorted cocaine during the show that he vowed to take a drug test. ...

Eurovision Song Contest organizers: Italian winner will take a voluntary drug test to refute speculation of cocaine use

May. 23, 2021 10:52 AM EDT
ROME (AP) — Eurovision Song Contest organizers: Italian winner will take a voluntary drug test to refute speculation of cocaine use.

Rock band Maneskin wins Eurovision Song Contest for Italy

May. 22, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A four-piece band of Italian rockers won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday, giving one of the countries hit hardest in Europe by the coronavirus pandemic reason to cheer. Maneskin’s win was only Italy’s third...

Rock band Maneskin wins Eurovision Song Contest for Italy

May. 22, 2021 18:56 PM EDT
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Rock band Maneskin wins Eurovision Song Contest for Italy.

U.S. rapper Flo Rida helps San Marino reach Eurovision final

May. 20, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Tiny San Marino got a big dose of star power Thursday as U.S. rapper Flo Rida helped the city state qualify for the grand final of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest along with nine other national acts. The rapper known for hits including...

AP PHOTOS: Eurovision delivers decades of songs, spectacle

May. 20, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

Once a year, Europeans come together in a flurry of flags, spangles and disco beats to compete for the continent’s pop crown at the Eurovision Song Contest. The coronavirus pandemic canceled the contest in 2020 for the first time in six decades. But now it’s back. On...

Cyprus' devout want no part of Eurovision entry 'El Diablo'

May. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Several dozen Orthodox Christian faithful and clergy members held up wooden crucifixes, icons of saints and a banner declaring Cyprus’ love for Christ in a renewed protest Wednesday over the island nation's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, which they contend...

Iceland band won't play at Eurovision after positive test

May. 19, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Iceland’s popular Eurovision Song Contest entrant, Dadi og Gagnamagnid, will not perform live at the event after a member of the group tested positive for coronavirus, organizers announced Wednesday. “Dadi og Gagnamagnid have taken the...