Latest Eurovision Song Contest News

Protests, heightened terror threat mean tight security at Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden

Apr. 17, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Security will be tight during next month’s Eurovision Song Contest in the southern Sweden city of Malmo, police said Wednesday, citing demonstrations that could lead to unrests and a heightened threat of terrorism in the Scandinavian country. “The...

Happy ABBA-versary! Fans mark 50 years since 'Waterloo' took the world by storm

Apr. 06, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It’s 50 years since ABBA won a major battle with “Waterloo.” A half-century ago on Saturday, the Swedish quartet triumphed at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the peppy love song, which opens: “My my, at Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender, and I have met my...

Does Spain's popular Eurovision song 'Zorra' insult women or defend them?

Feb. 07, 2024 07:38 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Eurovision song “Zorra,” whose title can be translated as an anti-female slur, is causing a storm among conservatives and feminists while Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says he likes it. The song by the duo Nebulossa was chosen Saturday as...