Eurovision Has Blocked China From Watching This Year's Contest

Eurovision 2018

The 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest is set to crown this year's winning nation on Saturday (May 12) in Lisbon, Portugal, and if you're itching to see all 26 finalists sing their hearts out as it happens without using a bootleg stream or VPN in the U.S., you're in luck.

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The termination means the planned Chinese telecast of the second semi-final did not proceed as scheduled and that Mango TV would be unable to broadcast this weekend's Eurovision grand final.

Australia turned up in style with Guy Sebastian (the Aussie equivalent of Bruno Mars) and finished, impressively, in fifth place.

The EBU, in return, barred Mango TV from broadcasting Thursday's second semifinal and the final, which involves acts from 26 countries.

Ukrainian singer Melovin, the country's entry at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, turned in a spectacular performance on May 10 to qualify for the grand final on May 12.




'This is not in line with the EBU's values of universality and inclusivity and our proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music.

Eurovision and the European Broadcasting Union have taken a strong stand against homophobia and censorship in China.

The EBU stated that it terminated its relationship with Mango TV during the contest this year.

Ireland joined 18 other countries as they performed in the hopes of landing one of the top ten spots, which would see them move on to the main stage during Saturday's final.

It also blurred out rainbow flags and removed Albania's entry from its broadcast because of the performers' visible tattoos.

"It doesn't matter whether it's between two guys and two girls or a guy and a girl", he told the BBC. There has also been a crackdown on tattoos, with media regulators censoring actors who are inked.

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