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Moscow Touts Its Work on Eurovision


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– Moscow Touts Its Work on Eurovision
– News Ticker: Sean Penn Radiohead Country Music Hall of Fame …
– ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN: EURVISIN CNTEST PUTS MUSICAL TWIST N …
– Dita Von Teese shocked at Eurovision result

Moscow Touts Its Work on Eurovision
The Moscow Times
""The organizers of the contest in other countries will find it hard to match the standard set in Moscow" Deputy Mayor Valery Vinogradov told a news conference Interfax reported. While even the winner of the event Belarussian-born Norwegian singer Alexander Rybak referred to the flamboyant contest as "the biggest gay parade in the world" Vinogradov described the attempted gay rights protest on the day of the final as "incompatible" with the show. "I would not mix up incompatible things: the Eurovision television contest and attempts to hold a gay parade" said Vinogradov who was in charge of the city’s preparations for the event. About 100000 people visited the limpiisky Sports Complex the site of the contest over the course of the weeklong competition Moscow deputy police chief Vyacheslav Kozlov told Interfax.

News Ticker: Sean Penn Radiohead Country Music Hall of Fame …
Rolling Stone
Reba McEntire Alison Krauss Garth Brooks and Michael McDonald performed. Norway was the winning country at this year’s 54th Eurovision Song Contest as Alexander Rybak’s “Fairytale” beat out entrants from Iceland and Azerbaijan.
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ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN: EURVISIN CNTEST PUTS MUSICAL TWIST N …
EurasiaNet
But for those watching in Armenia and Azerbaijan the show became another front in the long-running struggle over Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia and Azerbaijan both made it into Eurovision’s May 16 finals which took place in Moscow’s lympisky Arena. Amid speculation that the two countries nearing a peace deal to settle their 21-year dispute over Karabakh viewers in both Yerevan and Baku were keeping a close eye on the opposing side’s musical moves. Nineteen-year-old Baku resident Aysel Teymurzadeh and her Iranian-Swedish pop star partner Arash Labaf delivered a third-place finish for Azerbaijan.

Dita Von Teese shocked at Eurovision result
neindia
The Queen of Burlesque who shared the stage with Germany’s Alex Swings scar Sings was left facing disappointment after she failed to grab the top spot in the competition that saw participation of 25 countries. And the 36-year-old artist was now having a hard time believing who bagged the top positions. “Stunned & amazed that the best performances were nowhere near the top rankings! Denmark Ukraine Estonia? All great shows and songs. Shocking!” the Daily Star quoted her as saying on her Twitter page.

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