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Moscow Touts Its Work on Eurovision


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– Moscow Touts Its Work on Eurovision
– How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision
– News Ticker: Sean Penn Radiohead Country Music Hall of Fame …

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.

How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision
TIME
During the May 16 final watched by more than 100 million people worldwide contestants once again called upon their decidedly nonmusical charms: the Greek entry ripped his shirt to expose a waxed chest while the Albanian entry wore a pink tutu and stood on a wind machine. But in the end Alexander Rybak a boyish fiddle player from Norway stormed to victory because he had the best song — and he didn’t even have to flash anyone. tiiQuigoWriteAd(755776 1458851 142 225 -1); Related Top Ten.

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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