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noggin13,884 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I imagine the EBU are terrified of Russia winning in the coming years because then they will be withdrawals - the BBC would have to think long and hard for a start.

Lol, no they wouldn't.

Politically it might be quite offensive to go to Russia and do a light entertainment contest while they hiding murderer's of a British citizen,


They don't seem to be hiding them...
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UKnews687 posts since 26 Apr 2011
I imagine the EBU are terrified of Russia winning in the coming years because then they will be withdrawals - the BBC would have to think long and hard for a start.

Lol, no they wouldn't.

Politically it might be quite offensive to go to Russia and do a light entertainment contest while they hiding murderer's of a British citizen,

In the same way there was with the biggest football tournament in the world? We managed to negotiate that one without too much difficulty. There would also be attention given to LGBT issues in the country, which would be no bad thing.


Please stop trying to stir up drama / crises, it’s getting quite dull. If you want to there are other forums better suited to that.
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UKnews687 posts since 26 Apr 2011
Lol, no they wouldn't.

Politically it might be quite offensive to go to Russia and do a light entertainment contest while they hiding murderer's of a British citizen,


They don't seem to be hiding them...

Quite, as Simon MccCoy said of the suspects interview:


“Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov there, who are very keen on steeples.”
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TIGHazard291 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Lol, no they wouldn't.

Politically it might be quite offensive to go to Russia and do a light entertainment contest while they hiding murderer's of a British citizen,

In the same way there was with the biggest football tournament in the world? We managed to negotiate that one without too much difficulty. There would also be attention given to LGBT issues in the country, which would be no bad thing.


We managed to do that one by not sending members of the royal family and other diplomats as was originally intended, along with FIFA warning them that if anything happens Russia will be banned from future contests.

Could the EBU do the same? Somehow I doubt they hold as much political/monetary sway as FIFA and it's not like we send the royal family and diplomats to the contest.

I think we would manage it just fine, but lets not act like there wouldn't be a lot of calls with withdraw, especially there was large events happening politically around the time of the contest.
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tightrope78998 posts since 29 Dec 2005
UTV Newsline
'Eurovision - Australia Decides' puts you in charge of finding our 2019 Eurovision entry.

We can confirm that Australia is participating in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest held in Tel Aviv, Israel next May; and this year, we want your help to select the artist and song who will represent Australia in the world's biggest stage.

SBS and production partner Blink TV, will host a national contest, Eurovision - Australia Decides, to select the artist and the song that will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.

Eurovision - Australia Decides will take place on the Gold Coast in February 2019 in a series of live performance shows on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February, and a Live Show will be broadcast exclusively on SBS on Saturday 9 February, during which voting will be open to the public.

https://www.sbs.com.au/programs/eurovision/article/2018/09/21/Eurovision-Australia-Decides-2019



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Conor98131 posts since 6 Aug 2018 Recently warned
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Numerous articles online saying KAN wish to reinstate the LED screens, and have been highly critical of Lisbon's stage.

Am I alone in thinking the set design in Lisbon was really good?

Yeah, I liked the design of Lisbon's stage too.
Very nautical themed like the overall theme of the show, "All Aboard"
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