While many people on social media expressed anger that Iceland's entry violated contest rules and politicized the music event, others mocked the group - in particular, poking fun at their freaky getup.
The calls for boycotting Eurovision intensified after Israel's recent bombardment of the Gaza Strip and shooting of Palestinian protesters calling for an end to the blockade of the coastal strip. One of them wrote: "Many people started their career on the Eurovision song contest and Madonna just finished her".
Iceland could face a penalty for unfurling a pro-Palestine banner at the Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, organisers have said.
Israel earned the right to host the show after Barzilai won last year's competition with her catchy pop anthem "Toy".
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"In the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, Hatari, the Icelandic act, briefly displayed small Palestinian banners whilst sat in the Green Room", read the statement.
This year's competition was more political than usual, held against the backdrop of a campaign by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement that urged artists, fans and broadcasters to shun the event to protest against Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza. And even after the singer arrived in Israel for rehearsals last Tuesday there were lingering doubts as to whether she would actually be permitted onstage as she did not sign the contract for her brief performance until Thursday. They have pretty much confirmed that Madonna was aware of the statement when she took to the stage last night.
That was in stark contrast to competition victor Duncan Laurence who bagged a total of 492 points for the Netherlands with his track Arcade. The European broadcasting Union criticized the singer, and for this liberty. But will Britain take part in Eurovision again next year if we have left the EU?
The 25-year-old Duncan Laurence has succeeded in winning the Eurovision Song Contest, making Dutch history with his incredibly popular song Arcade.
And Michael believes that even if the United Kingdom had been represented by an internationally famous artist, they still would have come 26th out of 26 entries.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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