Netta Barzilai from Israel celebrating after winning the 2018 Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: AP

Eurovision: the favourites, boycotts, death threats and why Madonna matters

  • Despite calls for boycotts, this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv will see 41 nations competing
  • Dutch singer Duncan Laurence is favourite to win, while French hopeful Bilal Hassani has faced a barrage of homophobic insults and death threats
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Netta Barzilai from Israel celebrating after winning the 2018 Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: AP
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Workers building the set for the Eurovision Song Contest at the Tel Aviv Expo Centre. Photo: AFP

Celebrities respond to proposed boycott of Eurovision Song Contest in Israel

  • High-profile calls to avoid the event in a show of support for Palestinians have been denounced by dozens of entertainers
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Workers building the set for the Eurovision Song Contest at the Tel Aviv Expo Centre. Photo: AFP
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