Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Eurovision Pulls Chinese Contract After Broadcaster Censors Irish Entry

Eurovision Pulls Chinese Contract After Broadcaster Censors Irish Entry

Portugal is also through to the finals, since Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral won the contest past year.

The 25-year-old accompanies the uptempo song with trills, clucking sounds and chicken-like dance moves. Five countries and host Portugal automatically qualified for the final.

Though it has not yet transpired, there has been a prevailing sense behind the scenes that China would be the next country the EBU would invite into the European song competition, following the template established by Australia in 2015.

The EBU explained its decision in a statement issued on Thursday: "On the 9th of May, Chinese broadcaster Mango TV broadcast the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest live but two performances were censored".

Ireland made it to Saturday's final. According to French outlet AFP, Mango TV had exclusive rights to air the contest in China.

29-year-old singer Yulia Samoylova burst into tears on hearing that didn't make the final.

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SuRie will perform her song Storm, an anthemic contemporary pop song, at tonight's grand final presented by Graham Norton.

It will be the first time that he hits the stage since he underwent a heart transplant in December.

The EBU said on Friday it had terminated its partnership with Mango TV because the censorship was not in line with its "values of universality and inclusivity and our proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music".

On May 12, during the contest's final round viewers and professional juries in all 43 participating countries will pick the victor, with the televoting and juries each representing 50 percent of the outcome.

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