Scandals that shook the "Eurovision" in different years

• The scandals that shook the "Eurovision" in different years

We decided to recall the most high-profile scandals in the history of the competition.

Open outcry

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In 1964, during the "Eurovision" finals in Copenhagen at the scene rushed a man with a placard "Boycott Franco and Salazar." Thus he wanted to protest against the participation in the competition the representatives of Spain and Portugal. The man thought that the countries in which the rights dictators and tyrants, not a place on "Eurovision".

Julia Samoilova

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Not the most pleasant memories of the "Eurovision" were Julia Samoilova. In 2017, when the competition was held in Kiev, the Ukrainian authorities have imposed a ban on the entry of Russian contestants. Their actions are explained by the fact that the girl was allegedly illegally visited the Crimea after the events of 2014. The European Broadcasting Union has tried to resolve the conflict, but talks so useless and failed. As a result, Samoilova still took part in the competition, but in 2018, when it was held in Portugal.

The victory Conchita Wurst

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In 2014, the first time in the history of the competition was won by a bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst. Most of the representatives of European countries did not see the breaches of the conditions of "Eurovision", but there were those who thought the appearance on the scene a man in a woman's image unacceptable. The address Wurst rained insults; some even dropped to disgusting homophobic statements and called to boycott the competition.


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One silly mistake in 2011 almost led to a serious diplomatic row. The fact is that on the official website of the competition there was a wrong name of the countries. Copywriters wrote Macedonia, whereas the correct name of the State in all EU documents - the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).


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After participating in the "Eurovision-2007" representative Andriy Danilko (Verka Serduchka) he was in our country as persona non grata. The reason for this was the song of the contestant, in which instead of Lasha Tumbai lines were clearly audible Russia Goodbye. As a result, the singer really had to say goodbye to the Russian public.

The beginning of the revolution

In 1974, the song is Paulo de Carvalho E depois do adeus, written for the "Eurovision", suddenly became the signal for the beginning of the "Carnation Revolution" in Portugal. The military coup was launched after the song sounded on the national radio station.