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Italy’s public TV apologises for mistakenly publishing Eurovision results

Italian public broadcaster RAI apologised on Friday for mistakenly revealing domestic voting results for the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest, blaming it on a technical glitch. The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s biggest live music event, with 37 nations participating in this year’s edition in Malmo, Sweden, and 26 of them chasing a win in the grand final on Saturday night.

Dutch artist misses Eurovision rehearsal after ‘incident’, organisers say

Dutch singer Joost Klein was not allowed to participate in either of Friday’s two rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest following an “incident”, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which organises the event, said in a statement. “We are currently investigating an incident that was reported to us involving the Dutch artist. He will not be rehearsing until further notice,” the EBU said in the statement.

Factbox-Switzerland won Eurovision’s jury vote, while viewers favoured Croatia, Israel

Swiss artist Nemo won the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, beating 24 rivals with the song “The Code”, while Israel’s Eden Golan finished fifth despite calls for a boycott over the war in Gaza. The winner of the annual music competition was decided by votes from television audiences in Europe and around the world in combination with juries of music professionals in each participating country.

Beach Boys book covers 60 years of sun, surf and Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys share their story in a new book chronicling their rise from a small garage band formed in a Los Angeles suburb in the early 1960s to one of the world’s greatest groups. “The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys” is described as their only official book and features previously unseen photographs from recording sessions and pages of concert shots.

Switzerland wins Eurovision Song Contest amid Gaza protests

Switzerland on Saturday won the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Swedish host city Malmo, beating runner-up Croatia, after having been among bookmakers’ top-three to win the competition. Billed as a feel-good celebration of European diversity, this year’s contest has been thrust into the political spotlight with calls for Israel to be excluded over its military campaign in Gaza, triggered by Hamas’ deadly attack on Oct. 7 in Israel.

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