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Dutch broadcaster furious, fans bemused after Netherlands’ Joost Klein is booted from Eurovision

Dutch broadcaster furious, fans bemused after Netherlands’ Joost Klein is booted from Eurovision

MALMO, Sweden — A Dutch public broadcaster reacted angrily after the Netherlands’ contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest was dramatically expelled from the competition hours before Saturday’s final over a backstage incident that is being investigated by police. Dutch broadcaster furious, fans bemused after Netherlands’ Joost Klein is booted from Eurovision The European Broadcasting Union,...

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Eurovision 2024 latest: Dutch entry Joost Klein disqualified from final and thousands protest Israel

Eurovision 2024 latest: Dutch entry Joost Klein disqualified from final and thousands protest Israel

Altogether, 37 nations entered the 2024 contest. Following the semi-finals on Tuesday and Thursday, 26 made it through: Ukraine, Serbia, Portugal, Slovenia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Finland, Croatia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Latvia, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Israel, Greece, Estonia, Switzerland, Georgia and Armenia, plus the “Big Five”, which go through automatically – the UK, Germany, France, Spain and...

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Switzerland wins Eurovision Song Contest amid Gaza protests

Switzerland wins Eurovision Song Contest amid Gaza protests

* Switzerland wins Eurovision Song Contest amid Gaza protests Eurovision Song Contest final held in Malmo, Sweden Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India’s general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now! * Croatia comes 2nd, Israel in 5th place * Final held amid protests over Israel’s military action in...

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Dutch contestant kicked out of Eurovision hours before tension-plagued song contest final

Dutch contestant kicked out of Eurovision hours before tension-plagued song contest final

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — The Netherlands’ contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest was dramatically expelled from competition hours before Saturday’s final of the pan-continental pop competition, which has been rattled by protests over the participation of Israel. Competition organizer the European Broadcasting Union said Swedish police were investigating “a complaint made by a female member...

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

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

MALMO, Sweden, – 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 , which organises the event, said in a statement. HT Image “We are currently investigating an incident that was reported to us involving the...

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Activists in 6 North Sea countries block access to oil infrastructure

Activists in 6 North Sea countries block access to oil infrastructure

Climate activists in six countries blocked access to North Sea oil infrastructure in a coordinated pan-European civil disobedience protest. Climate activists sit on the ground, in front of a police van, blocking the main highway around Amsterdam near the former headquarters of an ING bank to protest its financing of fossil fuels, Saturday, Dec. 30,...