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The protests

Posted by Eurovision On Top on December 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM

64 editions of ESC have passed and we will reach the eighth decade! We turned now a page in the history of the popular European contest, remembering the best moments of the last decade!


7/7 - The protests



On the also political stage of Eurovision, protests have always been noted. In 1964, a political protest took place after the Swiss song: A man came on stage holding a banner in which he suggested a boycott of Franco and Salazar dictatorships (from Portugal and Spain). But these events were not things of the past. In 2010, Jimmy Jump mingled with Daniel Diges dancers who had to return to perform at the end of the show. In 2017, Jamala's performance had a stage invader who decided to lower his pants. And a year later, in 2018, the stage was again invaded with someone making allegations of press freedom in the UK when SuRie performed: "Nazis of the UK media" and "We demand freedom." United Kingdom did not want to repeat its performance. In 2019, the protest came from the artists themselves. Guest star Madonna exhibited peace incentives on Israeli soil, something that Icelandic artists also appealed to by showing the Palestinian flag while filming in the Green Room. Protests in 3 years in a row. What more is to come?


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