Dozens of countries will compete in the Eurovision grand final on Saturday. Electronic duo Tvorchi is representing Ukraine, which won last year. They spoke to NPR about their journey to Liverpool.
For the first time ever, viewers in the U.S. can vote for their favorite act in the lavish international spectacle that is the Eurovision Song Contest. Our critic shares his top 10 songs.
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NPR's Daniel Estrin speaks with Daniel Estrin, lead singer of the band representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest, and Daniel Estrin, lead guitarist of the Grammy-nominated band Hoobastank.
Eurovision organizers announced a set of new changes that give more power to voters and let more viewers vote.
The contest will be staged next May in the birthplace of The Beatles after Britain was asked to hold the event in place of war-torn Ukraine, the designated host country.
Officials approached the U.K., this year's runner-up, after concluding that Russia's war makes Ukraine unfit to hold the competition. This isn't the first time the U.K. has stepped in to host.
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Public broadcasters and security experts concluded it's not feasible for the war-torn country to host, organize and produce the event. They're now turning to the U.K., which placed second this year.
Kalush Orchestra's Oleh Psiuk tells NPR that representing Ukraine on the world stage is a huge responsibility. He hopes people will continue to support his country even after Eurovision ends.
Ukrainian folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra will compete in the final round of the competition on Saturday. Their song "Stefania" is about the singer's mom, but has taken on new meaning during the war.
Organizers cited concerns that "the inclusion of a Russian entry in this year's Contest would bring the competition into disrepute" in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 say they will allow Russia to participate in this year's competition, despite the invasion of Ukraine, but that they will "monitor the situation."
NBC's American Song Contest will feature live performances representing all U.S. states, territories and Washington, D.C., with viewers voting for the best original song.