Eurovision bans China from airing final after censoring gay kiss

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Alexa can answer trivia questions including: "who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962?", "when did ABBA win Eurovision?" and "which years did Ireland win Eurovision?".

The Eurovision Song Contest has completed its lineup of 26 contestants who will face off for this year's crown, following a second semifinal.

Despite not being European, Australia have been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2015, when they were invited to compete to celebrate the contest's 60th birthday.

The EBU said in a statement Thursday the contract allowing the Chinese broadcaster to televise the 2018 contest was terminated immediately, leaving Mango TV unable to air the second semifinal on Thursday and the Grand Final on Saturday.

We've also got information about how to vote in the Eurovision Song Contest and information about this year's contestants.

We will remind, Yulia Samoilova was supposed to represent Russian Federation at Eurovision-2017 in Kiev, but she was denied entry to Ukraine due to the fact that she performed in the occupied Crimea.

Mango is owned by government-controlled Hunan TV, but it wasn't immediately clear if it made the cuts on its own or at the direction of government regulators, United Kingdom newspaper The Independent reports.

Ireland joined 18 other countries as they performed in the hopes of landing one of the top ten spots, which would see them move on to the main stage during Saturday's final.

Irish singer Ryan O'Shaughnessy's performance, which was axed from the Chinese broadcast, made headlines as the first to feature a same-sex couple in Eurovision's 63-year history.

'From the very start we've said love is love - whether it's between two guys, two girls or a guy and a girl so I think this is a really important decision, ' he said.

"It doesn't matter whether it's between two guys and two girls or a guy and a girl", he told the BBC.

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