EUROVISION: Spain and Europe gear up for Song Contest final broadcast from Israel tonight

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FINAL: Israel is hosting Eurovision this year. Credit: Shutterstock


SPANISH and European music lovers are gearing up for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest final which takes place in Israel tonight (Saturday).

The final is set to begin at around 9pm Spanish time and is being broadcast on RTVE (channel one). It is being staged in Tel Aviv, with Israel having won the 2018 edition of the contest.

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Miguel ‘Miki’ Nuñez represents Spain this year. He will perform his song La Venda (The Blindfold) last.

A total of 26 countries will be represented at Eurovision this year. Britain is represented by Michael Rice who is due to perform his song Bigger Than Us 16th.

The last time Spain won Eurovision was in 1969 when Salome performed Vivo Cantando (I Live for Singing). Britain’s Katrina and the Waves were the last to win the contest for their country with Love Shine a Light in 1997.

Spain has chosen Granada City’s Alhambra for its backdrop when awarding prizes this year.

Pro-Palestinian activists have called for a boycott of the contest due to Israel’s actions in the Gaza strip and West Bank.

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