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International music contest “Eurovision-2019” will be held in tel Aviv. This was reported on the official website of the competition on Thursday, September 13.
It is noted that the decision made by the organizers after the Israeli state broadcasting Corporation, “Kan” was required to offer at least two cities to host the “Eurovision”.
Initially, “Kan” was proposed to organize the competition in Jerusalem. “In the end, we decided that tel Aviv is the best place for holding the world’s largest music events,” said the organizers.
The semi-finals of vocal competitions will be held on may 14 and 16, the finale scheduled on the 18th.
In June, the Israeli authorities refused the idea to hold “Eurovision” in Jerusalem because of the scandal with the European broadcasting Union (EBU), need to choose a platform that does not provoke conflicts or protests.
In the tradition of “Eurovision” takes place in the capitals of the countries-winners of the previous year, but Israel and Palestine are fighting for the right to recognize Jerusalem as its capital, without recognizing such a right for the other party.
At “Eurovision-2018” won the Israeli singer Netta Barzilai song Toy (“Toy”). Israel won the Eurovision song contest for the fourth time. The country was victorious in contests 1978, 1979 and 1998.
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