China's Mango TV Banned From Airing 'Eurovision Song Contest' After LGBT Censorship

China's Mango TV Banned From Airing 'Eurovision Song Contest' After LGBT Censorship

Mango TV allegedly pixelated rainbow flags in the audience and cut Ireland's presentation altogether.

The results of the second semifinal of the Eurovision song contest 2018 final of the competition took place in 10 countries, namely: Serbia, Moldova, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Slovenia, the Netherlands.

The European Broadcasting Union has barred a Chinese video service from airing the Eurovision song contest after it censored semi-final performances with tattoos and a gay-themed dance.

Over the last ten years, it's safe to say that Ireland have definitely had some unforgettable acts.

"It is with regret that we will therefore immediately be terminating our partnership with the broadcaster and they will not be permitted to broadcast the second Semi-Final or the Grand Final".

She was followed by Israeli Netta Barzilai's "Toy" which had been the favourite to win until the first semi final on Tuesday when it slipped on the rankings.

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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.

That in itself is perhaps the biggest of China's diplomatic blunders; while Eurovision fans famously embrace inclusion, they also revere few things as much as the competition's much-loved, if slightly antique, scoreboard.

Ukrainian singer and composer Melovin made it to the grand finale of Eurovision 2018 with his song "Under The Ladder".

Though no official date has been set, reports suggest the Eurovision Asia Song Contest could launch as early as October. "In the very start we've simply said really like would be enjoy, does not matter whether it really is among two men, two ladies, or some man and a girl", he said.

Today it has a combined global audience of around 200 million people - more than the Super Bowl in the United States - and has served as a global launching pad for the likes of ABBA and Celine Dion.

The journalist travelled to Lisbon courtesy of SBS.

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