O'Shaughnessy supports decision to ban Chinese broadcasters

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Participating in the Eurovision Song Contest may be linked to an increase in a nation's life satisfaction, according to new research.

Cyprus and Israel, trailed by France, are favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal on Saturday, bookmakers said on the eve of the final of the annual music spectacle known for its outrageous costumes and glitz.

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 dispute arose when part of the televised content's show was cut by the Chinese channel, during Tuesday's semi-final.

The EBU stated that it terminated its relationship with Mango TV during the contest this year.

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Chinese audiences will not be able to see The Eurovision Song Contest after its broadcaster, Mango TV, was dropped by the event's organising body. The EBU have since revoked chinas rights to broadcast the final!

The singer Ryan O'Shaughnessy, representing Ireland, sang a sentimental breakup ballad, "Together", which featured two male performers dancing and holding hands. It also separately blurred tattoos from Albanian singer Eugent Bushpepa.

Now that we have the runner order for the grand final and saw the full show for the first time this afternoon, bookies have even more trust in Eleni. This section of the competition did not feature in the broadcast in China.

Ireland's O'Shaughnessy welcomed the decision, telling the BBC: 'I would like to welcome the decision by the EBU to do that because from the very start we have just said love is love. "It doesn't matter whether it's between two guys and two girls or a guy and a girl".

Those involved but not necessarily the face of the performance are not forgotten; the songwriters and composers of the winning entry receive smaller versions of the same trophy.