Hungary out: The craziest Eurovision controversies

The Central European country has opted out for allegedly controversial reasons

Stars Insider

28/11/19 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Controversy

If the buzz around last year's Eurovision Song Contest was Iceland waving Palestinian flags during the live broadcast, filmed in the host city of Tel Aviv, 2020 now already has its dose of controversy: Hungary has pulled out of the competition. Citing no official reason, it's nonetheless widely suspected that the decision is down to the country's far-right government and media viewing Eurovision as 'too LGBT-friendly.'

Indeed, the Eurovision Song Contest is intended to be apolitical, but Europe's relations are always exposed on the Eurovision stage. Allied countries vote for each other, rival countries give the cold shoulder, and some subliminal messages always seem to slip in to someone's lyrics.

Intrigued? Well then, sit back, relax, and dig in to the most delicious drama at the Eurovision Song Contest.


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