Australia’s Eurovision hopefuls and SBS face pressure to boycott event in Israel

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Activists who object to occupation of Palestine target broadcasters and artists over kitsch song contest

Ten Australian artists, including the indie band Sheppard, Indigenous duo Electric Fields and singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will this weekend vie for the right to represent Australia at the 2019 Eurovision song contest.

But what has in the past been a frothy showbiz event, seen by many as a kitschy celebration of song and international community spirit, has taken on a political edge amid growing calls for an artistic and broadcaster boycott because it is being held in Israel.

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