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Eurovision Song Contest

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Eurovision Song Contest

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The Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Istanbul, is a European pop-music institution. That's despite the fact that some critics and music fans find the quality of the music wanting. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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