Why Ukraine is not going to Eurovision 2019: the scandals, intrigues and everything you need to know

On the eve of the Eurovision 2019, we offer you to remember why Ukraine is not involved in the contest

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Ukraine is not going to “Eurovision 2019”: the scandals, intrigues and everything you need to know

Today, may 14, will be the first semifinal of the Eurovision song contest 2019 in Israel. We’ve already told you where to watch the contest online and also shared the list of participants of the first semifinal of the Eurovision song contest and their songs. On the eve of the competition Today.Lifestyle where to see why Ukraine would not take part in the Eurovision song contest in 2019.

February 27, the news was reported by national public broadcasting company of Ukraine.

This year’s national selection is associated with unusually many scandals. It all started with the fact that on the eve of the contest a group of KAZKA accused of plagiarism. Supposedly the creators of the hit “Cry” used someone else’s melody. However, the producer of the band Yuri Nikitin said that the song used a sample from the sound Bank, The Arabian Trap Man, which is, to all producers in the world.

The situation was exacerbated by the scandalous interview of finalists ANNA MARIA journalist Roman Skrypin. Then the participants of the duet of Anna and Maria opanasyuk refused to accept a war with Russia and occupation of Crimea. As a result, in the final the judges gave ANNA MARIA a score of 1, and from the audience, the Duo received 2 points.

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The winner of the national selection is the singer MARUV, however, after lengthy negotiations, the actress refused to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision song contest 2019. The reason was the contract NOTE – it is signed by all the artists who are going to the competition. Some provisions of the document MARUV called “bonded”. For example, the singer refused to pass NOTE the copyright on a song.

Почему Украина не едет на Евровидение 2019: скандалы, интриги и все, что нужно знать

The final national selection for Eurovision 2019

Board member NOTE Alexander Koltsov said that the contract is standard for all representatives of Ukraine at the Eurovision song contest. A similar document at the time signed Jamal, O. TORVALD and MELOVIN.

However, the current contract still has two new items: in the event of a default of the artist must pay a penalty – 2 million; a representative of Ukraine needs to abandon the tour in Russia. And if performances in Russia MARUV was ready to give up, then a huge amount of fine confused the singer. In addition, the artist said he wanted “to give your creativity without censorship”.

The result is a NOTE addressed to the participants who took second and third places in the national selection. Jazz is Freedom and KAZKA, but both teams refused to go to Eurovision. According to the rules, a NOTE could choose any other Ukrainian artist, but felt that it would be unfair to the viewers who voted for the finalists of the national selection.

Почему Украина не едет на Евровидение 2019: скандалы, интриги и все, что нужно знать

Eurovision 2019

The European broadcasting Union (EBU) expressed regret that Ukraine will not participate in the Eurovision song contest in 2019, however, hopes its participation in 2020. At a press conference the head of the Board NOTE Zurab Alasania said that in case of victory of Sergey Lazarev on the Eurovision 2019, Ukraine will not go in 2020 on the competition in Russia. By the way, the bookmakers do not predict the victory of Lazarus.

Recall, the Eurovision song contest in 2019 will be held in tel Aviv on 14, 16 and 18 may.

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