Ukrainian singer MARUV, who after winning the National selection on Eurovision 2019 refused to sign the contract and submit the Ukraine, was selected for the award in Russia.
MARUV got the victory in the nomination “Breakthrough of the year” award ZD AWARDS-2018, but the artist behind the award did not go.
The Russian newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets” published a news that MARUV was delighted with the award and thanked for it in the video. Together with the finalist of the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision song contest mentioned in the video that will soon come on tour in Russia. Add the singer in April, with appearances scheduled in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Thank you all, I’m very happy to receive this award. Unfortunately, I can’t be here today but soon we will see each other again, I promise you,
MARUV was delighted with the award of the Russian Federation: watch the video
Why in Ukraine there was the scandal around Eurovision-2019? After winning MARUV in the final national selection for Eurovision-2019, the question arose whether the sign of the national public broadcasting company of Ukraine (NOTE) final agreement on the representation of Ukraine in Israel. Representatives of Public broadcasting was outraged that the singer toured extensively in Russia and has scheduled concerts in April in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow.
Also the rights to the song Siren Song with which the singer won the final of the national selection and had to go with her to the international competition, owned by the Russian company Warner Music Russia. The singer released the terms of the contract NOTE, expressing their outrage. February 25, after several hours of negotiations an agreement is still not signed. MARUV noted that the reason for not signing the contract was not a Russian tour, which she was ready to give up, and most other terms of the contract, which she decided not to call.
Then in the Ukrainian show business, the question arose, who will go to Eurovision in Israel in may this year. De jure, to go to the Eurovision song contest in tel Aviv had a female music band Freedom Jazz because they got second place during the counting of the votes of the judges and the audience. However, the team refused to participate in the song contest. After that, the NOTE said that he would appeal to the group of KAZKA, and if nothing comes out, then one of the options could be the lack of Ukraine at the Eurovision song contest-2019. In the end, NOTE took a decision that from Ukraine this year nobody goes.