Ukraine can not go to Eurovision-2019 — NSTU

Украина может не поехать на Евровидение-2019, — НСТУ

National public broadcasting company of Ukraine considers the option of non-participation of our country in the Eurovision song contest in 2019. However, negotiations are underway with a group of KAZKA on their performance at the song contest.

8-10 March Suspilno and the representative of Ukraine should submit to the organizers of the Eurovision room with storyboards.

“I think now, in this situation — a crisis for which no single answer is correct, because society is divided,” said Board member to NSTU Alexander Koltsov in the air “Gromadska”.

Despite negotiations with KAZKA, during a conversation Koltsov said twice that the representative of Ukraine at Eurovision-2019 “can be none”.

Who can go to Eurovision instead MARUV: watch the video

Briefly about the scandal around the Ukrainian national selection for Eurovision-2019

Last weekend was held the final of national selection of the Eurovision song contest in Ukraine, where the victory was won by native of Dnipropetrovsk MARUV (Anna Korsun). Despite touring in Russia and law of the Russian Warner Music Russia song, Siren Song, which MARUV had to go to Israel for the main competition, it received 11 points from the audience and the judges of the show. However, according to the rules, after the selection on the STB agreement with the representative of Ukraine has yet to sign the national public broadcasting company of Ukraine (NSTU).


Some of the details of the contract, the singer released online and called them to restrict the rights and freedoms of the individual, adding that it is ready to cancel all tours in Russia, if you need it for competition. At the same time Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kyrylenko has repeatedly stressed that the actress, who defiantly continues to tour Russia, you should not go to an international competition, so you do not have to explain to the world that between Ukraine and Russia is no friendship there.

Watch the video of the speech MARUV in the final selection of Eurovision-2019:


After 5 hours of negotiations between NSTU and team MARUV the parties never signed the Treaty, citing a number of reasons. Subsequently this situation was commented by the Chairman of NCTU Zurab Alasania, who together with representatives of the Public broadcaster decided to avoid the excessive politicization of the contest. She MARUV not hesitated with the answer and confirmed that “not ready to speak in slogans, turning their stay at the competition in the promotion of our politicians”.

In addition, fans of the actress have created on the resource the e-petition, which asked to provide the singer MARUV the opportunity to take part in the Eurovision song contest-2019 in Israel. The author of the petition was the user Davit Evoyan (David Evoyan), and it is aimed at the European broadcasting Union (European Broadcasting Union). Underneath already signed up more than 7.7 million users.

Immediately after this the question arose, who will represent Ukraine on the international stage in Israel this year. De jure, it must be a music band Freedom-Jazz, which got second place in the finals (10 points). But a member of the National public TV and radio company Alexander Koltsov said in comments LifeStyle 24 that now the representative of Ukraine will choose from all the other 5 finalists, that is, Freedom Jazz, KAZKA, YUKO, Brunettes Shoot Blondes, and ANNA MARIA. Although regarding the latest duet from NSTU have serious doubts.

Freedom Jazz already refused to fight for the representation of Ukraine in international competition.

We have just received a call from NSTU and want to inform you that refuse to participate in Eurovision-2019. Now, our “Cupidon” flies farther. We are now at the stage of signing with European promoter and negotiating concert tours in the near future
stated in the Freedom of Jazz.