Ukraine will not participate in Eurovision-2019

Украина не будет участвовать в Евровидении-2019

The national public broadcasting company of Ukraine refused the participation of our country in the Eurovision song contest in 2019. Previously to participate in the Eurovision song contest, which will take place in Israel refused MARUV, the group Freedom Jazz and KAZKA.

This was reported on the website NOTE.

After winning MARUV at the national selection, the web has dramatically spread criticism about her performances in Russia and the ambiguous position concerning the war in the East of Ukraine. Therefore, the NOTE did not sign the agreement on its participation in the main Eurovision song contest.

Украина не будет участвовать в Евровидении-2019

MARUV not going to Eurovision-2019 from Ukraine

Previously a Board member of NOTE Alexander Koltsov on air “Gromadsky” stated that the representative of Ukraine at Eurovision-2019 “can be none”.

According to the website NOTE, an alternative method of determining the representative of Ukraine at Eurovision-2019 rules recognize its immediate purpose by the customer. That is, the Public broadcaster could choose any artist not from among the participants of the National selection.

Therefore, the television alternately turned to the finalists, second and third place on the results of the National selection. Group Freedom Jazz and Kazka also refused to participate in Eurovision-2019.

Given the situation and following the law about Public broadcasting, Ukraine has decided to refuse participation in the International song contest Eurovision-2019.

The public broadcaster offers to create a public dialogue in the format of forums, talk shows or discussions with the leading experts in formulating the position of the Ukrainian society to the problem.

Why in Ukraine there was the scandal around Eurovision-2019?

After winning MARUV in the final of the Eurovision song contest-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 she 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, which expressed his indignation. 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 of who will go on the main Eurovision song contest in Israel in may this year. De jure, to go to the Eurovision song contest in tel Aviv was a female musical group Freedom-Jazz, as they received second place during the counting of the votes of the judges and the audience. However, the team refused to participate. After that, the NOTE said that he would appeal to the group of KAZKA, and if anything don’t work, then one option may be the lack of Ukraine at the Eurovision song contest-2019.

Recall that the last time Ukraine did not participate in the international music competition in 2015. At that time, the national television company of Ukraine in the bilateral agreement with the European broadcasting Union decided to refuse to participate, as Ukraine was not up to the competition.