On Saturday, while Sweden held its fourth semi-final in the Eurovision song contest, it was the final of the Ukrainian selection for the Eurovision song contest, the tv broadcast program ”Vidbir” which, in essence, organized by the tv company STB. Won the artist Maruv with the song ”Siren song”.
But it is far from certain that Maruv gets to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision song contest. The war for the Crimea has once again found its way into schlagervärlden.
During the actual race set the previous Eurovisionvinnaren Jamala in the jury, and asked Maruv against the wall in the live broadcast by, inter alia, ask her which country Crimea belongs to – Maruv said, ”Ukraine, of course”.https://twitter.com/Ronkesc/status/1099375425539792896
read the presenter Serhiy Prytula up a message from the tv-company UA:PBC, who is responsible for Eurovisionsändningarna in the Ukraine, where they made it clear that they do not have to accept the winner of the competition of Ukraine Eurovisionbidrag.
the Background to the quarrel shall, inter alia, be to Maruv previously performed several times in Russia. Maruv also has a contract with Warner Russia. According to the site ESCKAZ she has four performances scheduled, where the nearest time, including two musikprisgalor.
Now requires both the tv company and the Russian politicians that she immediately set its planned Rysslandsspelningar. Ukraine's vice prime minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko wrote in Twitter after Maruvs victory: ”Ukraine's representative may not be an artist that is touring in angriparstaten, which plans to continue to do it, and do not see anything unacceptable with it. Therefore, it is far from clear who represents Ukraine.”
with the contract, she must write in order to compete for Ukraine in the Eurovision. On Instagram and Facebook, she writes that the contract contains, inter alia, a ban on communicating with journalists without the permission from the UA:PBC (which is a total violation of the freedom of expression and human rights)”. In addition, she must set up on all the shows that tv-company wants her to do: ”In theory, I'm forced to dance on any politicians birthday, and I say no, I get fined 2 million hryvnias [less than 700.000 Swedish kronor],” writes Maruv. According to Maruv the contract must be written at the latest during Monday.
Maruv himself writes that she interprets it as ”obvious attempts to get me to refuse to represent my country,” and that she ”is Ukrainian and love my country”. However, it is unclear if the requirements of the contract differ from the previous year of the contract, or if there is a question on a standard contract for the Ukrainian Eurovisionartister.
the past has made the politics of the Eurovision song contest. In 2017, when the contest was held in Ukraine chose Russia to designate the artist Julia Samojlova to a representative – she was chosen internally by the tv company, not in any vote. Samojlova was not granted entry into the territory of Ukraine – this is because she previously appeared on the crimean peninsula and traveled there via Russia without having the permission from Ukraine, in violation of Ukrainian laws. Russia withdrew finally from the contest in 2017, and sounded instead Julia Samojlova compete the following year when the competition was held in Portugal.