The Islamic Jihad terrorist group from Palestine has promised to disrupt the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, which is to be held in Tel Aviv. This is reported by The Times of Israel.
"We will not allow the enemy to hold a single festival that harms the Palestinian historical and cultural worldview," the report said.
Reportedly, on May 4, the first rehearsals began. Israel’s national broadcaster claims that shelling will not prevent a contest.
“The preparation of delegations for Eurovision is proceeding according to the planned schedule. The delegations arrive and everyone is busy with the competition,” the organizers said.
The international song contest will be held in Tel Aviv from May 14 to 18.
As we reported, singer Anna Korsun (Maruv) would not present Ukraine at the song contest “Eurovision 2019”. Maruv said that she was forced to refuse from the participation in the contest from Ukraine due to her tour in Russia.
“I am ready to refuse from performances in Russia. I have answered all the questions the jury had on air. I have not visited Crimea since 2014. I have not violated any law of Ukraine. Besides, I am ready to assume all the costs related to participation in the international contest,” she stated.
Besides, STB Channel stated that the rules of the national selection for Eurovision do not contain demands on the absence of the tours in the Russian Federation. It also added that only the National Television Company of Ukraine can decide who will present Ukraine during the Eurovision.
On February 26, Freedom-jazz girls band, which got the second place in the national selection for Eurovision song contest, refused to participate in it. Later, Kazka band, which took the third place, also refused to present Ukraine at Eurovision.
On February 27, it was reported that Ukraine would not send its representative to Eurovision-2019, which to be held in Israel.