Organizers implement new rules of Eurovision holding

Source : 112 Ukraine

Julia Samoylova should present Russia in Eurovision-2017 but was banned from entry to Ukraine
13:27, 2 August 2017


The organizers of the song contest Eurovision mailed out the additional rules of the participation of the countries. The list contains three new rules that appeared due to the scandal during the holding of the Eurovision-2017 in Kyiv.  

The singer Julia Samoylova should present Russian in Eurovision-2017 but she was banned from entry to Ukraine due to the performance in occupied Crimea. Later, Ukraine was highly fined for this.

The Chairman of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA: PBC) Zurab Alasania reported that the company will be imposed by the sanctions by EBU for not providing the participation in Eurovision-2017 to Russian participant Julia Samoylova. The fine is 200 000 of Euro.

So, the organizers of the Eurovision made the decision to change and add the rules of the contest.

The first change lies in the order that prohibits to recommend the singers or other delegates who have certain restrictions for entry to the country-hostess of the contest.

There should not be persons in the jury who are connected to the participants of the contest or those who are interested in someone’s win.

And the last change concerns the schedule of preparation for the contest. The EBU retains the right to hand over the right to hold the contest to another local broadcasting company in the case of the ties up.

The final of the song contest Eurovision-2017 took place in Kyiv on May 13. The winner of the contest is Salvador Sobral from Portugal. The wonderful show is over. Eurovision 2018 will be held in Portugal.

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