The organizers of the annual Moscow party, which unites the participants and fans of Eurovision Song Contest, invited Maruv, the winner of the Ukrainian national selection singer, as TASS reported citing producer of the concert Dmitry Melnikov.
“We invited Ukrainian singer Maruv right after her victory at the national selection. Regardless of the decision to remove her from the contest, we will be happy to see her at the pre-party, our invitation is still in force,” Melnikov said.
According to the producer, the singer was really liked by the fans of the Eurovision; the video of her performance gained a lot of views.
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.
Maruv won the Ukrainian national selection for Eurovision and should perform with Siren Song in the first semi-final of the Eurovision, which will take place on May 14. Her performance was planned for the second half of the show.
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.