The National Television Company of Ukraine will broadcast Eurovision 2019, which is going to take place in Tel Aviv, despite the decision of Ukraine to refuse from the participation in the contest. However, the Ukrainians will not be able to vote for the singers as Oksana Skybynska, the Head of Ukraine’s delegation to Eurovision 2019, reported.
“Ukraine will not present its participant, consequently, it will not vote. It will be the same as in 2015”, she emphasized.
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 will not send its representative to Eurovision-2019, which to be held in Israel.