After a dramatic couple of days following the final of the Ukrainian selection Vidbir, it now seems that UA
A new priority for UA:PBC?
This revelation follows today’s news that
Oleksandra Koltsova, member of the UA
First, we will consult with the European Broadcasting Union about the politicization of the selection process in Ukraine. How does this affect our participation this year? Then we will talk to lawyers if we want to continue to participate as a broadcaster. Then we will talk to management of the artists. And then we will make a decision.Oleksandra Koltsova (UA:PBC)
In addition, she states that the only new element of the “winner’s contract” this year was the element of a ban of performances in Russia in the lead-up to the contest.
The artist has published her own interpretation of these conditions… but most of them are just
a standardones from the Eurovision Song Contest rules. In addition, there was a clause on cancellation of tours in the Russian Federation – for the duration of preparations and participation in the contest.
In each selection there were artists who at that time performed in the Russian Federation, none of them reached the final, so we did not apply this clause. There always was a contract, we added this clause after the firstOleksandra Koltsova (UA
semi-final,when there were real chances that we will have such a case, and it will be necessary to interpret this both for our society and outside. :PBC)
No willing replacements?
Rumours circulating on social media this evening indicated that several of the other acts in the Vidbir national final would turn down any approach by UA
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