Description of the EBU not organizing the next edition Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine many continue to respond. It has been one of the most notable JamalaSpeaking at the Eurorainbow event in Santa Cruz de Tenerife this weekend, the Ukrainian winner of the 2016 edition said: “As a Ukrainian, you can say this. It is very sad that this hope was taken from us without giving it a chance.“.
“The Eurovision Song Contest should be held in a country where there is no threat to its participants and viewers, but the European Broadcasting Union has taken this right away, expressing doubts about whether there will be peace in Ukraine until next year,” he said. Artist in the capital of Tenerife.
“It is very difficult to understand, but do not take this hope away from you. I hope we can. I hope we can end this terrible war, and of course without your help, without your support it is very difficult,” continued the singer, who was forced to leave Ukraine with her daughter and become refugees from the war.
Jamala was not the only one to show that she disagreed with the EBU’s decision. Ukraine announced a signed letter this Friday By the Minister of Culture and Information and artists such as Ruslana (2005 Eurovision winner) and the director of the state television he is in. By requesting a fix from the EBU, they show their denial of not hosting the event in 2023 after their victory with the Kalush Orchestra.
“Ukraine disagrees with the nature of this decision and was sent to us without giving us the option to discuss other proposals. But the decision was sent to us. We believe we have every reason to negotiate further to find a common solution that satisfies all parties.. We honestly won Eurovision and met all the conditions for its celebration in Ukraine on the dates required for the approval process, providing answers and guarantees regarding safety standards and possible venues for the competition.”
“The holding of Eurovision 2023 in Ukraine is a strong message for everyone supporting Ukraine right now. We will ask for this decision to be changed., because we believe we will honor all commitments, as we have repeatedly declared to the EBU. That’s why we’re asking for additional negotiations to host Eurovision 2023 in Ukraine.”
UK Prime Minister in favor of Ukraine who organized it
For his part, after finishing his official visit to Kiev, Boris Johnson showed itself Ukrainian supporter organizing the next edition of Eurovision in 2023and not in the UK as the EBU wanted: “They won and they deserved it”.
“I know we did a great job, I know we were second and I would love for them to come to this country, but the truth is they won.The British prime minister said after getting off a tour of Ukraine, where he met with Ukraine’s current president, Volodymyr Zelensky.