A new controversy surrounding the Ukrainian national final has came into the public’s attention.
This year’s Ukrainian national final has some controversies. First fo all, when the songs released LAUD was disqualified because the song has been published prior to September 1st – that is prohibited by Eurovision rules. Of course that is something that has happened to many countries in the past.
Moreover, right after the final of the show Kalush Orchestra accused the organisers of Vidbir 2022 of fraud! After various questionable events that took place during the final of Vidbir. You can read more here!
Now, a new problem has been surfaced. Alina Pash – the winner of the show – is accused of entering Crimea after the 2014 Russian-Ukrainian events.
Since the controversy with Maruv back in 2019 – read more here -, when Ukraine withdrew from Eurovision, a new rule has been introduced in the national final. All Vidbir artists are not allowed to have performed in Russia since 2014 or had entered Crimea. According to activist and blogger Serhii Sternenko, Alina Pash entered Crimea in 2015 and alternate her papers in order to perform in Vidbir.
Now the Ukrainian broadcaster waits the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service in order to confirm or deny the allegations.
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