The current situation shocked this morning the whole Europe. The Russian invasion to Ukraine have many wonder if the eligibility of Russia to the Eurovision.
The Ukrainian public broadcaster actually asked the EBU for suspending Russia from the contest. However, EBU stated that the contest is a non-political event. The contest’s goal is for countries should unite with through the power of music. Therefore, Russia will not be suspended.
“The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political cultural event that unites countries and celebrates differences through music. EBU members in both Russia and Ukraine have committed to participating in this year’s event in Turin and we intend to welcome and let artists from both countries participate in May. Of course, we continue to follow developments closely.”EBU
It is noteworthy that SVT, the Swedish public broadcaster, has call openly EBU to reconsider its decision. The CEO of the broadcaster has noticed that the contest may be an apolitical event, but Russia’s actions are very serious.
SVT is the first broadcaster that openly condemned Russia.
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