After the scandal with the Russian singer on “Eurovision-2017”, the EBU has made changes in the rules of the song contest.
The European broadcasting Union (EBU) – the organizers of the international song contest “Eurovision”, reported the amendments to the rules of the contest after the scandal with the Russian party of Yulia Samoilova in Ukraine (Eurovision-2017), according to Joinfo.ua with reference to the European broadcasting Union.
In its statement, the European broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that the organizers of “Eurovision” has made changes in the rules of the competition after an unpleasant incident with the Russian party Yulia Samoilova, who was unable to attend the event because of the ban entry into Ukraine for 3 years, after visiting the Crimea through the territory of Russia in 2015, bypassing the Ukrainian legislation.
“Undoubtedly, the Eurovision song contest 2017 in Kiev saw a series of unfortunate incidents, many of which could even lead to a potential postponement of the event outside of the host country – Ukraine. This has led to some changes and adaptation to the rules of the upcoming Eurovision contests”, – said in a statement.
The new rules of the song contest “Eurovision”
In the EBU demanded that the participating countries did not include in their delegations those people who are denied entry into the host country.
Also, the national jury should not include individuals involved in any way with the contestants.
In addition, the statement says that in case of violation of time limits by the national broadcasters, the EBU can transmit the contest organization to another broadcaster.
In the EBU emphasized that the contest is non-political, and hence political propaganda, including songs, is prohibited.
Why there was a scandal in the Eurovision song contest-2017
Recall that Russia at song competition “Eurovision-2017” was to present the singer with disabilities Yulia Samoilova.
Russian singer Yulia Samoylova in June 2015 moved to Crimea through the territory of Russia to bypass the Ukrainian legislation.
After that, the security Service of Ukraine decided to ban Yulia Samoilova entry to Ukraine for three years.
The European broadcasting Union offered the First channel Russia to broadcast the speech Samoilova, so she could take part in the competition. However, the broadcaster rejected the offer.