Eurovision changed the rules because of the scandals around the competition in Ukraine
MOSCOW, 1 Jul — RIA Novosti. The scandal surrounding the Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, who missed the contest 2017, as well as disruption of the schedule of preparations for the events in Kiev, urged the organisers to make several changes to the regulations. This was reported on the website of the European broadcasting Union.
“Undoubtedly, the Eurovision song contest 2017 in Kiev was overshadowed by several adverse incidents, many of which are almost forced to move the event outside of the host country — Ukraine. Because of this, had to make a number of changes and amendments to the regulations of the upcoming competitions”, — stated in the message of organizers.
“The most vexing problem of the Eurovision song contest this year was a ban on entry to Ukraine Russian representative,” the European broadcasting Union.
The decision was taken in connection with the incident around the Russian contestants Julia Samoilova, whom the SBU refused to let into the country, ignoring the requirements of the European broadcasting Union. The singer was denied entry to Ukraine because she gave a concert in the Crimea.
The changes were made and the schedule of preparations for the Eurovision song contest after the Ukrainian side failed to meet him.
The European broadcasting Union reserves the right in case of delays to transfer the right of contest to another broadcaster.