United Kingdom 2016: Diana Mess submits song to protest
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Diana Mess, a Ukrainian singer who lives in the UK submitted a song to BBC for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest national selection, a song – protest to Vladimir Putin’s actions against Ukraine. The song is titled “World Support Ukraine” and since it contains political message we are sure it will not even make it to the UK national pre selection process (according to the EBU rules).
“I do not want glory or fame,” she wrote in a Facebook post, just to end the war. According to the Mess, all the profits from sales of the song on iTunes will be donated to the Ukraine Aid fund for treatment of wounded victims of war.
While Mess has high hopes that her song will be chosen to represent the UK in the upcoming Eurovision in Sweden, this year’s competition is going to be particularly tough. Due to the UK’s disappointing performances in recent Eurovision competitions, Britain is launching its “biggest song search ever this year.
This song comes at a particularly tense time in Russia-Ukraine relations, as earlier this week, president Putin admitted that Russian military intelligence officers were operating in Ukraine, particularly in the eastern regions of the country.