AUSTRIA 🇦🇹 Cesár Sampson, third in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, clarified the controversy with Doron Medalie, composer of “Toy”: “He turned to me and said: ‘We love you.'” Following the announcement of Netta Barzilai’s victory, singer Cesár Sampson, Austria’s representative, tried to congratulate the singer, having been barred by Doron Medalie, composer of the winning theme. The images were transmitted live, and the controversy was established in social networks.
Three weeks after the Grand Final, Cesár Sampson used social networks to explain the whole situation: “I’ve known Doron since 2016. He was one of the first to congratulate me when it was announced that he would represent Austria and was also the first to congratulate “said the singer, noting that the composer, who was recently involved in a controversy in the Israeli newspapers, acted with bad intentions in the Final of the event.
It was not his fault … The place where the delegation was going to be totally restricted to the winning entourage.There were extra bodyguards around the artist … They simply protected the artists’ Netta. “Doron turned to me and said,” We love you “That’s all that happened … I had not talked about it … because there was nothing to talk about.”
In the meantime Doron Medalie apologised to Netta over his recent comments with which he claimed two be the true winner of Eurovision instead of the Israeli singer. “I know that you do not want me to apologize to you, but I beg your pardon for this whole thing.”