ICELAND – In an interview with Norwegian broadcaster NRK, Jon Ola Sand, the executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, assured that Icelandic radio station RÚV is aware of the consequences if the Hatari make political statements in Israel, ruling out that there are problems with the group entering the country.
“We have a very close dialogue with the government and they know we will act now if someone has refused it,” said Jon Ola Sand, who was facing an NGO appeal to the group is prohibited from entering the country, after calling for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Jon Ola Sand also explained that he had been meeting with the Icelandic delegation during the week, ensuring that RÚV is aware of the consequences of potential political statements by his representatives:
“I do not believe they use the Eurovision Festival to protest and know that the politics are not allowed in the event, “he stressed, ensuring that if the regulation is not met” the group can be disqualified from the Eurovision Festival. “