JESC 2015: Ukrainian selection participants number changes
KYIV, UKRAINE – According to the official information from NTU the number of young artists that are going to compete in the national final changed. So, 14 entries and not 15, as it was previously announced, will appear on stage of the beach complex “Olmeca Plage” on 22 August.
The matter is that NTU has to reject the participation of Alina Valuiska in the final due to the violation of the National selection rules. According to the paragraph 5 of the official guidelines for the National Selection for JESC-2015 published on the official NTU web-site www.1tv.com.ua, the compositions (lyrics and music) must not have been commercially released and made available to the public before 1, May, 2015, and a child is the only rightsholder or co-owner of the rights of the song.
The jury of the National Selection that comprised of the composer and producer Mykhailo Nekrasov, actress and director Ruslana Pysanka, choreographer Anzhela Kopotia and a young singer Anastasiya Petryk, detected the copyright infringement.
The music of the song “ T.G.I.F – Thank God it’s Friday” (performed by Alina Valuiska) writen by Pretty Lights and Anna Vakha are not original as it was indicated in the application since the music coincides with the music of the song “So Bright feat. Eligh” written by Pretty Lights from the album “A color Map of the Sun” (2013).
NTU as a participating broadcaster and organizer of the national selection for JESC-2015 has received neither the official confirmation that Alina Vluiska was involved in the process of writing the song nor the documents for rights transfer from the authors Pretty Lights. Taking into consideration the fact of JESC violation, Alina Valuiska is not allowed to compete in the final of the National Selection for JESC-2015.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ukraine has participated in JESC since 2006. The winner of the JESC-2012 in Amsterdam has become 10-year old Anastasiya Petryk, who brought victory to the country for the first time. Last year trio Sympho-Nick with the song “Spring will come” represented Ukraine in Malta.