POLITICAL GAMES BEHIND VALANDO’S WITHDRAWAL
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
While some colleagues hurried up to laugh and name oikotimes.com’s article (about CyBC’s decision pro Valando Tryfonos) as “inaccurate”, respected newspaper Ta Nea published an article regarding the backstage of Valando and Michalis Hatzigiannis choice for Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
The team of oikotimes.com is aware that the decision of the broadcaster was final and they were ready to make the announcement. Current President Christofias, the fame of which is in the worst rates these days, forced the broadcaster to change their minds. The reason is simple: because Michalis Hatzigiannis appeared in an event of the opposition party (you know they will soon have elections in Cyprus).
The worst thing is that CyBC is trying for years now to approach Michalis Hatzigiannis even as an author of a Cyprus entry. Just to inform Mr Christofias and his party that with this kind of political games, the country destroys its reputation! (if that is of any concern of theirs anyway).