UKRAINE- National broadcaster announced that Maruv will not represent the country in the 2019 Eurovision Songs Contest. The Ukrainian national broadcaster posted the following in their social media.
“The Social Movnik (Pat “National Public Teleradíokompaníâ of Ukraine”) and singer maruv, who won in the national selection at the contest, did not get consent to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest-2019 due to a number of reasons.
Singer Anna Korsun (stage name – maruv) gained victory in the show national hurricane as a result of an honest competition and held the maximum ball from the audience. Her performance is high rated music experts, representatives of show-business and viewers. However, in an artist who will represent Ukraine in the international arena, there is also a commitment: after signing the treaty with Pat “Nstu” at the time of the competition, the artist becomes a cultural ambasadorom of Ukraine and will not only have its own music, but also becomes the viraznikom of the Ukrainian society After the helm of the negotiations of Pat “Nstu” and singer maruv did not find a common decision on the mission of representative of Ukraine at the international Eurovision competition.
Also according to the rules of the contest (p. 2.6) Movnik-Participant Must ensure the nepolítičnij character of the competition. The situation that mind around the nacvídboru this year has signs of polítizacíí̈. Social Resonance, attempts to pressure on political forces, intervention in the discussion of cultural artist and information structures of the country-aggressor actually triggered the policy of the results of the national selection.
The social movnik also sees in this situation the danger of the escalation of the Ukrainian society, against the task of social language (according to the law of Ukraine on selfless speech, one of the main tasks of Pat “Nstu” is supporting the consolidation of the Ukrainian society ( 4. P. 2)).”
UA:PBC, the CEO of the national broadcaster Mr. Alasania stated that after 5.5 hour long negotiations between the national broadcaster and Maruv’s team, the two sides will not be signing the contract. He confirms that everything was regular in the national selection, but that afterwards inner political problems were opened which have nothing to do with music. According to Mr. Alasania, “performing in the aggressor country gives a negative resonance in the society“. As of tomorrow there will be discussions and negotiations on who will represent the country in Eurovision 2019.
Maruv made the following statement: “Negotiations were deadlocked. Everything was done to overshadow the choice of Ukrainian viewers behind the political curtain. I love my country, but I cannot participate in such inhuman conditions either morally or physically. Most of all, I appreciate freedom, and I will not defend someone’s political ambitions. Thank you for the great support from all the fans. I don’t give up and I’m already working on a music video for the song “Siren Song”, as well as preparing a big tour in Ukraine and CIS countries.”