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SAN MARINO - San Marino has criticised Ukraine's decision to ban Russian representative Yulia Samoylova from performibg in Kiev. Carlo Romeo, the head of San Marino RTV, said, “We disapprove this decision by Ukraine. We do not care if it’s a conspiracy or a Russian provocation, the Eurovision Song Contest should be a neutral ground". Apart from Ukraine and Russia, San Marino is the only country to have commented on the row. It is still unknown wheather Russia will take part in the contest. The country has refused the EBU's proposal for Yulia to perform via satellite.

San Marino openly against Ukraine’s decision on Russia

San Marino openly against Ukraine’s decision on Russia

SAN MARINO – San Marino has criticised Ukraine’s decision to ban Russian representative Yulia Samoylova from performibg in Kiev. Carlo Romeo, the head of San Marino RTV, said, “We disap…

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okay so because situation with russia has been getting more frustrating over the last few days here’s a list of reasons why i love eurovision:

  • being introduced to some awesome artists you would never have heard of if it weren’t for the contest/national selections!
  • honestly the music is just so good????
  • yes i know it’s cheesy as hell but that’s why i love it
  • songs!!! in!!! other!!! languages!!! (this is especially fantastic for me cos i’m a brit and we barely get shown any non-english songs)
  • the songs that are true club bangers and you just need to dance to
  • while there is an overwhelming genre used in the contest there are songs of so many different genres!!
  • a lot of the artists over the years just seem so nice and so excited to be representing their country, even if they don’t do well they’re still happy to have taken part
  • the emotionally powerful ballads that just… really get the tears flowing (especially if it’s in a language you don’t speak)
  • the way the staging can just elevate a song
  • the feeling when your faves get through to the final!!
  • when the winner is announced and the artist(s) is so happy and/or overwhelmed with emotions!!!!!
  • the hosts/presenters!!
  • the shenanigans that sometimes occurs during the voting
  • hearing an incredible eurovision song for the first time!!!
  • the buzz of watching the live performances of your fave songs and it goes well!!!!
  • the postcards!!
  • songs that are not only good but also loads of fun!
  • the hilarious sketches (especially if it’s done by sweden)
  • breathtaking interval acts!!!
  • just………… i love eurovision
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#Denmark and #SanMarino have spoken out over an increasingly political #Eurovision situation - read more below! #Russia #Ukraine

Denmark and San Marino condemn Russia-Ukraine scandal – escYOUnited

Denmark and San Marino condemn Russia-Ukraine scandal – escYOUnited

Two of the participating broadcasters in this year’s contest have spoken out to condemn the approaches of both Russia and Ukraine regarding the Yulia Samoylova banning situation.

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DW Deutsche Welle has published a story with comments on the ban of Russian entrant from European Broadcasting Union - EBU spokesperson Dave Goodman and ARD Entertainment coordinator Thomas Schreiber.

"We do our best to avoid politicizing the contest," Dave Goodman, spokesman for the European Broadcasting Union, said.

"The Russian broadcaster, of course, knew whom it was choosing and the Ukrainian authorities also know what they are doing. The parties are publicly sorting out their arguments", says Thomas Schreiber, coordinator of entertainment programs of ARD.

Like Goodman, Schreiber emphasizes that the goal of the organizers is still to ensure the participation of the singer from Russia in the contest. Whether this will be possible depends on the goodwill of the two conflicting sides - in particular, the TV broadcasters, ARD coordinator explains.

"At the same time, what is happening is so symbolic that we can assume that the broadcasters are not as independent as it would be in Western Europe," Schreiber believes.

The EBU faces a difficult task: the European Broadcasting Union must assume the role of a diplomat and find a solution to the conflict. This may mean either that the organizers will try to still obtain the Russian Federation's consent to the proposed compromise, or that new ideas will emerge from the organizers of the contest, Schreiber explains. "At the same time, it makes no sense to publicly voice them, because in this case, ideas rarely succeed," the expert believes.

Whether the EBU have any other diplomatic means in its disposal, the organization does not reveal, at least officially. According to Goodman, the Union conducts dialogue with both sides.

"We must respect the laws of the host country, but we ask Ukraine to consider this special case and find an opportunity to allow a participant from Russia to enter the country. If this is not possible, then there is still a proposed option. Our proposal stays as an option. It will not matter for televiewers at all", explains EBU spokesman.

In the event that Ukraine still decides to insist on its own decision, the further development of events will depend on the Russian Channel One. "Then we will ask Russia to reconsider its decision," admitted Goodman.

Asked whether the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow affected the image of the Eurovision, Thomas Schreiber replied in the affirmative: "There is nothing good in this."

In his turn, Dave Goodman is more optimistic: "When we start broadcasting three shows live for a 200 million audience, when the music starts playing, people will forget about many things and focus on the very competition and the variety of languages ​​and peoples who perform on the same stage. And that is the most beautiful thing in Eurovision.

What happens in the event that none of the conflicting parties wants to make concessions and the EBU can not find another solution is unclear. Organizers emphasize: the current situation is an unprecedented case in the history of the contest.

"It would be great if the EBU could find a solution that would allow both sides to "save face" and at the same time prove that the Eurovision Song Contest corresponds to its name and it is a song contest and nothing else," summed up Shreiber.

Смогут ли организаторы

Watch press-conference of Ruslana Lyzhychko at the Eurovision PreParty Riga.

Singer has also commented on it on her Facebook page saying:

"A large press conference took place in the framework of the Eurovision Pre-party Riga, which was attended by a large number of international journalists from major publications writing on the Eurovision Song Contest.
The questions were very different. I had actively invited everyone present to Ukraine, dispelling all the stereotypes created around Ukraine. On what to expect from Ukraine, I replied that it would be a mix of new original ideas.

Of course, the key issue concerned the situation around the participant from Russia. I answered frankly and sincerely. Those who chose the performer from Russia knew about the Laws of Ukraine, and therefore - this is definitely a provocation. That's why Ukraine reacted so. The Security Cervice could not act differently in this situation.

Perhaps, to someone it is difficult to understand this situation completely, but people continue to die in Ukraine every day. I hope that propaganda will not distort my words.

In general, I am satisfied with the questions of journalists and the atmosphere. Everyone is very positive. Europe is going to Ukraine with a great interest. This trend pleased me the most"

Thanks to all Europeans for such genuine interest and respect for Ukraine! "

http://esckaz.com/2017/ ESCKAZ.com reporting live from Eurovision PreParty Riga, Latvia. Press-conference with winner of the Eurovision 2004 Ruslana, who is ...

- There are several Member States that have approached us being concerned about the situation with Russian entrant, says Eurovision Supervisor Jon Ola Sand speaking to DR Grand Prix website.

- It is clear that it is something that we are all concerned with. Because we want to keep the competition free of any political statements. And that ban of the participant is a very strong political signal, he adds.

Jon Ola Sand admits that EBU proposal to broadcast Yulia Samoylova performance by satellite goes against basic principle of the contest:

- Yes, it's not as the Eurovision Song Contest used to be. But here we are in a situation where for the first time in Song Contest history we have a participant who may not get the opportunity to travel to Ukraine. And we must find a solution which means that we can offer an opportunity for the Russian participant and not let politics get in the way, says Sand, who has not given up getting Yulia Samoylova to the Kyiv stage as yet.

- We will follow the situation closely, but we strongly urge the Ukrainian authorities to find a solution, says Jon Ola Sand.

- The decision has been taken by the security authorities, who have to follow the laws, but we will appeal to the Prime Minister and the Government of Ukraine to overturn the decision, so that any travel ban will only come into force after the Eurovision Song Contest. Our main goal remains that the Russian participant comes on stage in Kiev in May. We are working hard for that.

EBU boss rejects thoughts that Russian entry is a deliberate provocation against Ukraine as speculation:

- The song can be put in a political context, but it can be everything. And in the situation that there is now between Russia and Ukraine, it is clear that it is being used politically. But we must deal with the rules that apply, says Jon Ola Sand.

The current conflict doesn't make him regret the decision to keep the controversial song of Jamala last year:

- It is a reference to an actual incident in the Crimea during World War II, and it's a song that we do not see then or today as a political message, said Jon Ola Sand.

At the same time, Jon Ola Sand remains confident that unless there are more external challenges, Ukraine will succeed in creating three good shows in May.

DR entertainment manager Jan Lagermand Lundme is also concerned with the Ukrainian preparations:

"It is clear that I am concerned on behalf of the Danish TV viewers. We must get some decent TV shows", says Jan Lagermand.

"I know how much it takes to prepare a show like that, since I was involved in 2014 organization, and I hear that there still is a long way to go. There certainly will be a show, but we do not know how good it is. It seems that things are a bit out of control. I hope I am wrong, and the beauty of the Grand Prix is ​​of course is different from country to country. But it would be really annoying if the show is characterized by the lack of planning.

Entertainment boss is annoyed that the peaceful music competition has become a major political battleground.

"It is practically unbearable. I know that the EBU takes it very seriously. Denmark takes part in the Eurovision Song Contest as an event where we can meet across borders and differences", says Jan Lagermand.

"I would be really happy if EBU will manage to get Yulia on stage in Ukraine", he adds.

Russia page:

ESCKAZ - ESC 2017 - Yulia Samoylova (Russia) / Юлия Самойлова (Россия)

Ruslana: Ukraine right to ban Russia's Julia Samoylova from Eurovision 2017: https://t.co/OsdiVIWJAA via @YouTube

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The 8th country to reveal their votes is LESOTHO. The program we use to make the voting picture does not have Lesotho in their system, so we have to give you their points in the form of text
12 points – Georgia
10 points – Belarus
8 points – Greece
7 points – Russia
6 points – Austria
5 points – Spain
4 points – United Kingdom
3 points – Hungary
2 points – Poland
1 point – Portugal

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TASS.COM REPORTS / UKRAINE - The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), continues to investigate options to ensure Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova’s participation in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, EBU Senior Communications officer Dave Goodman told TASS. Kyiv earlier responded negatively to the suggestion to broadcast her song during the contest. When asked if there were any options that could provide Samoilova with an opportunity to participate, Goodman said that "we are continuing our dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities with the ambition to have all artists present to perform in host city, Kiev, which is, of course, our preferred option." [ 158 more words ]

EBU seeks alternative options for Russia

EBU seeks alternative options for Russia

TASS.COM REPORTS / UKRAINE – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), continues to investigate options to ensure Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova’s participation in the 2017 Eurovision Song C…

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Over the years, dozens of countries have withdrawn from Eurovision for a plethora of reasons — including finances, artistic differences, and poor results. On occasion, it may even be just because one broadcaster dislikes another.

Unfortunately, many withdrawals arise from more unpleasant sources, namely international political disputes.

While Eurovision may be branded as an apolitical event that espouses slogans such as “building bridges” and “celebrate diversity”, the event has long been a victim of frayed diplomatic relations.

The ongoing dispute between Russia and Ukraine may be unprecedented, but history shows that they’re most definitely not the first countries to drag the contest into murky waters.

Should Russia withdraw, it will join an ever growing list of countries that withdrew from Eurovision due to a breakdown in international relations.

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Next act comes from Russia: Yulia performs live from Moscow

Channel One Russia have released an official statement responding to the EBU's offer to let Julia Samoylova perform at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest via satellite link.

Channel One Russia rejects the EBU's offer to let Julia Samoylova perform via satellite - escXtra

Channel One Russia rejects the EBU's offer to let Julia Samoylova perform via satellite - escXtra

Earlier today, the EBU released an official statement updating us on the issue regarding the travel ban issued by Ukraine to Russian participant Julia Samoylova. The statement revealed that the EBU would offer Julia the opportunity to perform her entry Flame Is Burning via a satellite link in order…

Channel One Russia has rejected EBU proposal to broadcast Yulia Samoylova's performance via the satellite link.

"Channel One has acted in full accordance with the rules of the "Eurovision" and chose the participant of the contest, who is duely registered by the EBU and remains the current contestant. According to the rules of the "Eurovision", the host broadcasting country should provide all participants "the ability to acquire an entrance visa for the entire duration of the event".

Thus, Yulia Samoylova's ban to enter the territory of Ukraine violates the rules of the contest. We consider the proposal of remote participation strange and reject it, since it, of course, contradicts the very meaning of the event, the strict rule of which is the live performance on the stage of the "Eurovision".

We believe that the European Broadcasting Union should not invent new rules for the Russian participant in 2017 and is able to hold a competition in accordance with its own existing rules, "the statement said.

Russia page: http://esckaz.com/2017/rus.htm

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RUSSIA - Russian national broadcaster, not only rejects the offer for a satellite performance of Yulia Samoilova for at least the second semi final but also attacks the EBU considering them as the only responsible for the situation. In their statement they say: "The first channel received the official proposal of the EBU, which is that the Russian participant of the Eurovision Song Contest Julia Samoilova performed in the semifinal of the contest via live broadcast from Moscow . [ 77 more words ]

Russia rejects satellite option and attacks the EBU

Russia rejects satellite option and attacks the EBU

RUSSIA – Russian national broadcaster, not only rejects the offer for a satellite performance of Yulia Samoilova for at least the second semi final but also attacks the EBU considering them a…

UKRAINE - In talks with a Russian newspaper, Andrey Danilko, best known to Eurofans as Verka Sarduchka, commented about the situation surrounding Julia Samoilova just before the singer was forbidden from entering Ukraine to take part in Eurovision 2017. Andrey is unhappy over the decision, claiming that the singer poses no security risk for the country. "Politicians should see this as an act of human tolerance and decency...she did enter the country without the official Ukrainian documentation but she did it to represent people like herself, to tell her own personal story. [ 71 more words ]

Andrey Danilko is unhappy over the Ukrainian decision, claims Russian press

Andrey Danilko is unhappy over the Ukrainian decision, claims Russian press

UKRAINE – In talks with a Russian newspaper, Andrey Danilko, best known to Eurofans as Verka Sarduchka, commented about the situation surrounding Julia Samoilova just before the singer was fo…

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@truesricosta @eveboriee Surely there are singers in Russia who haven't performed in Crimea, not made any public statements against Ukraine?

UKRAINE - Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine tweeted the government's rejection to the EBU proposal to present remotely via satellite the Russian performance in the second semi final. He still urges as the only solution for Russia to replace their artist. The Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand added: It is imperative that the Eurovision Song Contest remains free from politics and as such, due to the circumstances surrounding Julia’s travel ban, we have felt it important to propose a solution that transcends such issues. [ 79 more words ]

Turmoil continues: Ukrainian DPM rejects EBU proposal

Turmoil continues: Ukrainian DPM rejects EBU proposal

UKRAINE – Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine tweeted the government’s rejection to the EBU proposal to present remotely via satellite the Russian performance in the second semi final. He …

@eveboriee That's the proposal of Ukraine - they are EAGER to accept ANY Russian artist who have not violated Ukrainian law in the past.

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Eurovision 2017 Vyacheslav Kyrylenko has reacted to the EBU proposal to organize the broadcast of the performance of the representative of Russia via the satellite.

"Tours and TV shows with the participation of persona non grata are not allowed in Ukraine. This position of the EBU is politicizing the contest. Broadcast of Samoylova's performance by Ukrainian TV channels is the same kind of violation of the Ukrainian laws as her entry to Ukraine itself. EBU must take this into the account, "he said.

"A possible solution is only in the replacement of the participant from Russia," stated the representative of the organizing committee of the contest.

Russia page: http://esckaz.com/2017/rus.htm

#Eurovision Vice Prime Minister #Ukraine: The only solution is to replace representative of Russia (2/2) https://t.co/rwWhNHacIc

European Broadcasting Union - EBU suggests Russia to perform remotely through satellite. What do you think?

Eurovision 2017: EBU suggests Russia to perform remotely
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