The organizer of "Eurovision" sad because of Ukraine's decision to skip the contest: Music: Culture:


The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) responded to Ukraine's decision not to send a competitor to the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. This is stated on the organization's website.

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19:42February 27

"EBU can sadly confirm that the National Public Television Company of Ukraine (NOTU) has informed the union about the difficult decision to skip Eurovision 2019." The discussion of this issue between EBU and NOTU will continue, we hope to see Ukraine again in 2020, organizers said. "But now we're looking forward to a fantastic show in Tel Aviv."

On February 27, NOTU stated that it had the right to send any artist to the competition that did not appear in the national team, but decided not to do so, explaining that it respects the choice of the public.

In recent days, Ukrainian musicians Maruv, Freedom Jazz and Kazka have announced that they will not represent their country at the event. Brunettes Shoot Blondes, who finished fourth in the national team, also noted that they would not go to the competition if they received such an offer from NOTOT.

Eurovision will be held from May 14 to 18 in Tel Aviv. Israel received the right to hold it after the victory of singer Netta Barzilai. Russia this year will be presented by Sergey Lazarev.

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