Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been blocked from delivering a video message through the Eurovision Tune Contest last as a result of it’s “in opposition to the principles”.
As reported by The Occasions, the Ukrainian chief had requested to make a video look through the contest’s Grand Ultimate on Saturday, however his request was rejected by the occasion’s organisers, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
The EBU, an alliance of 112 member organisations which incorporates this 12 months’s host broadcaster, the BBC, mentioned it was involved his look would danger politicising the occasion.
“The Eurovision Tune Contest is a global leisure present and ruled by strict guidelines and ideas which have been established since its creation. As a part of these, one of many cornerstones of the competition is the non-political nature of the occasion,” a spokesperson mentioned.
“The request by Mr Zelensky to handle the viewers on the Eurovision Tune Contest, while made with laudable intentions, regrettably can’t be granted as it could be in opposition to the principles of the occasion.”
Because of the ongoing struggle in Ukraine, the U.Ok. supplied to host this 12 months’s contest on behalf of the nation. The BBC has mentioned the printed is predicted to be watched by greater than 160 million viewers worldwide.
A complete of 11 Ukrainian artists, together with final 12 months’s winners Kalush Orchestra, shall be performing on the contest, which takes place in Liverpool, England on Saturday.
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