MP Drapenko called Ukraine’s victory at Eurovision political and unfair
The victory of the Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest is unfair and political. This, evaluating the results of the competition, was stated by the first deputy chairman of the committee State Duma culture Elena Drapeko, informs “He speaks Moscow“.
“Eurovision has long ceased to be a song contest. It has become quite a political phenomenon. The last victory of Ukraine was also absolutely dishonest,” Drapenko said.
The deputy is sure that now the victory of the Kalush Orchestra does not belong to art and has become a demonstration of political predilections. Drapenko urged to forget about this competition and not take part in it.
Kalush Orchestra with the song Stefania won in the Eurovision final, which took place in the Italian Turin. Ukrainian musicians scored 631 points – at the end of their performance, one of the band members asked for help to Ukraine and violated the competition rule on the prohibition of political statements.
Russia and Belarus did not take part in the song contest in 2022. On February 25, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced a ban on Russia from participating in Eurovision due to the situation around Ukraine, stressing that its participation in the contest could cause “damage to its reputation.”