Eurovision changed the rules because of the scandals around the competition in Ukraine

© 2017 AFP / Fabrice Coffrini the Headquarters of the European broadcasting Union. Archival photoEurovision changed the rules because of the scandals around the competition in Ukraine© 2017 AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

The scandal surrounding the Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, who missed the contest 2017, as well as disruption of the schedule of preparations for the events in Kiev, urged the organisers to make several changes to the regulations. This was reported on the website of the European broadcasting Union.

«Undoubtedly, the Eurovision song contest 2017 in Kiev was overshadowed by several adverse incidents, many of which are almost forced to move the event outside of the host country — Ukraine. Because of this, had to make a number of changes and amendments to the regulations of the upcoming competitions», — stated in the message of organizers.

In accordance with the new rules, national broadcasters now will not have to include in their delegations persons who are restricted entry to the host country of the Eurovision song contest.

«The most vexing problem of the Eurovision song contest this year was a ban on entry to Ukraine Russian representative,» the European broadcasting Union.

The decision was taken in connection with the incident around the Russian contestants Julia Samoilova, whom the SBU refused to let into the country, ignoring the requirements of the European broadcasting Union. The singer was denied entry to Ukraine because she gave a concert in the Crimea.

The changes were made and the schedule of preparations for the Eurovision song contest after the Ukrainian side failed to meet him. The European broadcasting Union reserves the right in case of delays to transfer the right of contest to another broadcaster.

In addition, the organizers of the Eurovision song contest demand that members of the professional jury, which takes part in the assessment made at the song contest was totally unbiased.

Earlier it became known that the European broadcasting Union will impose on Kiev a fine of 200 thousand euros for delays in the organization of the event and lack of communication with the organizers on the issue of participation Samoilova, which is not admitted to Ukraine. The European broadcasting Union offered Russia to broadcast the contest via satellite or to choose another contestant. On the First channel called these options unacceptable and did not consider it possible to show the event.

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