Belarus has to adjust its entry to Eurovision. According to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the number has Oh, Naucho is good A political message that conflicts with the apolitical character of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Therefore the submission will not be accepted, tell the European Broadcasting Union in a statement. Belarusians will have the opportunity to change the song or introduce a new one. If the country does not do this, then Belarus will not be allowed to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The surrender of Belarus led to a lot of criticism. Residents of the country have been taking to the streets for months to protest against the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko, but Galasy ZMesta’s words call for the regime to follow.
Belarus had withdrawn a candidate before
In 2020, the Belarusian band VAL won the final match in their country, but the group was not allowed to travel to Rotterdam after that by the Belarusian public broadcaster BTRC to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The group said at the time that it participated in the protests against President Lukashenko. According to BTRC, this was not the reason VAL was not allowed to travel to Rotterdam. It was not clear why the group had been stopped. A brief statement from the broadcaster stated that the band lacked “awareness”.
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