Last Saturday, the singer Alina Pash won the Ukrainian selection “Vidbir 2022” with the song “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” (Тіні Забутих Предків).
However, now we learn the singer won’t represent the country at Eurovision 2022.
The Story Behind The Drama
In 2014, Crimea ( that previously has been under the control of Ukraine), was conquered by Russia.
One of the rules in Ukraine suggests that Ukrainian citizens are forbidden to reach Crimea by crossing the border from the Russian side.
That means, that flying to Crimea via Russia is forbidden by law.
However, it seems that Alina Pash has visited Crimea in 2015 while crossing the border from the Russian side.
Previously, Alina‘s team has supplied some documents that prove she had entered Crimea via the Ukrainian border. However, the broadcaster Suspline is checking whether these documents are real or fake.
The singer has released an official statement oh her Instagram profile:
The grammar of Ukraine, and the definition of the language of Ukraine, are the mainstay of the tradition of Ukraine in the world.
This is a story that you want to read – it’s not the one that’s written in your song.
I’m an artist, not a politician. I do not have an army of pilgrims, mendicants, or priests, and they have all the atonement of men, and they have many things to do; pogrom. This is the most commonly used form that can be used to create your own site.
I do not have a virtual window and the heater. Вилувна вина зараз – this award, which was awarded in the 2014 crown.
There is no such thing as a butter in this brownie story. This is the list of candidates for which you will be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest. In the room. I did not like it.
We agree with the Suspicion and the Pamphlet of all documents.
If you want to share everything, you can download it and download it, you can write a song and it will be sent to you. Thank you!
We are working on our history, and we are trying to find out if ❤️
Congratulations! Thank you very much!
The singer stated that she can’t protect herself anymore.
She sees the whole story as politics took over art and music, and this is the main reason why she choose to remove her candidacy for Eurovision 2022.
Ukrainian broadcaster Suspline will get a final decision regarding Eurovision 2022 participation on Friday.
The possible scenarios are sending another “Vidbir 2022” finalist (for example Kalush Orchestra) , selecting internally another artist or even withdrawal of Ukraine from Eurovision 2022
Ukraine will participate in the first half of Eurovision 2022 semi-final 1 on May 10, 2022 and will move forward to the grand final on May 14, 2022 if qualify
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