GREECE – Following the interview of Katerine Duska to Antivirus Magazine given prior to Amsterdam event, in which the singer spoke in general about the reactions to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, today she gave a personal response to Roger Waters’ call for personal boycott to the event.
It was only few weeks ago when Roger Waters send a personal video online to appeal to Katerine’s sensitivity and withdraw from the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Posting her message on Facebook, Katerine clarifies that her previous interview was manipulated as a response to him (although her current answer is similar to her original and generic answer). Though this message is specifically for Mr Waters.
“Dear Lord Waters,
A few days ago a fake article was released from various media. The authors of these media unfortunately have isolated my words from an old interview and presented it as if it were my answer to you.
You are one of my biggest heroes and thank you very much for your message and your time. I enjoy unlimited respect for your artistic work and stand beside you in your constant struggle for human rights. This struggle, unfortunately, is always up to date, not only in Israel and Palestine, but also in many other countries on the planet where we perform concerts.
I believe that the reason we go to play is because, regardless of governments or regimes, we as artists are addressing and sharing music with the world. This, in my opinion, only has a positive impact. The organization in which I am attending this year is attended by hundreds of millions of people from all over the world and is not a member of any state. I have always believed that the power of art is enormous, that it can be an attitude and a powerful stimulus.
I do not think the exclusion would have a creative effect. It’s a talk between artists I’ve been watching for a long time, and I’m in favor of a placement that other musical idols like Thom Yorke and Nick Cave have, among others. In the video you say you may be wrong. You may have or may have us involved. I want to believe, however, that everyone, in the way everyone thinks right, always works with respect for respect for people and the peace of the peoples.
With unlimited appreciation,