GEORGIA – Tako just won the national final in Georgia with the song “Keep The Faith”. She was a member in the 2009 Georgian entry which withdrawn from Eurovision under the Russian pressure due to the war. In her 2017 national final performance images were used in the background about various international events in the headlines. But there is also a mention to the Russian invasion to Georgia. Clearly this makes the song political.
Despite we all knew the Ukrainian entry was political, there was consistent effort to refer to a personal story of Jamala last year. But this time Tako cannot say her song is not political, not because of the lyrics, but due to the clear references from the backdrop images. We have kindly asked the EBU for an answer and waiting for their reply.