UKRAINE – Alina Pash will not represent Ukraine at Eurovision-2022 – Organizing Committee of National Selection.
The decision to terminate Alina Pash’s participation in the national selection was made by the Organizing Committee of the competition at an out-of-court meeting on February 16.
Item 3.4. The Rules of the National Selection for Participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 stipulate that if the Public establishes the fact of submission of inaccurate information or concealment of information or other significant circumstances about the participant, the Public has the right to terminate participation in the Selection at any time.
The reason for such a decision by the Organizing Committee was the official response of the State Border Guard Service dated 16.02.2022 regarding the inaccuracy of the information provided to the Public Broadcaster.
The singer agreed with this decision.
It should be noted that the Public Broadcaster is guided exclusively by the legislation of Ukraine and the Rules of National Selection.
According to paragraph 3.4 of the Rules “in case of termination of Public participation in the Selection of the participant who is determined/declared the winner of the Selection, the Public has the right to decide on the appointment of a representative from Ukraine in the Competition from among other finalists.”
“With a heavy heart, I am withdrawing my candidacy as Ukraine’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest. Unfortunately. I’m really sorry,” the singer wrote.
It is unknown at this time who will represent Ukraine at the song contest.
Mykola Chernotytskyi, Chairman of the Board of NSTU, spoke about this:
“Is it possible that Ukraine will be represented by the Kalush Orchestra at Eurovision? Yes, if the organizing committee makes such a decision. If the first place was with fraud and the winner is disqualified, respectively, then we will declare another winner.”
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