Eurovision bans Russia from this year’s Song Contest amid the invasion of Ukraine

Russia is banned from participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The EBU has released a statement explaining their decision

Eurovision bans Russia from this year's Song Contest amid the invasion of Ukraine
Eurovision bans Russia from this year’s Song Contest amid the invasion of Ukraine

The Eurovision Song Contest will not allow any Russian contestants to participate in this year’s Song Contest.

The European Broadcasting Union followed the recommendation of the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest.

In a statement about its decision, the EBU wrote: “The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced that no Russian action will be taken to participate in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

“The EBU Executive Board made the decision following a recommendation earlier today by the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group, based on the rules of the event and the values ​​of the EBU.”

It continued: “The Reference Group’s proposal was also supported by the EBU’s Television Committee. The decision reflects concern that, in the light of the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine, the submission of a submission of Russia into this year’s Contest will make the competition go bad.

Last year’s contestant Manizha Dalerovna Sangin


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“Prior to making this decision, the EBU took the time to consult widely among its members. The EBU is a non-political membership organization of broadcasters committed to upholding the value of public service.”

The statement concluded: “We remain dedicated to upholding the values ​​of a cultural competition that promotes international exchange and understanding, brings audiences together, celebrates diversity through music and unite Europe on one stage.”

Their decision came after many countries called for Russie’s removal from the annual competition.

The Netherlands, Iceland, Estonia and more have issued statements regarding the situation.

Estonian Public Broadcasting Board Chairman Erik Roose said he had reached out to the EBU to talk about Russia’s participation in the competition.

“Obviously, it is inconceivable that Estonia would participate in Eurovision in a situation where Russia participates but Ukraine does not,” he explained.

Sergey Lazarev of Russia performing for the 64th Eurovision in 2019



“Clearly, our colleagues from other Baltic countries are of the same opinion. We will continue to liaise with EBU as the organizer of the song contest. ”

The Finnish Broadcasting Company, Dutch TV station Avrotros, Denmark and Norway also joined the call for Russia to be eliminated.

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will take place in Turin, Italy.

Last year, Italian rock band Maneskin won the contest with their song Zitti E Buoni.

On Thursday, Eurovision initially said Russia was allowed to perform this year before banning them just 24 hours later.

Their previous statement said: “The European Song Contest is a non-political cultural event that aims to unite nations and celebrate diversity through music.

“EBU public broadcaster members in both Russia and Ukraine have already committed to this year’s event in Turin and we are now planning to welcome artists from both countries to perform in September. Five.

“We will of course continue to monitor the situation closely.”

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