Ukraine has withdrawn from the Eurovision 2019 set to be held in Israel, EuroVisionary reported.
Maruv won the democratic voting in this year’s Ukrainian national final. During the show, the broadcaster announced that they remained the right to reject the result and afterwards they presented the winner with a set of rules, she was unable to accept.
As Maruv rejected to represent Ukraine at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, broadcaster UA:PBC first asked Freedom Jazz, who ranked second in the national final, to accept the offer instead. They declined, and afterwards third place KAZKA also refused. Brunettes Shoot Blondes in 4th place rejected too.
The broadcaster said it could not agree to terms with Maruv and accused her of politicising the contest.
One of the terms would have banned the singer from giving concerts in Russia even though she is scheduled to perform in Moscow in April.