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Georgian song was not allowed for Eurovision2009-03-11 10:57
Last Tuesday the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) officially informed Georgian public broadcaster GPB that the lyrics of their song for the 54th Eurovision Song Contest 'We Don't Wanna Put In' [by Stephanie and 3G] do not comply with the rules of the competition.gt-en-newsitem-inside
In particular, according to the rule 4.9 the song must include no political appeals, which are present in the composition.
According to Natia Uznadze, the head of the national project of the European contest, the decision of possible change of the song by Stephanie and 3G lyrics will be made today.
"Our group members are currently staying abroad. They'll arrive in Tbilisi on Wednesday, then the statement will be made", Uznadze said - The Vzglyad.
The decision of changing the lyrics cannot be made without the musicians, the project head believes.
According to the EBU statement, Georgia is proposed to rewrite the lyrics or choose another song for participation in the contest. The deadline expires on March 16th , when all the participant countries will officially submit the data of their representatives.
Previously Jarmo Siim, the Eurovision song contest administration representative claimed that the contest managers will not allow singing any songs with political context.
Georgia must perform in Moscow in the first semi-final on May 12th , together with the musicians from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden, Israel, Belgium, Andorra, the Czech Republic, Montenegro, Iceland, Armenia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Switzerland, Macedonia, Finland, Belarus, Turkey, Romania and Malta. The finalists will perform in the Olimpiyski (Olympic Stadium) on May 16th .