Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Putin-attack axed from Eurovision

Having had a quick look through the rulebook, the European Broadcasting Union have decided to ask Georgia to rethink the Putin pisstake it had entered for this year's Eurovision.

We Don't Wanna Put In was judged to be political, and thus falling out the remit of the contest. If Georgia don't, literally, change their tune, they won't be allowed to take part.

In Russia, however, the population at large is more upset by the decision to invite a Ukranian to represent the mighty bear. Adding insult to injury, Anastasia Prikhodko has previously competed as a Ukranian and failed to make it past the heats. Maybe they swapped her for some gas or something; whatever the reason, the Russians are upset:

Inevitably, some Russians are upset at the Eurovision results. "A Ukrainian song will represent Russia in Eurovision!" complained Yana Rudkovskaya, producer of last year's winning Russian entry. "It's very strange. It's a shock. I fear we won't even make it into the top 10," she told newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

The producer for Valeriya, the losing finalist, was equally critical. "How can someone who lost ... in Ukraine, represent Russia?" snorted Yusif Prigozhin. "It's a disgrace."

It's not like they've parachuted Dustin The Turkey in. Although they might try that next year, come to think of it.