Well that was an exciting Eurovision. it is a shame that the shittest piee of shit that has ever been shat out on a Eurovision stage won. I am not upset by Ukraine's win because Australia came second, I am upset because it should have been disqualified for being political. Russia could have won, Cyprus could have won, San fucking Marino could have fucking won, I would not have cared, but the fucking Ukraine!
The song is anti Russian and it picks one point in WWII, the 1944 eviction of the Tatars from the Crimea, as its reason for hating Russia. Russia evicted the Tatars because they had allied with the Nazis and were harboring German forces.At the time Russia was trying to encircle the German army in Stalingrad and cut them off from any supply. The easiest way to remove the Nazi's, and the way to do it with the least 'collateral damage' was to remove everyone and then make sure the area was clean. Thats what they did. The moved the Tatars right out of the way into Kazakstan, East of where the Germans were, look after them as refugees and destroy Germany.
Displacement of people happened everywhere during the war. Moving is for your safety. The issue is, and always was that the Tatars didn't want to do it because they didn't like Russia (which was why they allied with the Germans...)
The manipulation of history is propeganda. Eurovision has now allowed itself to be a conduit for propeganda to be spread. This disappoints me.
Russia could have killed all the Tatars to flush out the Nazi's. Then we would not have had this god-awful song.
The interesting stuff is still yet to happen. Ukraine wants to host the 2017 Eurovision and has already started looking for venues. A decision can be made against them hosting though in the next EBU reference group meeting in June. This meeting is also expect to advise what sanctions Armenia will face for the singer displaying the flag of Nagorno-Karabakh, because showing that flag was too political, and the song 1944 was not.
Last time the Ukraine hosted Euroision in 2005 the Orange Revolution happened after their win. They almost lost hosting due to the lack of development for accomodation venues and the potientially dangerous situation for delegates and visitors. fans still regard the Ukraine Eurovision of 2005 as a dogs breakfast. Many say it was the worst Eurovision to attend. In the end at BEST it should be hosted in a neighbouring country like Poland or Hungary but I would not br surprised if the Ukriane is forced to give up hosting to somewhere more 'neutral' like Germany. If tis happend Ukraine will likely withdraw in protest and really.. good. They have only ever sent one song I liked ever anyways.
The media is saying Australia were ripped off and in the end Australia were never going to win because not enough time was spent on promoting Dami in Europe, instead she was used to promote the broadcast in Australia. We did not provide a complete package but the package that won was not even fit for sale.