Mar 10, 2009

Georgian Song Banned from Eurovision

That's right, Georgia, YOU CAN'T WIN. Remember last month, the Georgians submitted the subtly anti-Putin song "We Don't Wanna Put in" for Eurovision? Well, according to, the European Broadcasting Union deemed the song "too political" for the Eurovision competition.

According to the rules of the event, no "lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the Eurovision song contest".

In a statement today, the EBU said Georgia would have to change the lyrics and title or submit a new entry by 16 March, otherwise it would not be allowed to take part.


nimh said...

That's odd. I distinctly remember a ferociously anti-nukes song from Finland back in the 80s.

Ah, here we are: Nuku Pommiin by Kojo, 1982.

Of course, it did get zero points.

Ern said...

BOOM! In your face Eurovision! There is a precedent.