Eurovision 2009 – Georgia, Putin, Azerbaijan and Iran…
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18-May-2009 (one comment)


Eurovision 2009 – Georgia, Putin, Azerbaijan and Iran …

The 54th Eurovision Song Contest is just over in Moscow. As one of the unexpected aspects of Eurovision – World’s largest musical contest – the observers mention its growing political background. Using popularity and huge worldwide audience of Eurovision, some countries use this song contest to promote political goals.

 

The first example of this sort in Eurovision 2009 was the song “We Don't Wanna Put In” performed by Stephane & 3G  and presented to contest by Georgia. The song sounded like a thinly-disguised attack on Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin, just after the Russian-Georgian war in South Ossetia in 2008. But Georgia withdrew from Eurovision 2009 after being ordered by the organizers to change the “political” lyrics of its entry. So the song “We Don't Wanna Put In” was not included in the program of the contest.

 

 

Stephane & 3G

  

Conflict in Georgia

 

The next example was the clip “Always” by AySel & Arash presented by Azerbaijan. ... >>>

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The 54th Eurovision Song Contest is just over in Moscow. As one of the unexpected aspects of Eurovision – World’s largest musical contest – the observers mention its growing political background. Using popularity and huge worldwide audience of Eurovision, some countries use this song contest to promote political goals.


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