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The European broadcasting Union (EBU) will not cancel the victory of the representative of the Netherlands Duncan Lawrence on “Eurovision-2019”. About the Agency TASS said the official representative of the EBU, David Goodman.
According to him, appeared in 2017, social networks, video songs Arcade “gave Lawrence.” For this reason, the song was admitted to the competition.
After winning Lawrence online found video of the performance with a similar composition. This is a violation of the rules of “Eurovision”, which States that submitted for the contest song must not be commercially released or publicly performed before 1 September of the year preceding the competition.
Later, the producer Lawrence — Wouter hardy — justified for the incident. He admitted that the song Arcade was carried out for two years, and during that time I have written a lot of arrangements, “from the different rates to a completely different key.”
The finale of the 64th “Eurovision”, which involved 26 countries, was held in tel Aviv on may 18. Following the contest, Russia was in third place with 369 points. First place was given to the Netherlands (492 points), the second — Italy (465 points).
Video, photo All from Russia.