Protest action against Greenjolly in Kiev

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The Ukrainian representatives for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest Greenjolly have held a press conference today in which they announced partly to change the lyrics of their song Razom nas bagato. An English version will be consided. On the other hand, EBU has announced that the song concerned is a remake and protest actions will be held in Kiev

We realise that it is necessary to save the chorus of Razom nas bagato,” Greenjolly explained on a press conference today. “All the rest will most probably be changed.” Possible new titles for the song include Song of liberty and Song of the free people and an English version will be considered. Furthermore Greenjolly pointed out that the song that had become a hymn of the Orange Revolution is not the only song in their repertoire and performed one of their own songs with the guitar.

In the meanwhile, the European Broadcasting Union announces that the song Razom nas bagato is not an original song. EBU says that “Razom nas bagato is a remake of the famous revolutionary song Pueblo unido jamas sera vencido from the 1960s.” EBU however doesn't elaborate on that.

Furthermore the Ukrainian Youth Organisations have announced a protest action against the result of the Ukrainian national final. The protest action “We are for an honest Eurovision 2005” will take place on Friday 4th March at 11 o'clock near the building of the presidential secretariat. The demonstrators will denounce the way the Ukrainian representative has been selected and will express their support for runner-up Ani Lorak.

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