Eurovision Song Contest hosts Ukraine have rewritten the lyrics to their entry song after they were branded too political. The contest's executive supervisor Svante Stockselius confirmed that the new words for Razom nas bagato!, by group Greenjolly, have been accepted.
Razom nas bagato!, which translates as Together we are many!, became the anthem of Ukraine's orange revolution. The European Broadcasting Union however branded the lyrics too political and forced Greenjoly to change the lyrics of their song.
The original song became the theme for the mass protests following the country's disputed presidential election last year, which was eventually won by Viktor Yuschenko after a re-run. Greenjolly submitted the new lyrics last week. The European Broadcasting Union accepted them and thus Greenjolly can now officially be added to the participant list of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contes.
Svante Stockselius added that the song Zauvijek moja, representing Serbia & Montenegro, is still being investigated by the European Broadcasting Union, following accusations that it bears similarities to other songs. No decision has been made yet on whether the song will be allowed to take part in Kiev.