Michael James Down, co-writer of Boris Covali’s bidding entry, has released in a statement that the entry Flying will no longer be participating in the Moldovan national final .
It has been revealed in a statement via Michael James Down that Boris Covali’s original qualifying entry Flying has been removed from the Moldovan national final and will instead be replaced by Boris’ second entry Perfect day. Discussing the details of Boris’ manager’s decision, Michael stated:
The song “Flying” was submitted to TRM for the Moldovan Eurovision preselection. This was a cooperation between us, the songwriters, and the singer Boris Covali. Boris’s manager also made him record and submit another song, “Perfect Day” written by Brandon Stone. However, Boris made it clear that it was still “Flying” that he wished to perform and hoped would make it through.
A few days ago we were informed that Boris’s manager had decided to withdraw “Flying” and replace it with “Perfect day”. Even though it shouldn’t be up to him to make such a decision. We were also informed through Boris that there had been “financial agreements” between his management, the people behind “Perfect Day”, and TRM. When the Moldovan head of delegation was confronted about this, he confirmed that they would remove “Flying” and include “Perfect Day” in the contest instead. In spite of “Flying” previously having been selected and confirmed to compete, and in spite of us opposing its removal. It seems “Flying” had simply become a too dangerous competitor, or perhaps it didn’t fit in with other agreements that were being made in favour of promoting “Perfect Day”.
Legal action is currently being looked in to by the producers of Flying. TRM are yet to comment on the situation.
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