Verka sang Russia Goodbye?

by Benny Royston 1,602 views

It seems clear that Verka Serduchka sang 'Russia goodbye' during the performance of the Ukrainian song during last night's Eurovision Song Contest. In the third repetition of what should be 'Lusha Tumbai' it seems very clear, even with a rolling 'r' when pronouncing 'Russia' on the way to a second place finish in the event.

The act prompted severe political reaction when it won the national final in Ukraine in March, with reports of rioting against the song. The words had to be changed to conform to the Eurovision Song Contest rules, which do not allow political lyrics that name specific organisations, countries or people.

If the EBU investigates this and finds that Serduchka did break the rules of the competition, they may decide to fine the Ukrainian broadcaster or remove points from the Ukraine, which could result in them dropping into the semi final.

The words did not seem to effect the Russian viewers, who awarded the strange celebrity 8 points, behind Armenia with 10 and the Russian Star Academy winner, Koldun with 12 points.

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