Serbia & Montenegro: No violation of rules

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The song Zauvijek moja does not violate the Eurovision Song Contest rules. Svante Stockselius, supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) confirmed that to

During a Reference Group meeting yesterday, it was decided that No Name can represent Serbia & Montenegro in Kiev with Zauvijek moja. “We came to the conclusion that the song is not plagiarism and therefor does not violate the contest's rules”, Stockselius said.

The EBU also received complaints about the selection procedure during the national final. Runner-up Jelena Tomasevic finished second with 54 points. However, one can say that the eight members of the professional jury were extremely discorded about Jelena Tomasevic' song, awarding her 12, 0, 12, 0, 10, 0, 10 and once again 0 points. No need to add that Jelena Tomasevic won the Serbian semifinal Beovizija 2005 and that the four judges awarding her 0 points came from Montenegro. More news about these complaints can be expected later today. Usually, the EBU does not interfere with the national selections of their member broadcasters.

Meanwhile, we received several reports of Serbian media completely boycotting Zauvijek moja.

Thanks to the second place of Zeljko Joksimovic, last year, Serbia & Montenegro participates in the final of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, 21st May in Kiev.

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