About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgia Sends ‘Protest Song’ to Moscow Eurovision
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 19 Feb.'09 / 13:16

After initial refusal to take part in Eurovision Song Contest set to take place in Moscow in May, Georgia decided to participate and to send a band performing a song dubbed as “protest.”

The song called “We don't Wanna Put In” is a play on words with reference to Russia’s PM Vladimir Putin, said co-author Stefane, who performs the song with three female singers and the band is called Stefane & 3G. The lyric itself makes little direct reference to politics with words “We don't wanna put in / The negative move / It's killin' the groove...”

After the August war with Russia, Georgia said it would boycott the song contest hosted by the Russian capital. In January, the Georgian public broadcaster, however, retracted the decision, which triggered some protest. Some view the selection of the song “We don't Wanna Put In” as an attempt to allay complaints over Georgia’s participation in the contest. 

An online petition under banner “Boycott MoscowVision” has been distributed calling on the public broadcaster not to participate in the song contest, which the petition says has dubious reputation in Europe because of its “politicized” nature. 

“If the Georgian public broadcaster sends participant and by doing so helps the Russian state to hold this contest in Moscow in dignified manner, it will amount to an open support of the occupant Russia’s aggressive actions, which in turn is a classical example of collaboration,” the petition reads.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
48