The winner of “Eurovision 2016” year Jamal failed to adequately arrive at the venue for this competition and, as befits a hostess, greet guests of the ceremony. The producer of the singer told them that they were literally banned from appearing at the main entrance of the concert hall, then had not passed through the cordon and gave the broken turnstiles badges. But at the same time suggested to arrive in the center of Kiev by helicopter, despite the fact that the military a few days ago declared a no-fly zone in the skies over the capital. The organization was generally not very, said the representative of Jamala. So much so, that the first lady had to speak to when almost empty room – nobody knew it had already begun.
Ugly on the organization of the contest producer Igor Tarnopolsky said in Facebook.
“Jamal was forbidden to go on the red carpet. Strange, isn’t it true that the winner of the previous year, which brought Eurovision to Ukraine, forbid to appear there” – he was indignant.
Instead, according to him, the singer offered to fly to the concert hall by helicopter. “Was the answer, so necessary for Ukraine’s image. Moreover, it is unclear how the flight could decorate the image of the country, it became clear that no permission for the flight over Kiev is not issued,” – says Tarnopolsky.
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Team Jamala together with the actress eventually went to the car, and that was a mistake. According to the producer, the cordons of police and security forces for a long time did not miss the car. “When we finally got in Parkovy center, neither my badge nor a badge of Jamala at the entrance turnstiles were not working,” – said the producer.
“The opening ceremony was not a press-ox, nor area for photographers and journalists, nor, indeed, of most delegations. It was like in “the Park” are two parallel parties. One people drink and talk… and on the other in a completely empty dark hall orchestra of folk instruments” – says Tarnopolsky.
Standing in line for food and drinks to the people, according to him, nobody bothered to announce that the opening ceremony has already begun.
“The wife of the President, the mayor of Kiev, the main boss of the Eurovision song contest and the winner ESC 2017 in turn, replaced each other on the stage, every man has paved the path between the props of the orchestra, which was cluttered scene. Everyone said welcome speech in English, addressed to the delegations of 43 countries. In the hall at this time was 30 people – 40,” wrote the producer.
Tarnopolsky has promised to soon publish a more complete report on all the absurdities of the Kiev organization of “Eurovision”. His post, he summed up a photograph of an empty concert hall made, he said, just five minutes before the ceremony.
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I’m so glad to welcome you here in Kyiv! I’m happy that Ukraine welcomes Eurovision Song Contest and I’m so happy that we can be the part of this joyful event, which is called Eurovision 2017. Thanks to ESC thousands of people have came to Ukraine. They will see the real Kyiv, Ukraine real. Not from headlines, news and TV. They will see its real face, they will meet Ukrainians, they will learn about our culture, they will try Ukrainian cuisine and they will listen to Ukrainian music. Ukrainian music indeed got us together here tonight. And I hope and I wish that Eurovision 2017 would give us new beautiful songs from many countries in diverse musical genres. In the end of my speech I would like to say once again the words I said in Stockholm one year ago: Welcome to Ukraine! #openingceremony #eurovisionsongcontest2017 #kyiv #openingceremony @yuliya_magdych @yu_magdych @jenia_galich @kosadcha ❤