If you choose a bad egg, you end up with yolk all over your crotch. It’s a lesson officials at NTU, the national broadcaster of the Ukraine, have learned all too well. After internally selecting Vasyl Lazarovichâ€”the pervy guy with a penchant for coming on to womenâ€”to represent the nation at Eurovision, the broadcaster realized they had made a horrible mistake and hastily scheduled an official national selection contest. Now they’re late finalizing the details of their entryâ€”the lyrics, the score, the glittery spandex outfitsâ€”and are being fined an undisclosed sum for every day they’re over the March 22 deadline. That’s not good news during a recession, but it’s better than the possible alternative: the European Broadcasting Union could have disqualified them for missing today’s submission deadline.
For 23-year old Alyoshaâ€”y’all in Zaporizhia probably know her better by her birth name, Olena Kucherâ€”that’s neither here nor there. The buxom beauty defeated Vasyl in the televised final over the weekend and is set to sing her tune ‘To Be Free’ oh my god they changed the song on March 25 wtf Sweet People in Oslo. Wiwi’s readers agree with the Ukraine’s decision. So far, 257 of you have voted in Wiwi’s poll “Did the Ukraine Make the Right Decision?” and 66% of you believe that Alyosha is the rightful heir to Svetlana Loboda’s Ukrainian title. Surprisingly to Wiwi, 34% of you still think that Vasylâ€”the bald-man-with-deep-voice and the wandering handsâ€”deserves the crown. Shame on you.