Pictures: suspilne.media/ Kalush Instagram

The Vidbir 2022 drama continues. Earlier, during a press conference on Monday, Vidbir jury member and Chairman of the Organisation Committee for Eurovision Yaroslav Lodygin announced that he was willing to resign from his post. And on Friday Suspilne confirmed that the Supervisory Board has now dismissed Lodygin from his role there.

Vadym Miskyi, part of the audit committee of Ukraine’s public broadcaster, shared the news on Facebook. He wrote: 

“The Supervisory Board of NSTU has decided to dismiss Yaroslav Lodygin from his position as a member of the Public Broadcasting Board with the consent of the [relevant] parties.

I hope that in the future Yaroslav will be able to continue working with Suspilne in other roles.”

The organisational committee, of which Yaroslav Lodygin was part of, received harsh criticism from several contestants after the country’s Eurovision 2022 selection. As a result, several acts, including Kalush Orchestra and Cloudless, called for full transparency after the voting reveal scene was marred with technical blunders. 

Kalush Orchestra’s Oleh Psiuk commented on the dismissal of Lodygin on the group’s Instagram stories, saying: “After all, justice won”. 

Suspilne yet to confirm Kalush Orchestra

In an interview with former Vidbir host Serhii Prytula, the group said that they are excited to go to the contest. However, the group remains critical on the country’s public broadcaster and the selection’s results. Lead rapper Oleh Psiuk told Serhii Prytula that they want to represent Ukraine and not the broadcaster.

On top of that, their fans voted in favour of them going in a Telegram poll.

Kalush Orchestra got the opportunity to represent Ukraine after the broadcaster decided to terminate the collaboration with Vidbir 2022 winner Alina Pash. This was after a member of her team sent Suspilne forged documents

What do you think about these developments? Do you want Kalush Orchestra to represent Ukraine? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Ffgsg
Ffgsg
2 years ago

Completely off topic :
Ukraine is actually attacked
Citizens of certain areas have been asked to evacuate and sirens are heard
The day I featured came

Marios
Marios
2 years ago

Beyond their totally unprofessional and dangerous attitude after the final (they impelled their fans to revolt against the “injustice” and they are responsible for all that hate in the social media), there is a new scandal about them, since their singer has publicly admitted that he uses and deals drugs.
Ukraine should better stay at home. Very soon they will have much more serious problems anyway.

Sabi
Sabi
2 years ago

If they finally will go to Eurovision, the band will have to wirte an new song for Eurovision 2022 made in Kyiv, because Stefania was recorded & labelled by Sony Music Russia and even its not prohibit by Vidbir rules,iIt will not be well seen by the Ukrainian nationalists that a band represents them in the contest with a song made in ”the aggressor state” than one made at home and using the tax money of the Ukrainians for it.

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabi

Then why weren’t they disqualified ?
Looks liiek when Alina broke the rules suspline got mad but now that kalush broke them they don’t give a damn.

Rich
Rich
2 years ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

You are aggressively stupid. They weren’t disqualified because THEY DIDN’T BREAK THE RULES.

lowloe12
lowloe12
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabi

where did you get that info? it is just on enko (ukrainian label) and sony music entertaiment

Samo
Samo
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabi

There is nothing wrong with being signed to Sony Music Russia, a lot of Ukrainian artists are. It’s a global label, it doesn’t really matter which branch manages you.

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
2 years ago

Every year people on this site say Ukraine should withdraw because of their politics. Every year Ukraine qualifies. Every year they do well. Forgive me if I don’t trust the opinion of the people on this site.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

people on this site= the anonymous fans who want to create a mess and trigger other fans??

I think everyone loves Ukraine or appreciates their contribution to the contest, but some fans are tired of the drama that is caused by the team behind Vidbir.

Erik
Erik
2 years ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

Ukraine sends nice stuff, Yes. But the Ukrainian broadcaster is very authorial and don’t play fair. They should simply have a contract for their participants to understand they should represent Ukraine in ESC. Not asking them and seeing what happens. Or asking and everyone says no because they think the winner was robbed the spot etc. That is such a mess. ESC 2017 was a mess as well because of the broadcaster. And now the BROADCASTER started an investigation about a contesters possibly illegal actions. The broadcaster does not act like a broadcaster and I really don’t approve. But the… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by Erik
Bill
Bill
2 years ago

I’m so tired from Ukraine! Stop bringing politics at Eurovision. Dismiss Jamala, not him.

Last edited 2 years ago by Bill
Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Jamala beat Russia in 2016, Jamala leaves rentfree in the minds of all the Sergeys.

Rich
Rich
2 years ago

Oh no, I’m sure they’re scared of being last in your ranking. What a threat.

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
2 years ago
Reply to  Rich

Lol

Jay
Jay
2 years ago

Terrible choice

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

If they send Kalush, they go straight to my number 1. I know Vidbir is a mess, but I think for us it is almost impossible to understand how it is constantly living under the threat of being invaded. Some of the comments here remind me of an old proverb: the drum always sounds better from afar.

Mariia
2 years ago
Reply to  NickC

You do not even know how lucky you are, coming from a Ukrainian

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 years ago

Teeth clenched teamwork.

hhhhurricane
hhhhurricane
2 years ago

Jamala next

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  hhhhurricane

She’s not a part of the delegation.ao she had.no real role in the casting of the acts and the organization of Vidbir.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I love Stefania the song, and staging can be cool in Turin. Personally, i like slightly more Wellboy’s Nozzy Bossy, so catchy!! anyway Ukraine will do well with Kalush and their song was voted the most by the public anyway. They are also popular with the younger audience which is good for the Eurovision ratings. Yaroslav is cutie but he failed big time for tanking Kalush so he’s paying the price for messing it up, having a bad attitude and not being transparent with the voting result. I wonder if he was told to promote Alina though? Maybe from a… Read more »

Sabi
Sabi
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Problem will be that Kalush might will have to change Stefania song to another 100% made in Ukraine for Eurovision 2022, because it was record & register by Sony Music Russia and this is not welcomed by nacionalistics in Ukraine, which HATES eveything with or associated with ”Agresor State”.

JSU12
JSU12
2 years ago

Just my opinion: I like Kalush Orchestra’s song more than Alina’s. I am constantly hearing the chorus in my head, repeating it, and just enjoy it more than Alina’s. Alina’s song was “ok” to me. But I was never going to repetitively listen to it. I think the more one listens to “Stefania” the better it becomes and cooler it sounds. Just like with “shum.” That was not a hit when it came out. And, of course, Ukraine can DELIVER in performance/staging, as we know. I continue to believe “Stefania” can do well with the the jury and audience at… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by JSU12
Tom
Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  JSU12

Lets be honest Alina song was not good at all. Kalush slays.

Leenchen
Leenchen
2 years ago

Kalisz would be amazing and a great choice for Ukraine!!

Guest2022
Guest2022
2 years ago

Just confirm them. We are waiting for next unique Ukrainian music combination. Last year it was folk and techno, this year folk and rap. I love Ukrainian music. Who cares about politics. Send us next amazing music. Send Kalush Orchestra in Turin finally!

Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago
Reply to  Guest2022

I absolutely agree with you . Kalush would be another piece of diversity !

Last edited 2 years ago by Mr X
zelenovi
zelenovi
2 years ago

I’m normally skeptical about sending the second choice from a NF – if you can’t win a national final, what’s the chance you’ll do better at Eurovision? But this is different – Kalush won the televote and the voting in general seems to have been… dodgy.
(And even Vidbir’s third place is usually better than most countries’ actual song.. )

Anyway, it slaps, and has a decent chance at doing well if they tighten it up a bit.

Last edited 2 years ago by zelenovi
Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago
Reply to  zelenovi

There are a few examples that this can work: 1999 sent Germany the runner-up after the disqualification of the winner and ranked third in Jerusalem…

Last edited 2 years ago by Mr X
Meckie
Meckie
2 years ago
Reply to  Mr X

In 1976 they did not come last though.

Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago
Reply to  Mr X

Indeed… But this was really a weak song

Last edited 2 years ago by Mr X
Helen
Helen
2 years ago

Hope they will go.

LMN
LMN
2 years ago

Just withdraw at once!

Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  LMN

eww please don’t project your secret passions on others

Last edited 2 years ago by Polegend Godgarina