Photo: EBU / Nathan Reinds

On Saturday Albania’s Ronela Hajati was the first artist of Eurovision 2022 to rehearse inside PalaOlimpico.

Given that she’s opening the show, it makes sense that photos from her rehearsal were the first to go up on Saturday afternoon. They quickly became the talk of Twitter and Instagram, specifically the main photo (published at the top of this post), which showed Ronela and her four shirtless dancers with their hands moving toward their nether-regions. 

However, by Sunday afternoon the gallery of Ronela had disappeared from the official Eurovision Instagram account. It was subsequently re-uploaded, but without the photo above.

No explanation has been given and Albania was the only country from Day 1 of rehearsals to have their gallery deleted and re-uploaded (and not on the sly). 

Sadly, Ronela’s female dancer — who is crucial to theme of the “Sekret” stage show — is not featured in the gallery.

 
 
 
 
 
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It is safe to assume that Ronela is not happy about it — and whatever else is going on behind the scenes with production.

After word got out about the photo swap, she posted a tweet filled with only “flood of tears” emojis.

Commenters have questioned why a post with 25,000 likes — far more than the other galleries — was deleted.

Still others have suggested this is an act of censorship. A user named @josh.drummond wrote: “they took out the more ‘provocative’ photos…what a joke right.”

That would be particularly alarming given that the European Broadcasting Union champions freedom of expression and artistic freedom, even within the confines of a “family show”. 

Plans for the stage show and live-on-tape recordings were submitted weeks if not months ago, so producers would have known the tone of the visuals and choreography. So Ronela’s moves shouldn’t have come as a surprise. 

Luixhino Hala, one of Albania’s most sought-after dancers, posted a message of support for Ronela on Instagram Stories. 

“These two photos are deleted?!” he wrote. “Why? Ronela Hajati and Klaudia Pepa — Go on girls with your journey!”

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Leo
Leo
3 months ago

This is so cheap and already seen. Points – 0

Luo
Luo
3 months ago

Apparently the original post was deleted as every artist is set to have an equal exposure with only three pics to be posted on instagram. Ronela had 5.

maria
maria
3 months ago

WIWIBLOGGS FOR GODS SAKE CANCEL THE DOWNVOTE BUTTON ALREADY!

Riks
Riks
3 months ago

Albanian culture minister approached RTSH to get those photos deleted, and after that the Albanian delegation asked EBU to delete them from social media.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Riks

Oh interesting. Thanks for that. Was it because of the half naked dancers?

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
3 months ago
Reply to  Riks

source? don’t believe anything you read on the internet.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
3 months ago
Reply to  Nomo nomo

But then why believing it was actually censored by EBU. As a matter of fact that makes more sense that EBU deleting the pics for being ‘offensive’.

Licko
Licko
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

It’s very unlikely. Ronela still has her pictures in Instagram, she would have deleted them first as the ministy is financing her trip

Anke
Anke
3 months ago

cheap and tasteless.

David
David
3 months ago

As a Spaniard I have to say that I am fed up with the censorship of women. Why don’t they censor men? What’s wrong with two women who love each other? Didn’t we gays have the freedom to express ourselves in ESC by singing and acting? Europe has a very big problem with machismo.

Lorena
Lorena
3 months ago
Reply to  David

No sé por qué dan tanto miedo nuestras tetas.

Tomi
Tomi
3 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Sin ellas no habria humanidad ni habria belleza.

Stian F
Stian F
3 months ago

I havent seen the photo with the other girl in yet… There doesnt seem to be anything wrong with it… So i dont get that one. I can understand the reactions to the stylistic choice of brah that Ronela wore, but not regarding anything else. This could of course be a reaction from Chinese owners of TikTok, and if it is so then EBU should cancel the TiKToK collaboration right away.

stan
stan
3 months ago

I find this tasteless. I wouldn’t be surprised the Albanians themselves withdrew the pictures. I hope this is a trijntje-moment and better outfits will show up later on. if not, it deserves to stay in the semi.

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
3 months ago
Reply to  stan

as italians say: “Ogni gusto é giusto” i assure you there are many people who like it, as it transmits energy, sensuality and a little bit of guilt (but it’s a secret after all 😉 )

Louden
Louden
3 months ago
Reply to  stan

Its not a fashion show, I think the music should determine if she makes the final.

Pineaple
Pineaple
3 months ago

Has anyone even thought about the fact it could be to do with Instagram’s terms of service? It just seems like people are making assumptions and attacking the organisers for the sake of it. Why can’t everyone just chill out and let them do their jobs and wait for official confirmation on stuff jeez. Eurofans are being so entitled this year.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Pineaple

That’s exactly what I said!

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
3 months ago
Reply to  Pineaple

Then why didn’t EBU respond to the fans concerns about it? William’s question has thousands of likes in Ronela’s reuploaded pictures, and yet no answer from them.
Instagram’s algorithm is based on machine learning and unless there is actual nudity, like genitals showing, they won’t flag something as inappropriate.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Nomo nomo

Because the EBU has better things to do than indulge fan conspiracy theories. Acknowledging it would be lending it credibility. I have a lot of faith in William as a journalist but I think he might’ve read a little too much into this one.

Pineaple
Pineaple
3 months ago
Reply to  Nomo nomo

Because they’re working literally every hour of the day right now getting Eurovision together. They probably don’t have time to address’s everything and respond to fans. As much as eurofans like to think they are the most important thing about Eurovision they’re not the priority right now.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

Did nobody ever consider that the Instagram algorithm arbitrarily flagged it as sexual content and the Eurovision social media people just improvised? Did we all have to go into disaster mode right off the jump? Not everything is a crisis, guys. Chill out.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

No, of course, downvote me bc you’d rather assume the worst than possibly give benefit of the doubt. Y’all gotta chill out. It’s just Eurovision for gods sake. It’s not the end of the world.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

The relentless pessimism and negativity of this fandom can get really exhausting. It takes the fun away from those of us who just want to have a good time when people nitpick and complain and come up with every possible conspiracy theory to explain why things aren’t going as planned. It’s draining.

teehee
teehee
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

this is a wiwibloggs comment section ofc it would be full of salt

Colin
Colin
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

That is also a possibility, and would be a really good one. In that case, I can assume that all of the stories about asking Albanian delegation to change their choreo are pure rumors based on nothing. I hope it’s so indeed.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Colin

That is almost exactly what it is. Like I said, they left the pictures on their website. I don’t think the EBU has an issue with any of this. Eurofans just get off on believing the worst.

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
3 months ago

The more i see to this pictures the more i love their presence. Can’t wait to see the whole thing.

P.S. Wtf RAI/EBU?

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Nomo nomo

Blame Instagram

sam
sam
3 months ago

ronela must win now

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
3 months ago
Reply to  sam

A pity vote? Where have I heard that this year? No.

Joseph Shaulov
Joseph Shaulov
3 months ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

everywhere

Tomi
Tomi
3 months ago

So, now the Albanian delegation was asked to change the choreo? Because it was considered too provocative. Was it more provocative than Iceland 2019? How so? I prefer it like this: let the Albanians do what they want & let the audience at home decide if they like their choreo or not! NO PURITANISM please!

Hugh
Hugh
3 months ago
Reply to  Tomi

or what about austria 2011?? that songs lyrics were entirely about sex and they were literally women on the stage pole dancing. I dont get how this is any worse than the pole dancers from austria. Why did they ebu allowed them?? they’re performance was so much more inappropriate..

Colin
Colin
3 months ago

While it is currently unclear whether EBU has issues with Albania’s staging being ”too sexy” or that it might have homoerotic charges, in either case their censorship would send a wrong message to the viewers. If it’s the former, what about Spain and San Marino? Are we now expecting people who have erotic songs to perform them visually modest? (I mean, to be fair, it *was happening* in the 90s. Try to read the lyrics of Portugal 1992, Austria 1997, or Norway 1998, for instance. However, from a today’s standpoint, it’s funny in a dated way.) If it’s the former,… Read more »

Karl
Karl
3 months ago

They wouldn’t be doing this to one of the big 5 countries.

sam
sam
3 months ago

måneskin won performing half naked last year, chanel’s performance has more sexual moves not to mention the song is as sexual as you can get, and achille will likely be doing sexually suggestive things on stage too… these rehearsals are an absolute trainwreck, so many issues that should have been sorted out weeks ago are coming up now and it is so unfair to the artists competing. especially ronela and other delegations that will have to completely change their performances that theyve worked for months on

sam
sam
3 months ago
Reply to  sam

no one should be censored unless they are literally appearing in the nude… i don’t see how censoring ronela doing what can be interpreted as a sexual move is any different than that chinese broadcaster censoring eugent bushpepa’s tattoos. if artists arent allowed to express themselves fully on the big stage, what’s even the point of competing

Luo
Luo
3 months ago
Reply to  sam

Well, even the naked woulf guy was allowed naked a few years back

David
David
3 months ago
Reply to  sam

Please, can you tell me what sexual movements Chanel does in her performance? and what is sexual in the lyrics of her song?, please, don’t be as stupid as you censor them.

DomiNets5
DomiNets5
3 months ago

Albania seems to be one of the EBU’s favourite punching bags. Change my mind. ?

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  DomiNets5

I think the EBU doesn’t pick favorites. Not everything is a conspiracy against your favorites you know

DomiNets5
DomiNets5
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

It was a conclusion based on many Albanian ESC incidents mentioned in earlier comments. Not everyone who disagrees with you peddles conspiracies here and there, you know.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  DomiNets5

I think it’s people making mountains out of molehills because it’s easier to assume the worst than give benefit of the doubt

DomiNets5
DomiNets5
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

As I said before, if you think some fans are drawing the longbow on this topic, it’s your opinion. I’d suggest we agree to disagree.

esc1234
esc1234
3 months ago

Albania who constantly gets to perform second, gets treated as a secondary country in the contest, now when they send a banger that people are talking about they are asked to change dance moves (!). THIS.IS.WRONG.ON.EVERY.LEVEL

Jghtl
3 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

I’m so sad for Ronela

voix
voix
3 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Belarus 2016 had a naked (male) hologram but ronela cant be dancing with a girl because?????

Milano
Milano
3 months ago

If it indeed is related merely to the performance having a lesbian moment, then any decent broadcaster should withdraw from the contest unless EBU reverses that decision. This is not what the contest stands for, nor what European public broadcaster stand for.

Jghtl
3 months ago

The worst organized Esc

Charles
Charles
3 months ago
Reply to  Jghtl

It’s a homage to the disastrous organization of the iconic disaster of 1991.
Italy being true to themselves … LOL

Morwen
Morwen
3 months ago
Reply to  Jghtl

It has nothing to do with the Italian organisation, it’s the EBU that decides these things, not Italy or Rai. Stop with these troll-like stereotypes and blaming on Italy ffs

Jghtl
3 months ago
Reply to  Morwen

And what about the broken stage? Is it also only EBU’s fault?

sam
sam
3 months ago
Reply to  Morwen

any person with the ability to comprehend would tell you that this eurovision is not being organized well. compare everything that has happened since just the first rehearsal this year to last year when the netherlands or when sweden hosted. this kind of stuff doesn’t happen when you have a competent broadcaster who takes the contest seriously in charge

Morwen
Morwen
3 months ago
Reply to  sam

The only big issue that has happened so far is the stage, but they said they would fix it, so what are you all complaining about exactly? There were lots of technical issues in the a Netherland and Sweden aswell during the first rehearsal, rehearsals are exactly for this: to find out what work and what doesn’t. The issue with Albania is between their delegation and EBU, not Italy. (And P.S. The Netherlands had a total of 2 years to prepare their Eurovision since it was cancelled during the pandemic, and they still had technical issues even during the live… Read more »

ete sech
ete sech
3 months ago

I don’t understand what EBU has against Albania, it’s not the first time they’ve hurt Albania :/

my2p
my2p
3 months ago

This, the tech team, the person who made the useless deal with TikTok – Whoever is pulling these strings…. Sack them. They have no place in the Eurovision world.

Cold, Unethical, Neanderthal Thinking Sub-humans.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

Can’t believe EBU fell on sponsorship with CHINESE company…

Tommy
Tommy
3 months ago

SHAME OF THE EBU!!! EVERY TIME ALBANIA SENDS A POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRY THE HEAD OF EUROVISION TRY SO HARD TO SABOTAGE THAT AND THE WINNING FACTORS!!! They are ordering her to change the staging and everything because it’s so good that they don’t want her to win. WE WILL NOT STAY QUIET THIS YEAR.

Tommy
Tommy
3 months ago

SHAME OF THE EBU!!! EVERY TIME ALBANIA SENDS A POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRY THE HEAD OF EUROVISION TRY SO HARD TO SABOTAGE THAT AND THE WINNING FACTORS!!! They are ordering her to change the staging and everything because it’s so good that they don’t want her to win

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommy

Take a step back and read your comment out loud then tell me whether or not it sounds insane

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Tommy

Also you left your caps lock on. Also Albania hasn’t had a shot at winning since 2012.

Momomo
Momomo
3 months ago

My pus** is mine, and I touch it and feed a Latvian with it whenever I want. With a lot of mayonnaise

OAN
OAN
3 months ago
Reply to  Momomo

Ew.

Charles
Charles
3 months ago
Reply to  OAN

Your Ew is why EBU are censoring a woman’s confident sexuality. You have a problem with people’s confident sexuality … Get over it! It’s moralistic hypocritic …

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

I dunno. I don’t think it’s worth getting worked up about if we don’t know the whole story

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

The picture is also still on the Eurovision website so it’s not like they’re erasing it from existence.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Indeed.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Maybe they just liked the other pictures better? I dunno, I think this is less sinister than you guys are making it out to be

sam
sam
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

it most certainly is worth getting worked up about, this is a dangerous precedent that puts into question the contest’s ability to respect the artists and the team behind each entry. it also puts into question who this decision was made by and for what reason

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  sam

I think you oughta have a Snickers

Kaiser
Kaiser
3 months ago

Iceland: *Performs BDSM on stage*
EBU: *I sleep*

Albania: *woman touches her pussy*
EBU: “REAL SH*T”

Charles
Charles
3 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

Men being BDSM is fine
Women being confident with sexuality is a problem …
We are really in the land of the hypocritic Catholicism …
Thank you EBU, for not wanting to disturb the Vatican …

Kaiser
Kaiser
3 months ago
Reply to  Charles

And China’s TikTok. 🙂

Bb T
Bb T
3 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

This has nothing to do with being male or female.
We’ve had female performers who basically did sex or striptease on stage. It’s just that we’re in 2022 and every snowflake being offended is louder than any normal person.

Lex
Lex
3 months ago

I hope they do it during the live show. They can’t stop it, and EBU won’t be able to punish them, and even if they do it, the reaction will be insane against the EBU.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Lex

How about consulting a lawyer?

Lex
Lex
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

The delegation? Sure, that would be great
Ronela and her team? Sometimes you have to do it even if they want to stop you with rules. Just like Maneskin singing the uncensored version of their song after winning. Ronela did nothing wrong, and if they want censorship, slap them with some freedom.

ALESSIO MILANO
ALESSIO MILANO
3 months ago

it’s not about deleting only the photos … they have ordered to change the whole scene on stage …. the rehearsals behind closed doors have a reason … china chooses what to show and what not … ronela heave an intimate piece with the girl in one part of the show

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  ALESSIO MILANO

China doesn’t broadcast the contest

Han
Han
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

No but it does own Tiktok which suddenly has exclusive rights

Charles
Charles
3 months ago
Reply to  ALESSIO MILANO

So, China wants to control the world … through TikTok…
I guess the Covid plan didn’t work so let’s see what damage TikTok can do to this liberal world that China despises so much.

Jeton
3 months ago

I am so fricking disappointed in Eurovision this year. So many stupid things have happened. First, they made a partnership with Tiktok and stoped the “traditional” way of broadcasting the rehearsals on youtube?! Then the sun on the stage broke while the majority of the choreographies rely on it and they announce that it will not be fixed?! Then this happens with Albania. Honestly, so frocking disappointed.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
3 months ago

What does it mean they are censored?? If we can see them. And if we see them is because they were performed so how are they censored? The screen goes black?

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

It’s speculated they have to change to choreo because it might involve love and attraction between two women, in line with the message of secrecy in the song. Obviously, many people who are attracted by same-sex people *have* to keep it a secret or they could lose their lives or suffer in silence for the rest of their lives, never get to be who they really are, and other things. So if this is true, a so-called European organization discriminates against same-sex love, freedom, and life. How much money is enough money, EBU? And why have a Chinese company as… Read more »

Han
Han
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

I doubt its romance between two women. Watch Finland 2013. F they are censoring, It’s the rauchiness of the dance and I’d like to think they’re censor it for straight dancing, gay dancing and lesbian dancing alike.

Samo
Samo
3 months ago
Reply to  Han

2013 wasn’t sponsored by China.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Han

Albania knows how to do Eurovision, I don’t think it was raunchy.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

I do not believe Ebu did that… Look Albania’s government has never been the most inclusive as regards same sex couples. Until 1994 homosexual acts were punished with up to 10 (TEN!!!) year in prison… I dont believe Ebu has censored anything.

Bb T
Bb T
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

You’re seriously thinking this is because of same-sex love? ?
Have you ever watched Eurovision?
This is just because nowadays no one can do anything without offending someone.

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago

just let her do her hoe choreo and stop being prudes

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

Rewinding to 2018: ESC was broadcast in China? The broadcaster censored Ireland (gay choreo) and Albania (tattoos). EBU took notice of that and ended broadcasting rights?

Vamoss
Vamoss
3 months ago

I am sure the wiwibloggs team knows a lot.

EXPOSE WHO IN 2022 IS CENSORING DANCE MOVES.
EXPOSE WHO IN 2022 IS CENSORING LESBIAN/GAY LOVE.

EUROVISION MUST BE A SAFE SPACE FOR EVERYONE AWAY FROM “BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS” WITH CHINESE BRANDS AND “FAMILY FRIENDLY” NARRATIVES
#justiceforronela
#loveislove

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Vamoss

For sure! Plus, there are many same-sex families WITH children.

Ksenija
Ksenija
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

According to wiki only 23 of the 56 european countries allows same sex to adopt, more countries are conservative. But regardless of that we’ve already had same sex couples kissing and those countries were conservative back then too. Something else is happening, we’ll perhaps find out after everything is finished

Mary M.
Mary M.
3 months ago

The year is 2022 but… it does not seem like it.

jot
jot
3 months ago

One of her dancers (Mario Guiseppe Uzzi) reposted something on Instagram saying that Albania is getting censored and has indeed to change the choreo.
I still hope that all of this will not be true in the end because the ridiculousness of that move would make me speechless. It’s already sad enough that I’m begging to feel good with not getting tickets and paying for all of the mess that has just started…

Samo
Samo
3 months ago
Reply to  jot

If it’s true, they should just withdraw (and hopefully some countries would join them). As always, accepting outrageous behaviour only leads to more outrageous behaviour. EBU needs to choose whether Chinese money is more important than their members.

Kaiser
Kaiser
3 months ago
Reply to  Samo

China in the past has been known banning ESC performances and songs from their country which were controversial. Now EBU is partnering with their very own app for the sake of money. I truly hope the next hosting country doesn’t act like this

Voix
Voix
3 months ago

William said in the live stream that Ronela showed him the choreography before the rehearsals. I would love to read his opinion on this. Was it that provocative? Was there any nudity? Eurovision rules don’t allow nudity but asking to censor dance moves in 2022 it’s WRONG. If you can’t dance as you want in Eurovision, then where?? In China??

Samo
Samo
3 months ago
Reply to  Voix

Well, one of EBU’s sponsors is from China and they already f-ed up a lot stuff for that company. So yeah, we’re in China, I guess.

Kaiser
Kaiser
3 months ago
Reply to  Voix

He did say it was kinda sexual but it doesnt matter. Remember when iceland performed Bdsm without a problem 3 years ago?

voix
voix
3 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

i can list hundreds of entries that were sexual and did not had any objection by the ebu. If Loboda performed be my valentine with THAT staging 13 years ago, why cant ronela??

Bogdan Honciuc
Bogdan Honciuc
3 months ago

This creates a very serious precedent. I hope that Albania’s delegation won’t back down.

Irishfan
Irishfan
3 months ago

A slow news day

eurovisionfans
eurovisionfans
3 months ago

Albania is censored for a pretty sexy dance but politics should be banned too right? ukraine she uses politics to win, while I support ukraine because it’s serious what’s happening but to make them win because of a situation is disrespectful for other artists. then Latvia who talks about pussy and alludes to sexual stuff nobody says anything and chanel also in undress. this year it’s really a disaster even how italy manages the show it’s carnage

Samo
Samo
3 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

How is Ukraine “using politics to win”? Did they make any adjustment to their performance that would be even remotely political?

Licko
Licko
3 months ago
Reply to  Samo

The flag on the pocket?

Sometimes
Sometimes
3 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

Leave Ukraine alone,
Kalush is not doing anything to “win”, trust me they are more worried about the war in their homes with many relatives still there!

David
David
3 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

chanel also in undress?? You are just like the censors ?

Una
Una
3 months ago

Since we don’t know what happened there, one can mostly *speculate*: Could this be a diversion from that *serious problem* of the staging?
In any case this “controversy” helps raise Albania’s profile even though I don’t know to what extent.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
3 months ago

This is so ridiculous. We’ve seen proactive choreo in ESC before so what’s the issue with this?? The fact it’s two Women? Is that the issue?! REALLY EBU?!

Una
Una
3 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Speculation: loss of viewership (Belarus, Hungary Russia, Turkey) means looking for new audiences (numbers matter to EBU possibly in terms of performance and revenue), meaning that “conservative audiences” must be appeased.

Boreal
Boreal
3 months ago

ESC, what other outcome did you expect? You sign a contract with Tiktok, owned by a Chinese firm, from a country that never respected people’s freedoms. It would be strange to think that such negotiation wouldn’t have any conditions or perhaps ESC were to hasty to sign a juicy contract without reading the fine print? Voilà

Angela
Angela
3 months ago

San Marino’s singer touches himself, Latvia’s song talks about p*ssy, Shanel dances really sexy…but they have a proble with two women!
Shame on the Contest…Neonazis everywhere!

Ksenija
Ksenija
3 months ago
Reply to  Angela

Maybe san marino will have to ditch that move, we don’t know

now that i see the light
now that i see the light
3 months ago

Two women dancing or a little nudity is provacative now?? May i ask have EBU done anything about Finland 2013 or Turkey 2009? So ridicilous!

Bandido
Bandido
3 months ago

Agree! Krista S. act like some big pop star from beginning i saw her in 2013 UMK! Annoying blonde!

ete sech
ete sech
3 months ago
Reply to  Bandido

As someone who lived in Finland in 2012-2014, I never heard of her anywhere until I got into this bubble just a year ago lol

Xxx
Xxx
3 months ago

Apparently she was told to change her choreo because her lesbian moment is too provocative. I’m 100% sure they are censoring because of that stupid streaming on tik tok deal.

Xxx
Xxx
3 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

Allegedly. I hope it’s not true.

Samo
Samo
3 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

If it indeed is related merely to the performance having a lesbian moment, then any decent broadcaster should withdraw from the contest unless EBU reverses that decision. This is not what the contest stands for, nor what European public broadcaster stand for.

Oliver Adams
Editor
3 months ago

No disrespect to the team at the EBU but this decision baffles me. They joke and they’re coy about a group of men singing about eating pussy but the moment a woman wants to express her sexuality, or show off her body, they change their tone. How have we gone from Måneskin’s pure sexual energy last year to this level of conservatism?

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Oliver Adams

It’s not even about “one” woman. It’s about love and attraction between two people. It’s never about just one person. And it’s about respect and freedom.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
3 months ago
Reply to  Oliver Adams

This whole ordeal is ridiculous.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago
Reply to  Oliver Adams

Citi Zeni will not sing pussy tho.

Ksenija
Ksenija
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

What word they will replace it with?

Kaiser
Kaiser
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

They still sing about “slapping cheeks”. Like its obvious as hell lol

Ksenija
Ksenija
3 months ago
Reply to  Kaiser

What english speaking fans forget is that not everyone understands english. And even some of them who do don’t care about lyrics. They only care about the beat, my sister being one of them.

Certain people listen to foreign music and don’t particularly care to search for translations (example kpop and latin pop) (many ofc do but they are not the focus)

Ebu has to ban problematic words, it’s the rules, but many won’t even notice it.

Ellie
Ellie
3 months ago
Reply to  Oliver Adams

Wait, why are we pretending like ridiculous censorship at Eurovision is new? Did we forget the dual middle finger censorship of Jendrik and Blind Channel last year? The censorship of Måneskin’s lyrics? The EBU’s inconsistent stance on pretty much everything, from “too political” to what is “family friendly”?

I’m more baffled that every year Eurofans suddenly discover a longstanding issue, suffer from amnesia over the next 12 months, and then have the same arguments next spring.

Edward
Edward
3 months ago
Reply to  Oliver Adams

With respect, Latvia is not saying the word pussy on stage. They are not allowed to do that, if they were I would agree with you.

Licko
Licko
3 months ago

Wtf are they for real? This Eurovision seems more and more as we are back in time in 1991

jot
jot
3 months ago

Wait until they surprisingly find out about booty hypnotic on thursday. EBU might just explode out of shock.