After UA:PBC failed to reach an agreement with Maruv due to questionable clauses in the contract she was required to sign, UA:PBC is going down the result list of the Vidbir final in order to find their entry for Eurovision 2019. After Freedom Jazz (who finished second) rejected their offer, now the third placed Kazka did the same.
Members of the band Kazka confirmed that they want to represent Ukraine in Eurovision, but not at any cost. They made the following statement:
We want and would be honored to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision. We put a lot of effort, energy, time into this desire. We have entered the National Selection for this. But we don’t need a victory at any cost. Our mission is to unite people with our music and not sow discord.
Therefore, we have a clear answer to the UA:PBC proposal: we will not go to Eurovision in 2019. At the same time, we don’t give up on our main goal – to bring Ukrainian culture to the world. We are ready to represent Ukraine the next year if we are chosen. In the meantime, we move on and wait for all of you on our concerts around the world
Brunettes Shoot Blondes finished in fourth place in Vidbir. Stay tuned to ESCBubble to find out whether they will also get contacted by UA:PBC, and whether they will accept their offer, or reject it just like Maruv, Freedom Jazz and Kazka did.