Alina Pash announces her withdrawal from the Eurovision Song Contest 2022!

Alina Pash, who won Vidbir 2022 with the song “Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors” and was therefore meant to represent the Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, just announced her withdrawal from the contest on her official Instagram account.

From the moment that Alina was selected to represent the Ukraine at the contest, there have been many speculations about her victory and her participation. The artists competing at Vidbir were only allowed to enter Crimea through Ukrainian territory and entering through any other country is deemed illegal by Ukraine’s government. Yesterday it was revealed that the Ukrainian broadcaster did not issue Alina’s travel documents and that they were currently investigating on the matter.

Alina has now posted the following words on Instagram, announcing that she cannot take the hate and pressure from outside anymore and has therefore decided not to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022!


Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an


Ein Beitrag geteilt von Alina Pash (@alinapash)

I am a citizen of Ukraine, I follow the laws of Ukraine, I try to bring the traditions and values ​​of Ukraine to the world.
What this story turned out to be is not at all what I put into my song.

I am an artist, not a politician. I do not have an army of PR people, managers, lawyers to resist all this attack and pressure, the break-in on my social networks; threats. And also absolutely unacceptable wording that people allow themselves without understanding the situation and forgetting about the dignity of every citizen of Ukraine!

I don’t want this virtual war and hate. The main war now is an external one, which came to my country in 2014.

I don’t want to be in this dirty story anymore. With a heavy heart I withdraw my candidacy as the representative of Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest. Unfortunately. I’m really sorry.

We will contact the Public and sign all the necessary documents.

Separately, I want to thank everyone who supports and helps me, who hears my song and important message, not gossip about me. Thanks!

We have a story going on with you, and we have to decide what it will be ❤️

Let’s unite! Now it is more important than ever!

It is yet to be revealed if and by whom the Ukraine will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022! The runner-up of Vidbir 2022 were Kalush Orchestra with the song “Stefania“.

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