Eurovision 2016. Ukraine.
Until the last day, I was calm because I did not believe that Europe will understand Jamala, like they don't understand me in general . But I was wrong ! And I must admit it was one of the most pleasant mistakes in my life! :)
Someone says that this song is not right for Eurovision for a number of their own reasons.
Perhaps among the " jumping rhythms ," track " 1944" is not the format for Eurovision. Maybe. But this is our position, position of Ukraine and Ukrainians . We would have looked weird among everyone jumping on stage during pop rhythms. As if nothing happens.
Like nobody annexed Crimea and Donbas. To jump as was jumping Russian singer Lazarev. Russia was "in a celebration ." As if nothing had happened. As if Russia has not invaded European country. As if not thousands died. As if this was not cursed Russian" Buk ", which downed MH-17. As if there was no Girkin and Motorola (Russian terrorists on Ukrainian territory), not millions of internally displaced, broken lives.
This is not about politics. This about life. Jamala reminded the world that among this shining and glittering celebrations in the center of the continent affects millions of people.
Jamala - is an amazing fo