The Eurovision festival ended with the victory of Ukrainian and Russian controversies for a singer song a little too political: 1944, Jamala sang in English and Tatar, Crimean Tatar extrusion from speaking at the hands of Stalin. Jamala broke the Russian singer, given to favored the eve and only finished third.
“For me it is a great honour and at the same time a great responsibility,” said the winner, Tatar–source: I must say that I was certain that when you sing, when you speak of the truth that can really touch people. “
Jamala won for the sum between the preferences of the jury and the public, but it was not before in neither was the jury‘s favorite Australian: rankings of Korean origin, Dami.
While the preferred by popular vote was the Russian, Sergey Lazarev, only fifth on a par with Belgium for the jury. Cumulative voting him back in third place. For Moscow it was a political voting: “today, even if you’re the greatest vocalist in the world, your Russian citizenship prevent you
access to the first place, “said Russian Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea, Ruslan Balbek.
The singer however doesn’t take it too badly:
“We have done so much to represent our country. I think we succeeded. At least viewers throughout Europe were put on the first place, is the most important thing. “