Politico News

Dutch Eurovision contestant excluded from competition final – POLITICO

The case has now been handed over to the prosecutor, the Swedish press reported. The complaint accuses Klein of making threats, according to reports. Further details were not available.

Reports of a possible “incident” involving the singer circulated Friday after Klein was unexpectedly banned from taking his turn at the second dress rehearsal, despite having attended the traditional “parade of flags” at the start of the competition.

The confusion over the matter prompted the EBU to issue a statement on Friday saying it was “currently investigating an incident (…) involving the Dutch artist (who) will not be rehearsing at this time.”

A Swedish police spokesperson confirmed Thursday evening that a man was suspected of making illegal threats at the Malmö Arena, according to Swedish media outlet SVT Nyheter.

Speculation that the investigation had something to do with Israeli entrant Eden Golan grew after a tense exchange between the two artists at a Eurovision press conference on Thursday evening.

When asked if his participation in the singing competition posed a risk to the safety of other participants, given that his presence, singing and recent qualification for the semi-final had sparked violent protests in Malmö, a representative of the EBU told Golan that she didn’t have” to respond, but Klein responded by asking “Why not? »

In its statement on Saturday, the EBU said that “contrary to some media reports and speculation on social media, this incident did not involve any other artists or members of the delegation.”

According to the Eurovision website, the “Rest of the World” vote – which allows people from non-participating countries to vote – has been postponed until “the ongoing investigation into the Dutch participant is completed”.


Sara Adm

Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
Back to top button