The organizers of “Eurovision” has published an official response to the petition with a call to review the results of the competition, which was won by Ukrainian singer Jamala:
Ukraine is and remains the winner of “Eurovision 2016”. Do you agree with this or not, we urge the signatories of the petition to welcome the results that comply with the rules, and to continue a constructive dialogue about the future of the competition
— this message appeared on the page of “Eurovision” in Facebook.
The leadership contest said that and hopes that the results of the competition can make all:
“Eurovision” is a contest. It can only be one winner. We understand that not everyone agrees with the results of the competition this year, however, in the competition where the results are based on subjective opinion, there will always be people who will be unhappy.
The statement said that Jamal won with broad support from both the jury and the audience:
DAMI Im from Australia won the jury vote, Russian Sergey Lazarev became the first following the results of the televoting. They both deserve respect for their great performances and great songs and that reacted to his defeat with great dignity. Even though they did not win the contest, but met defeat as the winners. We respect and appreciate them for it.
We will remind, the victory of the Ukrainian singer Jamala, who performed the song “1944” with political overtones, caused a strong reaction from the public, and on the website change.org there was a petition with a call to review the results of the contest, which was signed by more than 200 thousand people.
Sergey Lazarev and Philipp Kirkorov