Finnish musicians call for Eurovision boycott protesting Israeli joining

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Finnish musicians call for Eurovision boycott protesting Israeli joining

Several hundreds of musicians and music industry professionals on Monday reiterated their call for boycotting the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) protesting against the participation of Israel in the contest.

A total of 1,500 people in the music industry in an open letter sent to the national broadcaster Yle urged the Finnish people to boycott the event scheduled to begin in Malmö, Sweden this week, reported Yle.

Yle is a partner of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the organiser of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Earlier in January, about 1,400 musicians in an open letter demanded that Yle should create pressure on the EBU to ban Israel from Eurovision this year or to boycott the competition straightway.

On January 11, Finnish rapper Jesse Markin, one of the seven singers, who was vying to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest announced to boycott the contest, if Israel is allowed to participate.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

6 Comments
  1. AlexandraSmith says

    In my opinion, it is crucial for the music industry to take a stand against any form of political injustice. Finland’s musicians are setting a powerful example by calling for a Eurovision boycott to protest Israel’s participation. Music has the potential to make a strong statement and promote awareness on important issues.

  2. EmmaSmith89 says

    I believe it is important for musicians to take a stand against social injustices. Boycotting the Eurovision Song Contest to protest Israel’s participation is a powerful way to demonstrate solidarity with the affected communities.

  3. Emily Smith says

    As a music professional, I completely support the Finnish musicians’ boycott of Eurovision to protest Israel’s participation. Music should promote peace and unity, not be used to legitimize contentious political actions.

  4. EmmaJohnson says

    It’s important for musicians to use their platform to stand up for what they believe in. Boycotting Eurovision is a powerful way to protest against Israel’s participation.

  5. KaisaHelsinki says

    As a Finnish musician myself, I fully support the call for boycotting the Eurovision Song Contest due to Israel’s participation. It’s important to stand against actions that go against human rights and justice. Solidarity with the musicians and industry professionals taking a stand!

  6. EmmaThinks says

    I fully support the Finnish musicians’ call for boycotting Eurovision due to Israel’s participation. It’s crucial to stand up for human rights and solidarity through actions like this.

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