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Dutch broadcaster says they’re “very disenchanted and upset” over Eurovision entry Joost Klein’s disqualification




Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has introduced they’re “very disenchanted and upset” over the disqualification of their Eurovision entry Joost Klein.

Earlier at the moment, the information of Klein’s disqualification was shared by Eurovision organisers, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). He was accused of creating verbal threats in the direction of a feminine member of manufacturing crew, in line with police. Consequently, Klein was positioned below investigation by the organisers yesterday (Might 10) resulting from an “incident” and was not allowed to carry out his track ‘Europapa’ throughout the last costume rehearsal.

Now, Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS have launched a full assertion criticising the disqualification, calling it “disproportionate”.

“An incident occured after final Thursday’s efficiency”, they started. “Towards clearly made agreements, Joost was filmed when he had simply gotten off stage and needed to rush to the greenroom. At that second, Joost repeatedly indicated that he didn’t wish to be filmed. This wasn’t revered. This led to a threatening motion from Joost in the direction of the digital camera. Joost didn’t contact the digital camera girl.”

After the incident was reported and investigated by the EBU and police, AVROTROS revealed they “consulted extensively” with the EBU and “proposed a number of options”. They then shared they discovered Klein’s disqualification “very heavy and disproportionate”, including: “We stand for good manners – let there be no misunderstanding about that – however in our view, an exclusion order shouldn’t be proportional to this incident.”

They concluded: “We’re very disenchanted and upset for the hundreds of thousands of followers who have been so excited for tonight. What Joost brough to the Netherlands and Europe shouldn’t have ended this fashion.”

Earlier at the moment, the EBU launched an announcement reasoning that they’d disqualified Klein resulting from a “criticism made by a feminine member of the manufacturing crew after an incident following his efficiency in Thursday night time’s Semi Last. Whereas the authorized course of takes its course, it will not be acceptable for him to proceed within the Contest.”

Additionally they clarified: “We want to make it clear that, opposite to some media studies and social media hypothesis, this incident didn’t contain another performer or delegation member.

“We keep a zero-tolerance coverage in the direction of inappropriate behaviour at our occasion and are dedicated to offering a protected and safe working setting for all workers on the Contest. In gentle of this, Joost Klein’s behaviour in the direction of a group member is deemed in breach of Contest guidelines.”

The competition will now proceed tonight (Might 11) with 25 international locations collaborating. This marks the primary time a contestant has been disqualified earlier than the ultimate regardless of having participated within the semi-final.

The case has been handed over to prosecutors within the area. Although Klein has been questioned by police, he has not been taken into custody.

In different information, Irish Eurovision entry Bambie Thug has raised a criticism with Eurovision organisers resulting from Israeli broadcaster KAN’s commentary on their efficiency.