New defection to the Eurovision Song Contest, in an edition which will also be remembered for the numerous controversies which accompanied it. From pro-Palestinian demonstrations to the resounding exclusion of the Dutch singer. After the withdrawal of the representative of Norway Alessandra Mele, a singer of Italian origin who should have brought back the votes of the Scandinavian country, the Finnish juror Käärijä is also leaving. “I have decided not to participate as a spokesperson for Finland on the jury of tonight's Eurovision final,” he wrote in an Instagram story, “voting tonight will not let me didn’t seem like the right thing.” Unlike his colleague, who mentioned the “genocide underway in Gaza”, the singer who came second last year does not give a precise reason.

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