Bring Back Culture to Eurovision! Songs in Native Language

From 1966 until 1973 and from 1977 until 1999 all participants were required to sing in one of the official languages of the country that they were going to represent. We believe that this rule should be reinstated because The Eurovision Song Contest should be not just a song contest but also a cultural experience and that a large part of this is the language in which the songs are performed. We also find it strange that in a contest that aims partly to give people from across Europe an insight into other cultures that some participants choose to perform in an artificial language that only they can understand and bears no relationship whatsoever to the language and culture of the country they were choosen to represent.

German:
Von 1966 bis 1973 und von 1977 bis 1999 mussten alle Sänger in der Spracher des representeirenden Landes singen. Wir glauben, dass diese Regel wieder intakt gesetzt werden soll, da der Eurovision Song Contest nicht nur eine Musik Show sein soll, sondern auch ein kulturelles Erlebniss wo ein grosser Bestandteil daruas besteht, in seiner eigenen Sprache zu singen. Wir finden es auch paradox, dass, in einem Wettbewerb der dafür da ist einen Einblick in die Kultur anderer europäischer Länder zu bekommen, manche Sänger in ausgedachten Sprachen singen die nichts mit dem representierendem Land und dessen Kultur zu tun hat.
We, the undersigned, believe that Eurovision songs should be held in one of the official languages of the participating country. This stems from our belief that The Eurovision Song Contest should focus more on offering the viewers a taste of the culture of the participating countries and that a large part of the cultural aspect of a Eurovision song is the language in which it is performed.
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