The violent conflict between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 was only round one between the two embattled countries: Georgia has sent a song that mocks the Russian Prime Minister, called “We Don’t Wanna Put In,” to the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s kind of like Britney Spears’ “If You Seek Amy,” only less subtle and a whole lot more political.
AP reports that when performers 3G and Stephane take the stage with their Georgian accent, the pronunciation of “poot een” makes the jab at Vladimir Putin a lot more obvious. The chorus goes: “We don’t want to put in/the negative mood/it’s killing the groove.”
Georgia’s submission of the song came as a surprise after the country initially refused to participate in the award show because it is being held in Moscow this year. “At first, the decision was taken not to take part in Eurovision in Moscow,” Georgian official Ratia Uznadze said. “But then we received letters from representatives of virtually all the countries that take part in this prestigious competition; they all asked us to change our decision and send our singers.”