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Georgia drops out of Eurovision contest

Russian Prime Minister Putin speaks at the gas exporting countries forum in Moscow December 23, 2008. Energy ministers of 12 gas exporting countries gather in Russian capital to strengthen cooperation amid consuming countries' concerns that they might turn into an OPEC-style cartel. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
Russian Prime Minister Putin speaks at the gas exporting countries forum in Moscow December 23, 2008. Energy ministers of 12 gas exporting countries gather in Russian capital to strengthen cooperation amid consuming countries' concerns that they might turn into an OPEC-style cartel. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov) | License Photo

TBILISI, Georgia, March 12 (UPI) -- Georgia has dropped out of the Eurovision Song Contest after organizers deemed the country's entry "We Don't Wanna Put In" unsuitable and disqualified it.

The Georgian trio 3G, which was to perform the track at the May event in Moscow, was given the opportunity to rewrite the song, which is widely interpreted to poke fun of Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin, or pick a new song to enter.

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The Daily Telegraph said the Georgians are instead opting not to participate in the competition, insisting there is no political content in "We Don't Wanna Put In."

"There really is nothing negative about this song," the newspaper quoted 3G lead singer Stephane as saying. "In any democratic country, it would be taken as a harmless joke."

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