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Eurovision 2017: “Ukraine gets ultimatum about Russia’s participation”

According to an interview in the Swiss paper Blick, the outgoing Director General of the European Broadcasting Union has given the authorities in Ukraine an ultimatum. They must find a solution to let Russia take part in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, or Ukraine might get excluded from the contest.

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Sweden: Donny Montell wants to enter Melodifestivalen 2018

Donny Montell has shocked many Eurovision fans. The Lithuanian singer is after a new Eurovision challenge – in Sweden!

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Reference Group: “EBU will ensure Russia’s participation”

“The EBU will ensure that Russia can participate in the Eurovision Song Contest”. This says Eurovision Reference Group chairman Frank-Dieter Freiling in an interview with Der Tagesspiegel. “We have made it very clear to Ukraine that we expect all participants to be able to compete.”

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San Marino: “Eurovision should be held on neutral ground”

San Marino, the smallest nation that takes part in the Eurovision Song Contest, has released a public statement about the decision of host country Ukraine to ban Russia’s participant Yulia Samoylova to enter the country.

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Eurovision 2017: EBU suggests to delay Yulia’s ban to enter Ukraine

Now that Russian broadcaster Channel One decided not to use the offer to let Yulia Samoylova perform through a satellite connection, the Executive Supervisor of the contest has another idea to let Russia take part as planned.

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Russia: EBU offers participation through satellite connection

Russia might still take part in the Eurovision Song Contest, even though their chosen artist Julia Samoylova was refused entry to host country Ukraine. The EBU has offered the solution that Russia will take part through a satellite connection during the second semi final.

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Eurovision 2017: Russia not allowed to take part in Kiev

Several news outlets report that Ukraine will ban the Russian participant in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Samoylova, from travelling to Ukraine. Julia was due to represent Russia with the song ‘Flame Is Burning’.

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Sweden: “Despite criticism, Melodifestivalen should keep this voting system”

Robin Bengtsson won the final of Melodifestivalen 2017, especially because of the votes of the international jury. This has caused some controversy in Sweden, but our reporter Allie Lindo thinks SVT should stick to this voting system.

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Russia: Yulia Samoylova selected for Kiev

Singer Yulia Samoylova will represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. The runner-up of X-Factor 2013 in Russia has to perform in a wheelchair, because she has been disabled since childhood.

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San Marino: Valentina Monetta returns for her fourth Eurovision attempt

Valentina Monetta will have her fourth attempt at Eurovision in six years. With less than 48 hours until the official deadline to submit songs, San Marino have announced that Monetta will sing a duet with Jimmie Wilson: Spirit of the Night. 

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