Russian broadcaster Channel One has confirmed that the EBU failed to resolve the issues surrounding the ban of their artist Yulia Samoylova. Therefore Russia is not able to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev.
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 [read more…]
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
According to the Moscow-based daily newspaper Moskovskij Komsomolets, Russia’s broadcaster Channel One will make their decision about the artist that will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 within the next two weeks. The broadcaster has a shortlist of five remaining artists that might [read more…]
“Water of Life” has been revealed as the Russian song for Junior Eurovision 2016. The song will be performed by Sofia Fisenko along with her girl band The Water of Life Project. Sofia’s girl band was specifically formed for the annual contest.