The semi finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 had a couple of shock exits. Greece and Armenia failed to qualify for the final for the second time in history and Azerbaijan, Russia and Romania even had to suffer that fate for the very first [read more…]
Russia’s representative Yulia Samoylova was not happy with her vocal performance today. Dmitry Melnikov, member of the Russian delegation, stated this in an interview with ESCDaily. “She is not Céline Dion. She is a singer in a weelchair.”
Russia has released Yulia Samoylova’s Eurovision song. Its title is ‘I Won’t Break’. Russia will take part in 2018 after a years absence from the contest.
Yulia Samoylova will represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. According to the well-informed Eurovision-website ESCKAZ.com, she already picked her song for Lisbon. UPDATE: The news has been confirmed by the EBU.
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.