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.”
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…]