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Yulia Samoylova might perform in ESC via satellite, the EBU says

This afternoon, the EBU has released a statement saying that the chosen Russian representative, Yulia Samoylova, who has been banned from travelling to Ukraine, has the opportunity to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest – via a satellite connection. The EBU has offered the Russian broadcaster Channel One to let Yulia compete in the second semi-final through a satellite connection, and …

Ukraine bans Yulia: International reaction

Today has seen the Eurovision Song Contest thrust into the limelight once more, although this time it has been for unsavoury reasons. Ukraine’s national security ministry, the SBU, this afternoon confirmed that Yulia Samoilova would not be permitted into Ukrainian territory to represent her native Russia in Eurovision in May. Since the confirmation, the news has spread far and wide …

Yulia Samoylova banned from Ukraine and ultimately Eurovision

Yulia Samoylova, who was internally selected to represent Russia in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv has been banned from Ukraine. That’s what the British BBC and Russian news outlet sputniknews have reported. She won’t be able to attend the contest. Samoylova held a concert on the Crimea peninsula in 2015 without getting permission from the Ukrainian government. The Ukrainian …

Who do #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017?

We have finally made it to this point of the year, an exciting time for all – all 43 entries fighting to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been released! Because of this, there’s only one question on everyone’s lips… Who is likely to see the end credits rolling over their entry late on May 13th? There are of …

Yulia Samoilova from Russia: ”I don’t feel fear at all, I am going to the Song Contest”

The Russian hopeful for Eurovision 2017 – Yulia Samoilova has spoken with RealnoeVremya (Russian newspaper magazin) and talked about her Eurovision appearance, potential fears of going to Kiev, discrimination because of disability and as well as about ‘evil tongues’, who accused Russia of playing the sympathy card. Before we start The internal competitive selection of artists and songs to participate in the Eurovision 2017 finished …

Julia Samoilova to represent Russia!

She won’t let us indifferent. Russia One has just annouced that girl in wheelchairs – Julia Samoilova will fly Russian flag in Kiev. Song is titled ‘Flame is burning’ Julia is 28-years old musician, who was born and raised as normal and developed child. But following health problems she lost a function of her legs when doctors suggested she might die within …

WHY RUSSIA? Russia to boycott Eurovision 2017 due to…?

Although the deadline for registration of the countries for participation in Eurovision Song Contest expires by 13th of March, Russia has not yet announced a final decision, but more unnamed source claims that Russia would boycott the competition that will be held in May in Kiev. According to Russian newspaper ”Nezavisimaya Gazeta” Russia won’t participate at Eurovision 2017 that will take …

Podcast: Good news for Albania, sad news for Russia

Get ready for another episode of our Podcast, the last one of 2016.   Today’s topics include: Russian army choir – Eurovision 2009 interval act – loses 64 members in plane crash tragedy. Albania chooses Lindita and her song “Botë”. Armenia selects Artsvik for Eurovision after marathon national selection. Eurovision in Concert tickets will go on sale very soon. Our …

Russia: Alexandrov Ensemble involved in plane crash

Some sad news emerging from Russia this morning, as it has been confirmed that 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, well known in many countries as part of the Red Army Choir, have died in a military plane crash in the Black Sea. The ensemble formed part of the memorable interval act of Eurovision 2009, which was hosted in Moscow, …

GEORGIA WINS JUNIOR EUROVISION 2016!

Good Afternoon Europe, and Good Evening Australia! The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 has come to an end, and whenever a Eurovision contest comes to an end, we have a winner. From Georgia, Mariam Mamadashvili singing her song “Mzeo” has won the competition, giving Georgia their 3rd win, and has officially crowned Georgia as the ultimate Junior Eurovision Champions, being now …

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