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Russia: Music video is released

Today the official music video for Russia’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was released. The Tolmachevy Sisters have previously won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, now eight years later they will represent Russia with the song “Shine”. [vsw id=”MPI7AnD_QS8″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Do you think the video makes the song shine even more? Discuss it …

Russia: Tolmachevy Sisters ‘Shine’ Revealed

The final of the 37 participating countries in the 2014 was made available moments ago. The Tolmachevy Sisters will (as previously announed) will perform ‘Shine’ in Copenhagen, in hope of bringing the second Russian victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. The song was set to be decided through a National Final entitle KTO, but the Russian national Broadcaster later opted for …

Tolmachevy Twins set to represent Russia

The Russian broadcaster has not officially announced the act to represent the country at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest however multiple sources have confirmed that the Tolmachevy Twins will go to Copenhagen in May. Some of you may remember them from 2006 when they took part in the Junior version of the contest which they won with the song “Vesenniy …

Conchita Wurst under attack by Russian Conservatives

Conchita Wurst is not receiving a lot of love from several conservative groups including the All-Russian parenting Group. The singer was internally selected by the Austrian broadcaster to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Russian Ministry for Communications received a petition to ban the broadcast of the Eurovison Song Contest in Russia from …

Russia: New date for KTO (Who)

The Russian broadcaster has received more applications for their preselection than expected. As a result, the current deadline will now be extended. The previous plan was to air KTO (“Who”) on the 31st of December in order to let the Russian public pick their Eurovision 2014 representative. The new date has not been revealed but the national final is due …

“What if” Russia boycotts happen at Eurovision

Image courtesy of Sander Hesterman (EBU) An editorial from Zack.  This content does not reflect the views of ESC United or its readers.  We encourage readers to share their comments below.   As a fan of many Eurovision websites (not just ESC United!), I’m quite surprised that no one has brought up the recent events occurring in Russia that revolve around …

Russia: National Final on New Year’s Eve

Russia announced the first details for their National Final selection process HERE . The Russian broadcaster RTR posted the press release asking singers to apply and become the Russian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Artists interested have two months to send in their application to Project “Kto” (Who). The show will be held on December …

The 2013 “Expert” Panel – RUSSIA

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Russia: Dina Garipova’s “What If” online

The Russian song presentation is scheduled for tonight however the video was already posted online this morning. So if you don’t want to wait, check out the song below.   [vsw id=”2_e5xc8hW6Q” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]   Yay or Nay? Let us know if you like this song of if this isn’t your cup of tea. Just comment below or …

Russia is sending Dina Garipova to Malmo

The Russian broadcaster has made an internal selection and just selected Dina Garipova as the 2013 Russian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo. The name of her entry is “What if” Dina rose to fame in 2012 when she won the talent reality TV show “The Voice”. The two Swedes Gabriel Alares, Joakim Bjornberg composed the song in cooperation with …

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