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Could Ukraine face Eurovision ban after hosting?

While everyone is all too aware of the issues that have arisen in the past week regarding Russia’s artist Yulia Samoylova and the Ukrainian authorities banning her from entering the country, it seems that today has thrown up a major development in the story, with the potential of sanctions or a ban from the contest arising for any countries deemed …

Podcast: The NeverEnding Story of Russia and Ukraine

In today’s ESC United Know-it-Alls podcast, the ESC United team is sharin their thoughts on Yulia Samoylova’s ban from entering Ukraine.  The situation is quite sticky and emotions run high on all sides. Matt and Zack are reviewing the facts that are known to us and share their thoughts on what’s happening between Russia and Ukraine at the 2017 Eurovision Cong …

Germany’s Head of Entertainment critical of the Russian singer’s ban

Another broadcaster has spoken up about Yulia Samoilova’s ban from Ukraine. Yesterday, we reported on Denmark and San Marino making statements regarding the situation. The Head of Entertainment for the German broadcaster ARD Thomas Schreiber said the following: “The Russian Broadcaster knew too well who they had chosen, and the Ukrainian authorities knew just as well what they were doing. This is a …

Denmark and San Marino condemn Russia-Ukraine scandal

Two of the participating broadcasters in this year’s contest have spoken out to condemn the approaches of both Russia and Ukraine regarding the Yulia Samoylova banning situation. Denmark’s DR has spoken out against the “political battleground” developing in the east, with Jan Lagermand Lundme, the head of entertainment, stating “It is practically unbearable. I know that the EBU takes it …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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