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Lisbon LIVE – Denmark, Russia and Moldova reviews (Day 3)

The second batch of rehearsals today certainly saw some big performances as Denmark, Russia and Moldova took to the stage! If #YOU missed out on the live stream from earlier, this can be found below, but we have also provided some short reviews below! DENMARK – Rasmussen – Higher Ground If you’ve watched the performance from the Danish selection, then …

Russia: Yulia Samoylova unveils entry “I Won’t Break”

What a roller coaster 12 months it has been for this year’s Russian entrant Yulia Samoylova. The performer was chosen by the Russian broadcaster Channel One to represent the nation in Ukraine almost a year ago (a year tomorrow, in fact!) in an ill-fated attempt to participate in the Kyiv contest. After the performer was banned from entering Ukraine for …

Yulia Samoilova to return to Crimea

As you will be well aware – Russia were set to perform in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest but due to their chosen representative having previously visited Crimea Ukrainian authorities decided she would receive a 3 year ban from Ukraine and therefore unable to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. But… That’s old news, what is interesting is that Yulia …

Russia Has Officially Withdrawn From Eurovision 2017

A conclusion has finally been reached, and a decision has been made. Russia will not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Kyiv this year. The decision comes after a long lasting negotiation between the EBU, the Ukrainian national broadcaster and host of this years contest (UA:PBC) and this years Russian broadcaster (Channel 1). How Did …

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 …

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