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Russia refuses compromise and will not participate at Eurovision 2017

April 14, 2017 |

 After two alternatives were provided to the Russian broadcaster, Pervyi Kanal, in hopes that they would still participate at Eurovision 2017, Russia decided to bow out of the contest.

EBU offered to have the Russian entry, Julia Samoylova, perform via … Read More

Russia declines EBU’s offer to perform via satellite at Eurovision 2017

March 23, 2017 |

Following the Ukrainian SBU security’s service to bar Julia Samoylova from entering Ukraine for three years, the EBU has made the suggestion to allow Russian to participate at Eurovision 2017 via live satellite.

Strangely enough, this is a direct violation … Read More

Julia Samoylova will represent Russia at Eurovision 2017

March 13, 2017 |

 After no word for the entire Eurovision preselection season, Russia has finally revealed that they will in fact participate at Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine.

The artist who will represent them is Julia Samoylova, with the song “Flame is Burning.”

Listen below:

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Eurovision 2016 winner, Jamala: I miss home

September 20, 2016 |


During an interview for political newspaper El Confidencial the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Jamala, said she misses visiting her parents’ home.

“I miss my parents. I feel sorry for not being able to go home. It … Read More

Aminata auditions for The Voice of Russia!

September 20, 2016 |

Latvia’s 2015 representative, Aminata, has travelled to Russia to audition for The Voice.

Aminata auditioned with her rendition of Polina Gagarina’s hit “Ya tebya ne proschyu nikogda.” Two judges turned their chairs around in order to try and recruit her … Read More

Sergey Lazarev believes he is the true winner of Eurovision 2016

June 3, 2016 |

After achieving a respectable third place finish at Eurovision 2016, EBU released a statement stating how Sergey Lazarev was “taking his loss as a true professional.“

Now, it seems, Sergey is singing a different tune. While speaking to the … Read More

Most Russians want to boycott Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine

June 2, 2016 |

Based on a recent poll by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center with 1,600 people living 130 areas of 46 regions in Russia, the results state that most people that responded believe that Russia should not participate in Eurovision 2017 … Read More

Ukraine to ban certain Russian artists from Eurovision 2017

June 2, 2016 |

According to the Facebook page of Ukrainian MP Anton Herashchenko, certain Russian artists that are on the list of banned persons from entering Ukraine (for threats to national security) will be banned from entering Ukraine during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

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Russia may skip Eurovision 2017 after Ukrainian win

May 20, 2016 |

After Ukraine’s winning song of Eurovision 2016, as Jamala and her country are in big celebrations, in Russia there are many controversies as one can imagine.



Threat to withdraw

A Russian senator suggests that his country skips next year’s … Read More

The betting odds: Who will win Eurovision 2016?

May 14, 2016 |

With only hours ahead of the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, let’s take a final look at the betting odds.


Russia wins, Australia second

According to the current betting odds, Russia with Sergey Lazarev is set … Read More

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