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Russia 2017: is Channel One ready to send a Ukrainian to Kyiv?

RUSSIA – For months now Life.ru is promoting Aleksandr Panayotov as the 2017 Russian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest. Though Channel One is not confirming nor denying the information. The Russian national broadcaster responsible for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest though says that the decision has almost been reached. Aleksandr Panayotov is stating that he would be happy to represent Russia, it will be a great honour for him. Aleksandr Sergeevich Panayotov born in ... | read the full story here

January 9, 2017 1:55 pm // 1 Comment

Red Army Choir (Eurovision 2009 Interval) loose 64 members in plane crush

RUSSIA – Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a day of mourning after a Russian military plane carrying the world-famous Red Army Choir to Syria crashed into the Black Sea on Christmas morning minutes after taking off from the coastal town of Sochi. All 92 aboard apparently died, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov arrived in Sochi on Sunday to convene an investigative mission, according to the Tass News Agency. The minister said all possible causes ... | read the full story here

December 26, 2016 7:56 am // 0 Comments

Russian press waits in the corner for the EBU answer on December 8th

THEBILD.DE REPORTS / RUSSIA – Organizers of the Eurovision song contest consider Moscow as a possible host city for the competition due in 2017 because the Ukrainian authorities are facing problems with organization of the event, Germany’s Bild wrote referring to sources at the organizing committee. “The newspaper has learned from source at the organizing committee about discussions Moscow could host the competition,” Bild wrote on Sunday. Among quoted reasons are financing ... | read the full story here

December 4, 2016 9:47 am // 1 Comment

Didier Marouani detained in Moscow after plagiarism row with Philipp Kirkorov

MOSCOW – Didier Marouani, who founded disco band Space, detained with lawyer in bank in Moscow after row over songs with Philipp Kirkorov. The leader of a cult French disco band has been detained in Moscow following a plagiarism dispute with a Russian pop star who recently made the news speaking about his long friendship with US president-elect Donald Trump. Didier Marouani, who founded the band Space in 1977, was detained with his Russian representative Igor Trunov in a bank in downtown ... | read the full story here

November 30, 2016 7:09 pm // 0 Comments

Russia 2017: Nargis Zakirova will not be the representative

RUSSIA – Nargis Zakirova, the new web rumoured representative of Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest, is not going to be the country’s representative in Kyiv, although some fan sites speculate it. Despite her history with The Voice of Russia (produced by Channel One, which is back in the Eurovision selection this year), her Instagram message suggest a New Year surprise. Nargis Zakirova is most likely to be within the qualifiers in the Belarusian national final as the broadcaster ... | read the full story here

November 25, 2016 12:51 pm // 1 Comment