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Kirkorov urges Russia to withdraw and when Philip speaks it means news!

RUSSIA – Phillip Kirkorov, one of the most influential figures in the post Soviet Union and the person that made Eurovision famous in the region, urges Russia to withdraw from the contest. Kirkorov says: “I’m not interested in this competition. I am deeply disappointed by its political involvement and bias. I do not dispute the victory of Ukrainian singer Jamala: European citizens voted for her as they did for Sergey Lazarev. But Sergey won the viewers vote. However, while ... | read the full story here

February 22, 2017 2:16 pm // 1 Comment

Russia 2017: Temnikova out, Panayotov, Antoniuk in the run for Kyiv

RUSSIA – Russian press report that Elena Temnikova member of Serebro, who represented Russia in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest declined the offer to represent the country in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Aleksandr Panayotov, Nyusha, Nargiz and Daria Antoniuk were considered by the national broadcaster as potential participants for the Kyiv Eurovision Song Contest with Panayotov the main candidate now bidding hard to get the ticket. But now life.ru claims there are only two: ... | read the full story here

February 12, 2017 7:06 pm // 1 Comment

Moscow party date and information revealed

RUSSIA – The Moscow Eurovision Party will take place on April 21 at the Vegas City Hall in Moscow. Ticket sales for the annual event, being staged for the eighth year, are expected to start this month. This year, the Moscow Eurovision Party will be streamed live on the Internet for the first time and viewers will be able to vote via SMS for their favourite songs performed at the party. Last year, Russian entrant Sergey Lazarev performed his entry “You Are the Only One” live for the ... | read the full story here

February 12, 2017 1:34 pm // 0 Comments

Russia 2017: Elena Temnikova, Nyusha, Soprano Turetskogo, Daria Antonyuk or Alexander Panayotov for Kyiv?

RUSSIA – It’s one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest with record of qualifications to the final since the system introduced in 2004 beating even Sweden. Life.ru claims they have the list with the potential participants from which the Russian national broadcaster RTR will decide its participation for Kyiv. And guess what they are all out of the black list of Ukraine! ALEKSANDR PANAYOTOV The voice of this young singer who has already ridden high is ... | read the full story here

February 3, 2017 10:42 am // 2 Comments

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