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: Panayotov and Antoniuk in the running to become the Russian representative for Eurovision 2017.
Ternikova said: “I went in Eurovision 2007 and remember the emotion and I would love to go back. I cannot do it though this year due to other plans. I would like to give a huge hug to those who supported my bidding for Eurovision 2017 and I am wishing all the best and giving all my support to the one who will go in Kyiv”
Russia is going to announce its participant by March 10th.