Tag Archive | Russia

Russia: Little Big Reveal Entry Tonight!

Russia – The Russian entry will be revealed tonight at 21.30 (CET). Selected internally, the punk-rave pop group Little Big, will represent Russia in Rotterdam. The reveal will take place during the talk show “Evening Urgant”. 

TEKO 2018: Group 3 Results

TEKO 2018 – Voting in group 3 is closed! See the results of the group with Cyprus, Russia, and Switzerland!

TEKO 2018: Vote in Group 3!

TEKO 2018: Vote in Group 3!

TEKO 2018 – It’s time to vote in group 3 of TEKO 2018; a knockout format (like the World Cup) tournament for Eurovision 2018. Today, you can start voting in the group of Cyprus, Russia, and Switzerland!

Russia: Yulia Samoylova’s Entry to be Revealed Tomorrow

Russia – The Russian entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which will be sung by Yulia Samoylova, will be revealed on the Voskresnoye vremya program tomorrow, Sunday 11th March, at 19:00 (CET).

TEKO 2017: Group 4 Results!

TEKO 2017: Group 4 Results!

 TEKO 2017 – Voting in group 4 is closed! See the results of the group with Greece, Poland, and Russia!

TEKO 2017: Vote in Group 4!

TEKO 2017: Vote in Group 4!

TEKO 2017 – It’s time to vote in group 4 of TEKO 2017; a knockout format (like the World Cup) tournament for Eurovision 2017. Today, you can start voting in the group of Greece, Poland, and Russia!

Russia: It’s Yulia Samoylova to Kyiv!

Russia – With the confirmation that they will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, it has just been announced on Russian TV that Yulia Samoylova will represent Russia in Kyiv with the song ‘Flame is burning‘. See the video now… 

Russia: Sergey Lazarev Faints On Stage

Russia – Breaking news tonight that Russia’s representative Sergey Lazarev has fainted at a concert in St Petersburg.  You can watch the moment that crew go to help  and the show stops here.  Esckaz.com reports that the concert has been postponed until June but he is OK, and has not been hospitalised.

Russia: Sergey Lazarev Reveals Song

Russia – Tonight is the big reveal of Sergey Lazarev‘s song for The Eurovision Song Contest 2016. It will be premiered during the evening news programme Вести в Субботу, starting at 18:00 (CET) on the Russia-1 channel where the official video will be aired.

Russia: Reveal Date Moved

Russia – Russian broadcaster Russia1 has moved the date that it intends to reveal the song to be sung by Sergey Lazarev in Stockholm. It will now be presented two days later than originally planned, on 5th March 2016.

Russia: Song Reveal on 3rd March

Russia – It has been revealed that the song to be sung by Sergey Lazarev in Stockholm will be presented on March 3rd 2016.

Russia: It’s Sergey Lazarev for Stockholm!

Russia – After years of rumours, Russia has finally chosen Sergey Lazarev to represent it at Eurovision. The announcement was made this evening on the Russian National Music Awards where he won the best singer category. 

Anti-booing Measures in Place for Eurovision Final

Eurovision 2015 – Anti-booing technology is could be used during this year’s Eurovision Song Contest for the first time to mask any booing which may be directed at Russian entry Polina Gagarina.

Russia: Performs Live on TV

Russia – This year’s Russian entrant, Polina Gagarina, has performed ‘A million voices‘ live on TV for the first time. Her performance on Точь в точь was shown on Channel 1.

Russian Pre-Party on April 24th

Eurovision 2015 – This year’s Russian Pre-Party will take place on 24th April in Moscow at the Place de Paris Korston Concert Hall, and will be a spectacular gala style event with former participants as well as this year’s entries…

Russia: Listen to A Million Voices Snippet Now

Russia – It has been confirmed today that Polina Gagarina will song ‘A million voices‘ in Vienna. You can hear some of the song in the promo video here.

Russia: Polina Gagarina to Vienna?

Russia – News is breaking this evening that Russia’s internal selection has chosen established singer Polina Gagarina as their representative in Vienna for 2015. Polina spent the first few years of her life in Greece so will hope for some points from there.

Russia: Rumour Mills Suggest it’s Nargiz Zakirova?

Russia – With no news at all coming from Russia as yet this year, one name has emerged this week as a rumour, and has circulated on social media. These rumours suggest that Nargiz Zakirova has been internally selected. 

Elton John Sends Conchita Wurst Flowers

Former Participants – Whilst there may be a minority of politicians in Russia still apoplectic over Eurovision and Conchita’s win, others are showing her their love with flowers. Superstar Elton John had flowers delivered to Conchita from him and his husband David.

Ukraine: Crimea to Vote as Ukraine

Ukraine – Today, Jon Ola Sand, has confirmed that votes cast in the disputed region of Crimea, Ukraine, will be registered as Ukrainian votes. This means the people there are able to vote for Russia, but not for Ukraine. This is not a political decision but revolves around telecoms operators in the area.

Russian Eurovision Party Coverage

Russian Eurovision Party – Yesterday saw Russia host a pre-Eurovision party. Present at the event were Cristina Scarlat (Moldova), Teo (Belarus), Dilara Kazimova (Azerbaijan), Firelight (Malta), Mei Finegold (Israel), Valentina Monetta (San Marino) and the Tolmachevy Sisters (Russia).

Eurovision Tries to Avoid the Politics of Crimea

Eurovision 2014 – Sweden’s news site Aftonbladet has raised the issue with the EBU of how votes in Crimea will be counted this year, which could be a whole can of political worms. The EBU’s stance is always no politics in Eurovision, so how will they overcome this thorny issue?

Danish Social Democrats Party Want Russia Excluded!

Eurovision 2014 – We all know Eurovision isn’t political, right? Well the Danes have had a bit of internal politics to get through today as one of their political parties, the Social Democrats, has called for the expulsion of Russia this year due to the situation in Crimea.

Russia: Releases Official Video

Russia – Russia has finally bothered to make an official video for its entry ‘ Shine‘. The simplistic and low budget shoot uses an unoriginal lighting rig and the Tolmachevy Sisters pretty much just stand there throughout. Let us know what you think…

Dr Eurovision Running London Marathon

Dr Eurovision – Eurovision fans will no doubt know of ‘Dr Eurovision’, Paul Jordan. Paul completed a PhD on Eurovision and is an academic expert on the Eurovision Song Contest. He is again running the London marathon to raise money for charity this year.

Russia: Meet The Tolmachevy Sisters

Russia – It’s time to get to know another of this year’s participants, The Tolmachevy Sisters (also known as The Tolmachevy Twins) from Russia. The Tolmachevy Sisters will perform ‘Shine‘ in Copenhagen in May after being selected internally by broadcaster Rossija 1.

Russia: Listen to Shine Now

Russia – After a long wait, we finally got to hear the Russian entry today. Was ‘Shine‘ by the Tolmachevy Twins worth the wait? You can listen to the song now, and let us know if you think they will shine bright this year in Copenhagen…

Russia: Twins to Sing Shine

Russia – Russian news agencies are reporting that the Tolmachevy Twins, will sing ‘Shine‘. Last minute recordings of the strings were still taking place last night before today’s deadline. It is written by Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, John Ballard, Ralph Charlie, and Gerard James Borg.

Russia: Announcement Tomorrow

Russia – Russia will announce their participant tomorrow during an evening news show Vesti which starts at 17:00 (CET). It is rumoured former Junior Eurovision stars the Tolmachevy Twins will be the internally selected act.

Russia: Final Postponed Until March 2014

Russia – The national Russian broadcaster, Rossiya 1, has  postponed their newly-styled national final ‘KTO?’ until sometime during March 2014. This is due to a large interest in the competition. The closing deadline has been extended until 28 February 2014.