10 Things About…Sergey Lazarev!

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Sergey Lazarev will return to Eurovision for Russia in 2019. Find out more about the singer with our 10 Things About…Sergey Lazarev!

Eurovision Gets Political in 2018!

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For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:

‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’

However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest.

Will Yulia Samoilova Compete at Eurovision 2018 for Russia?

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Yulia Samoilova was chosen to represent Russia at Eurovision 2017. Shortly after, it was revealed that she was one of the artists who had been banned from entering the Ukraine by the Ukrainian government as she had performed in the disputed region of the Crimea since its annexation by Russia. EBU officials tried to suggest other solutions such as having Yulia perform via video link, but this was rejected by Russia, who subsequently withdrew from the Contest.

10 Things About…Yulia Samoilova!

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Yulia Samoilova was chosen by Russia to represent them at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. We get to know the singer a bit better in our feature 10 Things About…Yulia Samoilova!

Review: Russia- Tolmachevy Sisters ‘Shine’

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Russia picks Big Brother UK Series 8 runners up Sam and Amanda Tolmachevy Sisters for Copenhagen

Russia picks Big Brother UK Series 8 runners up Sam and Amanda Tolmachevy Sisters for Copenhagen

 

Twins have had a decent run in the past few years at Eurovision. Most notably there was two successful appearances for Ireland with Jedward in 2011 and 2012. On the other side of the coin Slovakia’s TWiiNS in