Philipp Kirkorov: “I promised to take Eurovision no matter what. I want to do it with the best artist, Sergey Lazarev”!

Recently, at a special event in Moscow, in exchange for the Zhara Awards, which were canceled due to COVID-19, Russian superstar Philipp Kirkorov, when asked if he would go to Eurovision again with Sergey Lazarev, replied positively. In fact, as he characteristically stated, he promised that he would win for Russia and he does not consider himself a better artist than Lazarev to achieve this. Read more

Prikhodko was hounded because of her participation in Eurovision with Russia | “Russia ceased to exist for me”

Singer Anastasia Prikhodko complained on the air “4 channels”that she was hounded in Ukraine because of her participation in the international music contest “Eurovision” from Russia.

“I still hear a lot of unpleasant statements like the fact that I am from Russia, a tin can,” she said, adding that the persecution pursues her and she is “very offended for that”.

According to Prikhodko, at one time she left to work in Russia due to the fact that she was not appreciated in Ukraine. She noted that people do not understand that “the Ukrainians disqualified her under the power that was.” She took part in the Ukrainian national selection, before she submitted Mamo in Russia, but she eliminated in the semi final.

The artist said that the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko could not do anything, because it was a dishonest competition where bribes took place. She stated that she was “disqualified as an inconvenient participant” in Ukraine and then she went to Russia.

In February last year, Prikhodko announced that she was not proud of her participation in Eurovision from Russia. She stated that she “regrets that her story was connected with Russia.” The singer noted that after the annexation of Crimea, this country “ceased to exist” for her.

Anastasia Prikhodko gained fame after winning the Russian television project “Star Factory – 7” in 2007. In 2009, the singer represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Mamo” in Russian and Ukrainian and took 11th place.

Source: pledgetimes

The Russo-Ukrainian war continues in Junior Eurovision 2019!

The scene of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which began with the occupation of Crimea and its de facto integration into Russia in 2014, but also with the separatist uprisings in eastern Ukraine with the support of the Kremlin, has now reached Junior Eurovision.

Although a favorite, was ruled out

Most of you will probably remember the Ukrainian national selection for Eurovision 2019 and the political dimensions that took place, with the final exclusion of Maruv. Now something similar happened in the pre-selection phase of the Ukrainian participation in Junior Eurovision 2020.

But let’s look at everything that happened from the beginning. Maksym Tkachuk was among the candidates to represent Ukraine in Junior Eurovision 2020. He applied with a performance of a Ukrainian rendition of the 1960s Giamaica song that was recorded. by a number of Italian artists.

Maksym previously participated in a festival called “Stars of the Albion”. His participation in this festival was the one that caused his exclusion from the national final for Junior Eurovision 2020. The reason for his exclusion was that he violated the rules of participation, and while the video with which he declared his participation had the most likes from their co-candidates, 12,000 before being removed from the official national default YouTube account.

The reasons for Maksym’s exclusion

The application form states that: the participant guarantees that he has not performed concert activities, performances, participation in public and / or private events organized by government agencies, institutions, economic entities, etc. of the country of the attacker or in the territory of the attacking country, in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and / or in the occupied territory of Ukraine after 15.03.2014 and does not plan, will not announce the relevant appearances both during the period before and during national selection, and in the period after the Selection until the last date of the International Competition.

As the “Stars of the Albion” competition held from 28.02.2020 to 01.03.2020 was co-organized by the office of the “Russian Parliament / Russian Delegation in London” shows that this competition is subject to the executive power of the Russian Federation.

Zurab Alasania, a former managing director of Ukraine’s national broadcaster, also wrote about the case on Facebook, saying that Maksym’s legal guardian, his grandmother, had withheld the young artist’s involvement in the application forms. , at the “Stars of the Albion” festival. In addition, he states that the Russian Foreign Ministry is participating in the organization of the festival in question and therefore Maksym’s participation in the Ukrainian national final was no longer possible, after the announcement of the above. Mr Alasania also denounced the Russian media ‘s criticism of the decision, saying the rules were known and applied to all, and that he would not allow Ukrainian public television to launch a new case similar to the one. of Maruv in 2019, ending the non-participation of the country in the competition.

Maksym’s answer

Maksym’s grandmother, who is also his legal guardian as he is an orphan, appeared disappointed saying that the Ukrainian television did not even bother to inform her by phone and everything was informed by the media. She believes that the reason for her grandson’s exclusion was that in “Stars of the Albion”, she sang “Smuglyanka”, a patriotic song of the Soviet era, the time when Russia and Ukraine were in the same state.

Opposition party Svoboda, meanwhile, has blamed Moscow for trying to use a 12-year-old orphan boy to propagandize pro-Russian positions in Ukraine as Russia seeks to oust Maksym. occupies Crimea and the eastern part of the country. Moreover, they do not consider that the choice of Maksym’s song in “Stars of the Albion” was accidental…

Is the reaction of the Ukrainians fair?

Here we will briefly state our point of view, because unfortunately the issue is very delicate and any attitude in favor of either side must be done very carefully, always respecting international law.

On the one hand, the cancellation of Maksym is completely legal and is based on the rules of the competition that were published from the beginning and were known to all participants. The fact that his legal guardian concealed Maksym’s participation in the festival shows that she knew it was a Russian-sponsored music competition, as she knew there would be reactions if her grandson’s participation was learned at this festival. The choice of the song, which also provoked reactions, was obviously not accidental, but it is something we will not comment on, as we do not know exactly what this song means for Ukraine.

The representative of Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision 2020 will be announced on September 12th.

Russia: Watch the first live performance of “UNO” by Little Big

After announcing their bid for this year’s Eurovision Contest, Little Big performed live “UNO” for the first time.

Through the Vecherniy Urgant show, hosted by Ivan Urgant, who also presented the 2009 contest in Moscow, Little Big gave the first live performance of the entry for Rotterdam.

Watch their appearance in the video below:

 

Russia: Little Big “Uno” on YouTube Trends in Many European Countries

The popular Little Big band will be Russia’s representatives at the 65th Eurovision Contest. They will sing on the stage in Rotterdam the bubblegum-pop “Uno”.

The song was released alongside the video clip a few hours ago and has already surpassed 12 million views! Obviously, the majority of the projections come from Russia itself as it is a country with a population of over 145 million – as is the case with Russian participation each year – and yet another factor in their impressive views of participation is the fact that the clip was released live on the official Eurovision YouTube channel and not on their own.

However, “Uno” has already caused a sensation outside of Russia! The clip has entered YouTube trends in a number of European countries including Ukraine, France and Germany.

In detail, yesterday 13/3 “Uno” was found in the following countries trends:
# 1 Russia, Estonia, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine

# 8 Germany

# 11 Israel

# 16 Finland

# 17 Austria, France

# 19 United Kingdom

# 21 Spain

# 23 Czech Republic

# 29 Norway

# 37 Poland

# 45 Denmark

At the same time Russia is in the 5th place in the box office victory show while the band invites fans everywhere to follow the #unovisionchallenge in the app of Tik Tok!

Source: kworb.net

 

Russia: Listen to Little Big’s “UNO” for Eurovision 2020

As it has been known for months, Russia would choose this year’s Eurovision entry by direct assignment. After months of “silence” it  has been announced a few days before that it would be represented in Rotterdam by the unconventional Little Big!

For a few days everyone has been waiting for the unveiling of the song that Russia will compete with at Eurovision 2020. So, the song that will be claimed by “Bear” for its 2nd victory in the contest is entitled “Uno”. “Uno” is based on the familiar satirical features of Little Big. This is probably the first time Russia has chosen something so unconventional to represent it at Eurovision!

Watch the video clip HERE.

Who are The Little ?

Little Big is one of the best known bands in Russia. The band has been released throughout the seven-year run of 3 records and 9 singles. It consists of 4 members:

-Ilya Ilich Prusikin
-Sergey Gokk Makarov
– Anton (Boo) Lissov
-and Sonya Tayurskaya

The Little Bigs characterize their band as a satirical art collaboration based on music, graphics and performance. To a large extent their songs satirize some of the most widespread Russian stereotypes. At the same time, through their art they bring their audience closer to Russian tradition and Russian folk music. When asked about their possible future participation in Eurovision last year, they had openly expressed their desire to represent Russia in the near future!

The band has been heavily influenced by a multitude of artists representing different genres of music. Among others, Little Big’s discography has influences from Mozart and Vivaldi to Rammstein and Red Hot ChilI Peppers!

Their latest big hit “Skibidi” has gone viral worldwide, surpassing 360 million views on YouTube!

 

Russia: Listen to an excerpt from the song “Big Big” for Eurovision 2020

An excerpt from a song by Little Big about Eurovision 2020 was released online shortly before.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9RTgq5J3ml/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

The title of the song will be “Uno dos quattro”! The official release of the song is expected within the next few days, with the song’s main release date being Sunday, March 9th!

Who are The Little Big?

Little Big is one of the most famous bands in Russia. The band has been releasing throughout its seven-year run of 3 records and 9 singles. It consists of 4 members:

– Ilya Ilich Prusikin
-Sergey Gokk Makarov
– Anton (Boo) Lissov
-and Sonya Tayurskaya

The Little Bigs characterize their band as a satirical art collaboration based on music, graphics and performance. To a large extent their songs satirize some of the most widespread Russian stereotypes. At the same time, through their art they bring their audience closer to Russian tradition and Russian folk music. When asked about their possible future participation in Eurovision last year, they had openly expressed their desire to represent Russia in the near future!

The band has been heavily influenced by a multitude of artists representing different genres of music. Among others, Little Big’s discography has influences from Mozart and Vivaldi to Rammstein and Red Hot ChilI Peppers!

Their latest big hit “Skibidi” has gone viral worldwide, surpassing 360 million views on YouTube!

Russia: Little Big will fly the flag in Rotterdam

With one week left until the meeting of the Heads of Delegation of the countries participating in Rotterdam, we are well on our way to the final reveal of all this year’s Eurovision entries. One of the countries that had its “papers” kept was Russia. As it has been known for months, Russia for another year would directly select its representative to the Eurovision Song Contest. Opera and Goethe, Russia’s representatives at 65th Eurovision will be the Little Big!

Channel One anonymous sources, who were confirmed, reported earlier in the day that the “bear” would be represented by the popular rave band Little Big! The title of the song is probably “You are my love”! The official release of the song is expected within the next few days, with the song’s main release date being Sunday, March 9th!

The Little Big Who’s Who

Little Big is one of the most famous bands in Russia. The band has been released throughout the seven-year run of 3 records and 9 singles. It consists of 4 members:

– Ilya Ilich Prusikin
-Sergey Gokk Makarov
– Anton (Boo) Lissov
-and Sonya Tayurskaya

The Little Bigs characterize their band as a satirical art collaboration based on music, graphics and performance. To a large extent their songs satirize some of the most widespread Russian stereotypes. At the same time, through their art they bring their audience closer to Russian tradition and Russian folk music. When asked about their possible future participation in Eurovision last year, they had openly expressed their desire to represent Russia in the near future!

The band has been heavily influenced by a multitude of artists representing different genres of music. Among others, Little Big’s discography has influences from Mozart and Vivaldi to Rammstein and Red Hot ChilI Peppers!

Their latest big hit “Skibidi” has gone viral worldwide, surpassing 360 million views on YouTube!

 

Eurostars:Sergey’s back again?

Last Tuesday “Victoria” music awards took place in Kremlin and among all the famous Russian stars, Sergey Lazarev was there as well. During red carpet, the artist was asked by dni.ru if he still wants to take revenge and bring ESC back to Russia!

“I can still impress, I have something to show. I have many qualities, including musical ones, which I maybe didn’t demonstrate at competitions in 2016 and 2019,” Sergey smiled. “I don’t exclude the possibility of going to Eurovision once again, but I declare with all responsibility: this will definitely not happen in 2020.”

As for now, Sergey is getting ready for a new grand show and its premiere is scheduled for the spring of 2021.

Next year, Channel One will be in charge of the selection of the participant for the competition. As always there are rumors that Alexander Panayotov, Olga Buzova or Zivert can represent Russia. But Sergey has a different point of view.

“In my opinion, should take part a new name, a new artist. I wouldn’t like to point out someone specifically, so not to be accused of partiality.”

Would you like to see Sergey again to Eurovision stage?

Russia: Direct assignment for Eurovision 2020

Not surprisingly, it has now been announced that Russia will be selecting its representative internally for the Eurovision Song Contest for another year.

In 2012 we had to go for the last national final of Russia, when Buranovskiye Babushk, the grandmothers, managed to win Dima Bilan and then came second in the contest, which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan that year.

As Iurii Aksiuta, a Eurovision commentator for Channel One, revealed on Instagram Story, Russia is in the midst of an artist selection for Eurovision 2020 a after the end of Junior Eurovision 2019 on Sunday night!

Some names have already been heard: Olga Buzova, Alexander Panayotov and Dima Bilan, who wants to return for the third time. Olga Buzova is a television personality who, a few months ago, invited Philipp Kirkorov to sing together at the next Eurovision, while Alexander Panayotov has been trying to compete at ESC since 2005, but still holds the second place in all the national finals!

Source: Wiwibloggs