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Russia: Dima Bilan recalls his Eurovision past | Is he preparing for his third participation?

He is one of the most popular artists in his country and the only winner of Eurovision for Russia (2008 with Believe). We are talking, of course, about Dima Bilan, who at the age of 39 seems to have a strong desire to be on the stage of the contest for the third time.

With Dima Bilan, Russia in Eurovision 2022?

Earlier, through a video he posted on his social networks, Dima Bilan recalls his first entry in the competition in 2006 in Athens, where with Never Let You Go, he took second place. Commenting, Duma Bilan states:

Do you remember how Eurovision brings people together? What a strong spirit of support and integration? Wasn’t it nice? Should we repeat it…?

 

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The video has garnered over 50,000 likes in four hours, and the responses to comments on Dima Bilan’s possible return to the Eurovision Song Contest are more than encouraging.

Russia at Eurovision 2022

As usual, Russia surprises us with its decisions for its respective participations in the competition, since little information sees the light of day, before the official announcements.

Responsible for Russia’s entry in Eurovision in 2022 is the Russia 1, with which Philipp Kirkorov has been collaborating with the Dream Team in recent years. Apart from the shocking unexpected, the Russia channel will trust the same team again this year, which has also brought them significant successes. This year’s ninth place of Manizha and Russian Woman, a song that was especially loved by fans, but found itself in relatively low positions for Russia, especially in the public voting, proved that no country alone has a guaranteed place in the top 5…

Although it is still early and the first processes have started in Russia, it is no coincidence that in the summer Dimitris Kontopoulos and Elias Kokotos were in Moscow, where they also had meetings with various artists. The fact is that we are far from any decisions, but the interest of Dima Bilan is also a given.

After this year’s mediocre position for the data of Russia, but also the low numbers in the television viewing, the channel Russia will want a popular artist, who will raise the numbers and the interest, hoping of course to win a very good position. In this equation, Dima Bilan can be the solution…

Below is the first entry of Dima Bilan in the competition:

Would you like to see Dima Bilan again at the Eurovision Song Contest?

Russia: Philipp Kirkorov is not included in Ukraine’s “Black List” anymore

Five days ago, Ukraine’s goverment has decided to include the Russian Pop Star Philipp Kirkorov in the “Black List” and ban him from entering the country, among other 200 Russian artists.

However, the Russian artist has made an instagram post to reasure his fans and followers that his name is not included in the list anymore and his fans will be able to keep on listening to his music.

I’m sending a piece of my heart and soul to every fan I have in Ukraine. I’m feeling very happy and proud with with the unexpected announcement from government authorities.

At the weekend, Ukraine’s government authorities, has removed my name from “Black List”. Thank you all for your support and your love.

We all have the right to decide what to watch or what to listen to, all by ourselves. And you proved that music and politics shouldn’t be related.

You proved to the whole world that your voice, the voice of the people, is much more powerful than every goverment agency. You showed a friendly face to Russia and I’m really hoping that the two countries will be friendly and show respect to each other. Maybe, there is still hope that the whole situation between us will be improved

Philipp Kirkorov

The Russian artist represented the country in Eurovision 1995 and has been part of the “Dream Team” ,as a co-writer , the last 15 years.

 

 

Russia: Philipp Kirkorov in the spotlight – Zivert’s chances for Eurovision are reduced!

A big controversy broke out yesterday in the Russian showbiz with Russian pop singer and member of the Dream Team, Philipp Kirkorov and the producer of the singer Svetlana Loboda, Natella Krapivina, as the main actors.

The occasion was the appearance of Philipp Kirkorov with the influencer-rapper Dava Manukyan on the red carpet of the Muz Tv awards and the photo they uploaded, in which they are surrounded by half-naked men.

The specific post on Instagram was commented by Natella Krapivina, producer and director of Svetlana Loboda, writing “Horror show in every way. “In the old days in the Caucasus, such people were cut up and made into kebabs.”

Krapivina’s comment was answered by Phillip Kirkorov, posting a video on Instagram, in which he directly accused her of arrogance, toxicity and hypocrisy, as she claims that she is progressive, while at the same time she wishes people to die. In the same post he blamed her for the fact that a Loboda appearance had strong similarities with an older Beyonce appearance.

Philipp Kirkorov has received rave reviews from celebrities such as Little Big Sonya, Melovin and Natalia Gordienko.

The famous Russian singer Zivert, however, seems to have liked Krapivina’s initial comment, something that Dava Manukyan also noticed, accusing her on Instagram of hypocrisy, since she has collaborated with Kirkorov. At the same time, Dava asked Kirkorov “not to cooperate in the future with people who smile at them but want to send them to the barbecue.”

Therefore, although it was one of the most rumored names, Zivert’s chances of representing Russia at Eurovision 2022 in collaboration with the Dream Team seem to be significantly reduced.

Meanwhile, Krapivina announced the end of its cooperation with Loboda and its departure from Russian showbiz.

In a video she posted, she admitted that her comment was harsh, explaining that she was not addressing all members of the LGBT community but the “atalants promoted by Kirkorov” and the “circus of Russian showbiz”. In addition, she stated that she proves her tolerance every day and accused Philipp Kirkorov of distorting her comment, while he has not actively supported members of the LGBT community in Russia. He also referred to previous incidents with Kirkorov, the fact that Loboda is the producer of a great success and claimed that Kirkorov repeatedly asked Loboda to cooperate in recent months, but she refused.

Svetlana Loboda on the other hand stated that her views do not coincide with those of her (former) producer and apologized to anyone who was offended or hurt.

Meanwhile, Roskomnadzor (Russia’s Communications, Information and Media Supervision Service) said it would investigate Muz Tv Awards material for violations of a law banning the promotion of “non-traditional sex with minors”. during the day and without the sign 18+. It is the law that was passed in Russia in 2013, became known as the “law of gay propaganda” and was condemned by the international community.

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Russia: Dream Team in Moscow | Preparations for Eurovision 2022 have begun!

Immediately after the end of this year’s contest, Philipp Kirkorov stated that in 2022 he will return to Eurovision for Russia. Dream Team does not seem to lose any time, since Dimitris Kontopoulos and Elias Kokotos are in Moscow, as according to our information, the trip for Eurovision 2022 has just begun!

Russia 1 channel will select the representative of the country for the next competition, so it is easy to understand that in all probability in the project for the next entry of Russia we will see the Dream Team involved. Philipp Kirkorov and Dimitris Kontopoulos will be the creators of the song, Fokas Evangelinos will be the artistic director, while Elias Kokotos will be the project manager.

Two third and one seventh place are the last places of Dream Team with the colors of Russia in the contest and they want this good series to continue.

Dimitris Kontopoulos and Elias Kokotos are in Moscow, for the first processes related to Eurovision 2022. Clearly what matters is the choice of the artist, but also of the song. The Russia 1 channel has proved that they are primarily interested in the television viewing of the competition in the country, so we should not rule out the choice of a big name for Russia next year.

Russia was represented this year by Manizha with the Russian Woman, occupying the ninth place in the grand final:

Who do you like to see representing Russia next year in Italy?

Moldova: Dream Team’s response to accusations about the result of televoting!

In response to the Aftonbladet article, which was republished on various websites, Dream Team responded. Dream Team’s spokesman referred to all the allegations in the article, such as manipulating the outcome of televoting in small countries so that Natalia Gordienko could get as many votes as possible and avoid a bad outcome, as betting companies had predicted.

We have proved our love for this competition for many years. Why would we suddenly start handling telephone lines only in the semifinals and not in the finals? These categories are outrageous. In Portugal, for example, there is a large diaspora from Moldova. Greece usually supports our entries.

By no means are countries like France or the Czech Republic small enough to influence televoting. Natalia Gordienko’s song became a hit in Russia and was played on Russian radio channels throughout Europe.

We should not be surprised if the Russian Diaspora, for example, in Latvia and Estonia voted for it in the semifinals when there was no Russian artist to vote for.

Dream Team

We remind you that Natalia Gordienko’s Sugar took 13th place in the grand final, but took 12th place in the televoting, adding another entry to those of Dream Team, which go better in the public vote than the juries.

Source: Aftonbladet, Dream Team

Moldova: Natalia Gordienko will present a medley with the successes of the Dream Team in the contest! (video)

Preparations for Natalia Gordienko continue, as on March 4 she will present from the Crave Theater in Moscow, in a glamorous event, her entry in the Eurovision 2021 Song Contest, Sugar. Read more

Moldova: The presentation of Sugar’s video clip on March 4 from the Crave Theater in Moscow!

From a historic place, the Crave Theater in Moscow  and with an impressive event, will be the first official presentation of the video clip of Sugar, Moldova’s entry in Eurovision 2021, next Thursday, March 4.

Recently, through her personal Instagram account, Natalia Gordienko revealed that we will see for the first time the video clip of her song in this year’s contest, Sugar, on Thursday, March 4th.

 

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In fact, for Sugar’s debut, she organizes a brilliant event. Specifically at the Grand Theater in Moscow and with invited important and popular eurostars, such as Sergey Lazarev, Ani Lorak, Polina Gagarina, the official presentation will take place. At the event, of course, we will watch the host Natalia Gordienko, interpreting all the participations of the Dream Team in the contest.

The event, as well as the red carpet that will precede, we will have the opportunity to watch it live through Natalia Gordienko’s YouTube channel. The streaming will start at 18.00 CET. Immediately after the presentation of the video at the Crave Theater, Sugar will be made available on YouTube through the official channel of the contest.

We remind you that the music of the song is signed by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philipp Kirkorov, the lyrics by Sharon Vaughn, the director is Fokas Evangelinos, while the vocal teacher is Victoria Chalkiti. Project manager of the project is Elias Kokotos.

So be patient until Thursday, March 4, where we will see the video clip of Sugar, a song that will be discussed a lot and we believe it will stand out!

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Moldova: Natalia Gordienko will sing Sugar in Rotterdam!

Natalia Gordienko and the Dream Team, who are signing the Moldovan entry this year, are literally almost ready for Eurovision 2021. The song is in its final form, the video has already been shot, and rehearsals for the stage show have begun.

Today, the Moldavian singer, revealed the title of the song for Eurovision 2021, which is Sugar.

 

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Initially, as we wrote in our previous articles, it is a song that has nothing to do with Prison, last year’s song of Natalia Gordienko in the contest. It is quite sexy and very special. It is loyal to the pop music scene that is currently breaking ground in Eastern Europe. Characteristic songs of the genre are many recent releases of Svetlana Loboda, Max Barkish, Zivret, Dima Bilan etc.

It is a sound like the one that Maruv first tried to bring to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019, the Siren Song. The difference between them is that Gordienko’s song is more melodic, while its orchestration is more with western elements.

You have already read about the statements of both Gordienko and Kirkorovas well as others, which predict a very positive result in Eurovision 2021. In our opinion, the chances for the top 5 are high, as it is certain that it will do extremely well in televoting of Eastern Europe but also in Western European countries, where significant populations of the former Soviet states live, as it is a sound very familiar to them.

The title of the song has not been announced yet, but Natalia Gordienko promised us a sweet surprise. The music is written by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philipp Kirkorov, the lyrics by Sharon Vaughn, the director is Fokas Evangelinos, while the vocal teacher is Victoria Chalkiti. Project manager of the project is Elias Kokotos.

The video clip of the song is expected to be announced by March 8.

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Moldova: We listened to Natalia Gordienko’s Eurovision song and we present it to you! EXCLUSIVE

Natalia Gordienko and the Dream Team, who are signing the Moldovan entry this year, are literally almost ready for Eurovision 2021. The song is in its final form, the video has already been shot, and rehearsals for the stage show have begun. We had the pleasure to listen to the final version of the song and we present our impressions!

Initially, as we wrote in our previous articles, it is a song that has nothing to do with Prison, last year’s song of Natalia Gordienko in the contest. It is quite sexy and very special. It is loyal to the pop music scene that is currently breaking ground in Eastern Europe. Characteristic songs of the genre are many recent releases of Svetlana Loboda, Max Barkish, Zivret, Dima Bilan etc.

It is a sound like the one that Maruv first tried to bring to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019, the Siren Song. The difference between them is that Gordienko’s song is more melodic, while its orchestration is more with western elements.

 

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You have already read about the statements of both Gordienko and Kirkorov, as well as others, which predict a very positive result in Eurovision 2021. In our opinion, the chances for the top 5 are high, as it is certain that it will do extremely well in televoting of Eastern Europe but also in Western European countries, where significant populations of the former Soviet states live, as it is a sound very familiar to them.

The title of the song has not been announced yet, but Natalia Gordienko promised us a sweet surprise. The music is written by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philipp Kirkorov, the lyrics by Sharon Vaughn, the director is Fokas Evangelinos, while the vocal teacher is Victoria Chalkiti. Project manager of the project is Elias Kokotos.

The video clip of the song is expected to be announced by March 8.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Moldova’s entry in Eurovision 2021!

Moldova: Producer of a Eurovision winning song predicts top3 for Natalia Gordienko!

The Dream Team is in the final stretch for Moldova‘s entry with Natalia Gordienko in Eurovision 2021. In fact, after the statements for victory of the singer herself, but also of Philipp Kirkorov, a new relevant statement comes to further strengthen our expectations, for the Moldovan entry in the upcoming contest.

“We are preparing the winning song”

Natalia Gordienko, together with Dimitris Kontopoulos and Elias Kokotos, is in the last days in Kiev, where she is preparing the video clip of her song. The information tells us that this is a blockbuster video, which we rarely see in the contest, the costs of which have been borne by the singer herself.

From Kiev and shortly after the official announcement of the Moldovan public television that Natalia Gordienko will represent the country again, the popular singer said that together with Dream Team they are preparing the winning entry in Eurovision 2021.

It is an honor and a privilege to represent Moldova at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam! I look forward to working with this incredible dream team! We have already started working on creating the winning song in the most important song contest in the world!

“Moldova will be at least in the top 5”

Yana Rukdovskaya, one of the most important music producers in Russia and responsible for Dima Bilan’s two songs in Eurovision, took the baton of statements. Among others is wife of Evgeni Plushenk, the gold medalist in ice skating, who appeared with Dima Bilan on the stage of the competition in 2008.

Yana Rudkovskaya uploading a photo with Philipp Kirkorov saying that she has already heard the song, also knowing many other secrets, in relation to the Moldovan entry (obviously the script of the stage appearance), expresses the certainty that Natalia Gordienko with her song will definitely be in top5 and most likely in top3.

“A sweet surprise with a Greek signature”

The song that both Natalia Gordienko and Philipp Kirkorov presented as a “sweet” surprise has a strong Greek presence. Of course it is a melody by Dimitris Kontopoulos, while the vocal teacher is Victoria Chalkiti. The director is Fokas Evangelinos, while the project manager of the whole project is Elias Kokotos.

As you first read in Eurovisionfun, the new song will have nothing to do with Prison, that is, last year’s participation of Natalia Gordienko. The song will be dance… a lot of dance! Its sound is in a style that flourishes in the countries of Eastern Europe. It’s a piece about sex and youth. Natalia is expected to set fire with her sexy presentation. The song along with the clip is expected to be presented by March 8.

We can assure you since we are lucky to have heard the song, that Yana Rukdovskaya’s prediction is not at all excessive!

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