A record 43 countries will take part in a musical contest “Eurovision-2017″ in Kiev. One of the main intrigues that unfolded around the show, it was Russia’s participation in the contest, which will be held on the territory of Ukraine. Monday, 31 October, the organizers of “Eurovision” confirmed: one of the contestants will represent Russia.
According to the report, the number of participants in the European musical Olympus competed only twice, in 2008 and 2011. Romania and Portugal are back after a year’s absence, Australia for the third time sends for the main prize your artist. Bosnia and Herzegovina and miss the season, while Austria, Denmark and the UK will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its first participation in the competition.
“The song contest “Eurovision” still brings the audience like no other such event. In 2016, we watched over 200 million viewers, and we look forward to a fantastic show in Kiev,” said Jon Ola sand, Executive Director of the competition.
On the website of the “Eurovision” only lists the participating countries, the names of contestants will be announced later.
We will add, earlier in Kiev voiced not the most welcoming comments about a possible participation of Russian performers. So, the winner of the Ukrainian “factory of stars” the pop star Shakira in an interview with “Apostrophe” argued that the delegation of Russia “as always, aggressive, provocative”. “The competition will take place here on the left coast? Well, but the Russian delegation let it be on the right. Under escort brought and took back. And to be honest, I would generally, in principle, would not allow Russia this year to participate in the Eurovision song contest”, – said the singer who represented Russia at the “Eurovision” in 2009.
It is worth noting that one of the possible candidates for participation in “Eurovision” from Russia called the show “the Voice”, the native of Zaporozhye Alexander Panayotov. In the qualifying rounds of the show he has been involved since 2005.
Ukraine won the right to host Eurovision thanks to the victory in the contest of 2016 singer of Crimean Tatar origin Jamala, which managed to beat the Russian Sergey Lazarev.