Singer Yulia Samoilova failed to qualify for the final of the international music contest “Eurovision”. This is the first time since 2004, when the Russian artist was not able to qualify. In turn, producer of music and entertainment programs of the First channel Yuri Aksyuta said that she has done everything in her power.
Defined all the finalists of the contest “Eurovision-2018”. In the first semi-final, which was held on may 8, became the best performers from Israel, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Albania, Finland, Ireland and Lithuania. From the second semi-finals the representatives of Serbia, Moldova, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Slovenia and Holland.
Russian singer in the finals, which will take place on 12 may in Lisbon, was not in. Also the selection is not passed by the representatives from Romania, Poland, San Marino, Georgia, Poland, Malta, Latvia and Montenegro .
Russian Yulia Samoilova was supposed to perform at the music competition in 2017, but then had difficulties with the Ukrainian authorities, who banned her entry into Kiev, where the competition was held. In preparation for the new show jumping in the Portuguese capital it was replaced by the song “the Flame is Burning” “I Won’t Break”, which, according to Samoilova, allows to better reveal its nature. On the new track worked Leonid Gutkin, Netta Nimrodi and Arye Burstein.
In turn, producer of music and entertainment programs of the First channel Yuri Aksyuta said that she has done everything in her power. “Painful for me personally. This is the first time in my practice, when we of the semi-finals is not out,” he said.
It is worth noting that the only winner from Russia was Dima Bilan with song “Believe”, he managed to do it in 2008.