The 2018 Russian Eurovision hopeful Yulia Samoylova has sent a special video message to the Spanish Eurovision hopefuls Alfred & Amaia, where she sings a special Russian version of the Spanish Eurovision entry Tu canción.
Yulia Samoylova’s dream has come true, she will defending the Russian colours at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest with her song I won’t break.
She has recorded a special message for Spanish national broadcaster TVE and the Spanish audience where she sheds more light on the message behind her Eurovision entry. Yulia speaks about the message behind her Eurovision entry:
You should not stop doing whatever you want, nothing should stop you, you should only depend on yourself and make your own decisions no matter the consequences, only you have the power to decide what happens in your life.
Yulia and her husband love the Spanish Eurovision entry and have made a special cover version of‘ Tu canción in Russian.
Yulia Samoylova in Eurovision
Last year, Russia selected Yulia Samoylova via an internal selection with her entry Flame is burning to fly to Kyiv. Unfortunately, the singer didn’t make it to Eurovision as Channel 1 pulled out of the contest.
Russia withdrew from the competition due to Yulia Samoylova’s ban from entering Ukraine. The broadcaster didn’t broadcast the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, thus the Russians were unable to watch the show from Kyiv.
One year down the road, Russian national broadcaster RTR decided to go internal for Eurovision and selected Yulia Samoylova via an internal selection in order to represent Russia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Yulia will fly to Lisbon with I won’t break:
Russia in Eurovision
Russia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and has won the competition once in 2008 with Dima Bilan‘s Believe.
The Russians have enjoyed massive success in the Eurovision Song Contest with 1 victory (2008), 4 2nd placings (2000, 2006, 2012, 2015), 3 3rd placings (2003, 2007, 2016) and 1 5th placing (2013). The country has never missed a Eurovision final since the introduction of the semifinals in 2004
Russia is set to compete in the Second-Semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 10 May in Lisbon.