Eurovision: Russia calls for rethink over criminialized thespian Julia Samoilova

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Julia Samoilova says she is not dissapoint by a ban

Russia hopes Ukraine will rethink a preference to anathema a Eurovision competitor over a revisit she done to annexed Crimea.

Julia Samoilova has been criminialized from Ukraine for 3 years given she had entered Crimea “illegally” – entering directly from Russia, not around Ukraine.

A Kremlin orator branded the decision “unfair” and called for it to be reconsidered.

Samoilova has pronounced she was “not upset” and “will keep going”.

Decision ‘on conscience’

She told Channel One state-controlled television, that comparison her as Russia’s competitor with her strain Flame is Burning, that she did not know because Ukraine saw “some kind of hazard in a small lady like me”.

“I will keep going. we somehow consider that all will change,” combined Samoilova.

The 27-year-old thespian had achieved in Crimea, annexed by Moscow in 2014, in 2015.

Kremlin orator Dmitry Peskov said: “The preference from a indicate of perspective is positively unfair, it’s unfortunate. And we wish all a same that it will be reconsidered.”

He pronounced a preference to anathema Samoilova “seriously devalues a arriving contest”.

Who is Julia Samoilova?

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Samoilova was comparison only one day before a 13 Mar deadline for nomination

  • The singer-songwriter was innate in Apr 1989 in Ukhta, Russia
  • Her strain Flame is Burning was stoical by Leonid Gutkin, who also constructed Russia’s 2013 and 2015 entries
  • The Russian entrant has been in a wheelchair given childhood, pang from spinal robust atrophy: a neuromuscular commotion causing flesh wastage
  • She was a 2013 finalist in Russia’s X Factor foe and achieved during a opening rite to a 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics

Russian unfamiliar apportion Sergei Lavrov has described a anathema as being “on a conscience” of a events’ organisers.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is due to take place in Kiev in May.

The European Broadcasting Union, that founded Eurovision, has pronounced it is “deeply disappointed” by a news and is vocalization to Ukrainian authorities “with a aim of ensuring that all artists can perform”.

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