Contents tagged with Eurovision

  • Groysman confirms that Eurovision 2017 will be held in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has confirmed that the country will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. He reported this to 1+1 TV channel.

    “There is no way that Ukraine will give up hosting Eurovision. I think that it is a big honor for us and we must make every effort to host the contest at a highly professional level,” he said.

    The Ministry of Culture had previously estimated the cost of hosting the contest will be approximately €14.4 million.

    The National …

  • Crimean authorities propose granting Russian citizenship to Jamala

    The Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimea, Georgy Muradov, stated in Beijing that the pro-Russian authorities recommend that singer Jamala exchange her Ukrainian citizenship for Russian citizenship and return to the occupied Crimea, TASS reported.

    “I emphasize that Crimean residents will always be glad to see Jamala perform. It is her motherland. That is why she only has to change her citizenship to Russian, return to her motherland and give concerts at home,” Georgy Muradov said.

    “The …

  • Ukraine to discuss conditions of Russia's participation in Eurovision 2017

    Only Russian performers who “understand that the annexation of Crimea and the occupation of the Donbas is a crime” should be allowed to participate in the Eurovision contest in 2017, according to a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the Narodny Front, Anton Herashchenko. He said this on the 15th of May while at the Govorit Moskva radio station.

    According to him, Kiev “does not see any obstacles” for contestants who “do not speak out in support of Russia’s aggressive policies” and who “do not …

  • EU Ambassador to Ukraine: Jamala told Europe the truth

    The head of the EU delegation in Ukraine, Jan Tombinski, congratulated the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, on Jamala’s victory at Eurovision 2016, with the performance of the song "1944" dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities in 1944. “I didn’t watch the Eurovision contest but I have already congratulated our friends from the Crimean Tatar organizations, Mr. Chubarov, on Jamala’s success,” Tombinski said.

    He added that Ukraine’s …

  • Jamala to visit Canada

    Ukrainian Singer of Crimean Tatar origin Jamala (real name Susana Jamaladinova), the winner of Eurovision-2016 contest, was invited to visit Canada, reported.

    One of her performances is expected to take place on June 18th during a traditional Ukrainian festival in the city of Mississauga which lies to the West of Toronto and is a part of the Greater Toronto Area.

    Jamala won the Eurovision contest with her song "1944"  which was dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatars …

  • Russia may refuse to participate in next year's Eurovision contest in Ukraine

    Russia may refuse to participate in the next Eurovision contest which will he be held in Ukraine next year.

    Franz Klintsevitch, First Deputy Head of the United Russia faction of the Russian Parliament, made these remarks while speaking to Russian journalists.

    "It wasn't Ukrainian singer Jamala with her 1944 song who won the Eurovision-2016 contest but rather politics took the upper hand over art. And this is the first time it happened so obviously. Next year Eurovision will be held in Kiev …

  • Ukraine wins Eurovision

    Ukrainian Singer Jamala has won the Eurovision contest. Her performance of song “1944” received 534 points bringing her to the top of the competition. The second place was taken by Australian Singer Dami Im, 511 points.Russian contestant, Sergey Lazarev, took the third spot scoring 491 points.Jamala’s song was dedicated to the deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities in 1944.