We’ve known for over a month that Julia Samoylova will be representing Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. She initially intended to represent her country last year; however, she was banned from entering Ukraine – the host country – due to previously performing in Crimea which was annexed by Russia in 2014. This is a law in the host country, which Julia Samoylova had broken, hence why she was banned from entering the host country and therefore couldn’t perform at the 2017 Eurovision contest.
After all that drama last year, it’s nice to see that Russia upheld their promise of bringing Julia Samoylova back for the following year. Her dream to perform on the Eurovision stage is finally coming true. Last year, she was meant to sing “Flame Is Burning“, but now she’s got a brand new song that we much prefer, titled “I Won’t Break”. An accompanying music video has been dropped too.
The song was written by Leonid Gutkin, Netta Nimrodi, and Arie Burshtein. “I Won’t Break” is filled with such inspiring lyrics that will certainly be expressed by Julia Samoylova to the viewers at home. The thing we’re all wondering is what the staging will be like, as Russia is certainly known for giving it their all on stage.
Watch Julia Samoylova’s Music Video To Eurovision Song “I Won’t Break” Here:
The music video accompanies the song brilliantly, and Julia Samoylova looks a total vision throughout. She completely nails this song in the visual and it certainly excites us to see what she brings come May.
All 43 contestants of the Eurovision Song Contest has now been announced. Here’s our full list: Sennek for Belgium, Saara Aalto for Finland, Waylon for the Netherlands, AISEL for Azerbaijan, Cesar Sampson for Austria, Jessica Mauboy for Australia, Eugent Bushpepa for Albania, Iriao for Georgia, Madame Monsieur for France, Julia Samoylova for Russia, Alfred & Amaia for Spain, Mikolas Josef for the Czech Republic, Ryan O’Shaughnessy for Ireland, Eleni Foureira for Cyprus, Christabelle for Malta, Zibbz for Switzerland, SuRie for the United Kingdom, Rasmussen for Denmark, Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro for Italy, Eye Cue for F.Y.R Macedonia, Franka for Croatia, Netta Barzilai for Israel, Gianna Terzi for Greece, Alekseev for Belarus, Vanja Radovanovic for Montenegro, Sanja Ilic & Balkanika for Serbia, Michael Schulte for Germany, DoReDos for Moldova, AWS for Hungary, Mélovin for Ukraine, Laura Rizzotto for Latvia, Lea Sirk for Slovenia, The Humans for Romania, Sevak Khanagyan for Armenia, Ari Ólafsson for Iceland, Elina Nechayeva for Estonia, Gromee featuring Lukas Meijer for Poland, Jessike featuring Jenifer Brening for San Marino, Claudia Pascoal for Portugal, Alexander Rybak for Norway, Benjamin Ingrosso for Sweden, EQUINOX for Bulgaria, and Netta for Israel.
After Salvador Sobral won for Portugal, last year, with “Amar Pelos Dois”; the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be hosted at the Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal; with the two Semi-Finals taking place on 8 May and 10 May and the Grand Final taking place on 12 May. A total of 43 countries will compete in the contest.