In the 42nd part of 'Destination Lisbon', our feature counting down to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, we get to know Julia Samoylova from who will represent Russia with the song 'I Won’t Break'.
In March, broadcaster Channel One confirmed that Julia Samoylova will represent Russia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with the song I Won’t Break.
Julia was selected internally. She was originally chosen to represent Russia last year with the song Flame Is Burning but was ultimately not able to attend the contest. Back then, broadcaster Channel One promised that Julia would eventually represent Russia at the next contest — a commitment the broadcaster has lived up to.
Singer-songwriter Julia Samoylova was born on October 7, 1989 in Ukhta, Russia. Julia, who has used a wheelchair since childhood, was a finalist in The X Factor in Russia. Julia performed during the opening ceremony of the Winter Paralympics in Sochi in 2014. She has also won an award called Alla’s Golden Star, which was named after Russia's 1997 Eurovision participant Alla Pugacheva.
Earlier this month, Julia Samoylova, DoReDos (Moldova), Philip Kirkorov and Kristian Kostov visited the Russian daily talkshow Let Them Talk which was dedicated to Julia and her Eurovision Song Contest journey:
Julia's song I Won't Break was written by Netta Nimrodi, Leonid Gutkin and Arie Burshtein.
Eurovision.tv caught up with the Russian singer-songwriter and asked her a few questions:
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Julia Samoylova will represent Russia in the second Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on the 10th of May.
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