State Duma Deputy, Deputy head of the faction “Fair Russia” Oleg Nilov proposed to guide the singer Joseph Kobzon, and also the Alexandrov choir on Eurovision song contest, to be held this year in Kiev. On Friday, February 17, reports TASS.
“Russia has agreed to once again participate. My suggestion, God bless Joseph Davydovich, send it along with the chorus Alexandrov,” — said the MP.
However, he compared the organization of the musical contest in the Ukrainian capital with the intervention of “cultural wing”. Nilov said that the first “Eurovision” is scheduled for may 9, when Russia celebrates the Victory Day. “Never may 9, Eurovision is not started when you try known forces of [the competition] can turn into Orgy”, — expressed concern the Deputy.
In his opinion, this decision was taken consciously. “And some commissioners have suggested, and the current leadership in Kiev may also have something to this Holy day to begin the show,” said Nilov, the Federal news Agency.
This year’s selection of the performer from Russia engaged in the First channel.
Ukraine won the right to host “Eurovision-2017” after singer Jamal with a song “1944” won in the contest last year (held in Stockholm).
Music competition will be held in Kiev. Dates of semi — finals on may 9 and may 11, the final will take place on may 13.