There were rumours in the past days that Russia might be withdraw from this year’s ESC. The announcement was made in the Russian news in a quite unspectacular way. The singer Julia Samoylova will be singing “Flame Is Burning”. The singer is bound to a wheelchair. This is not the first time in the ESC history, Monika Kuszyńska from Poland could reach the Grand Final in Vienna with “In The Name Of Love” and came 23rd.
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My first Eurovision Song Contest I watched behind the walls of the former GDR in 1987. This was even possible at that time! Since then I am following the ESC every year on TV. In 2004 I had the chance to watch it live in Istanbul. Due to the fact that Jens and Bernd have collected many interviews, photos, etc. the idea came up to show all this contest to the public. We founded the website eurovisionlive.com and we have been one of the first to offer the medium internet for the Eurovision Song Contest.