Russia 2018: Yulia Samoylova

Russia: Yulia releases her song for Eurovision 2018 – "I Won't Break"

"I Won't Break" is the title of the Russian song for Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The song will be performed by Yulia Samoylova who was also picked for Eurovision 2017.

The Russian singer Yulia Samoylova was picked internally to represent Russia at Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. She was also picked for Eurovision last year, but was later banned from entering Ukraine.

Now Yulia's song for Eurovision 2018 is out: I Won't Break:

Yulia Samoylova - "I Won't Break"

I Won't Break is written by Leonid Gutkin, Netta Nimrodi and Arie Burshtein.

Yulia Samoylova

Yulia Samoylova singing at the opening of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

Yulia Samoylova (29) was born in Ukhta, Komi Republic of Russia. She has won several music competitions in Russia and international.

In 2013 she rose to fame in the TV show "Factor Ain" (equivalent to X Factor), where she reached the second place.

In 2014 she sang the song "Together" at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

In 2017 Yulia was chosen to represent Russia at Eurovision Song Contest 2017, but she was later banned from entering Ukraine. A couple of weeks later, Russia withdrew from Eurovision 2017.

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Since 1994 Russia has participated 20 times in Eurovision Song Contest. They won the contest in 2008 with the song "Believe" performed by Dima Bilan. 

In 2017 the Russian singer Yulia Samoylova was denied entry to Ukraine, and therefore Russia decided to boycot Eurovision 2017.

Until 2017 Russia was the only country who had qualified for the Grand Final every single year since the introduction of the semi-finals back in 2004!

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