Julia Samoylova has revealed via VK that she does not like the official music video for “I Won’t Break”, her entry for Eurovision 2018.
Russia’s entrant for Eurovision 2018 has expressed her dislike for the official music video for her song “I Won’t Break”. The singer revealed during a VK live stream that the video that was produced did not meet her own expectations or ideas. Julia stated during the live stream which took place during the past weekend that;
I honestly did not like it very much, I thought of a whole bunch of things at the stage of the idea, and this is the case when expectations and reality do not coincide when I imagined a lot of things, but that’s not so important.
Head of Delegation Yuri Aksyuta responded by saying that the music video played a more practical function than an artistic one, adding;
When I talked to the director, I specifically set the task for the viewer to remember Julia’s face.
Julia Samoylova was born in Ukhta, a small industrial town in the Russian North, on October 7, 1989. A singer, composer and songwriter, she has won multiple music competitions both in Russia and abroad. She was the runner-up of the Russian version of The X Factor and took part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympics.
She was selected to represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Flame is Burning”, but the country withdrew. This year, she will be performing “I Won’t Break” in Lisbon.
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest Russia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and has gone on to be one of the most successful countries in the contest. Since the mid-00s Russia has had a string of strong results including their first and only victory to date in 2008. Dima Bilan won the contest in Belgrade, Serbia with the song “Believe” taking the contest to Moscow the following year. In the 2015 and 2016, Russia finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the final.