The organisers of the Moscow Eurovision Party have moved the event to April 24, due to feedback from delegations.
The Moscow Eurovision Party 2019 has been moved from April 26 to April 24. The event has been moved by the organisers due to requests from delegations competing in this years Eurovision Song Contest. The 24th has been deemed as a more suitable date to ensure that as many artists as possible are able to attend.
The Vegas Hall in Moscow will once again host the preview party, which will feature singers from across Europe as they promote their participation before the competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Sergey Lazarev has already been confirmed as attending the show, having been confirmed as the Russian entrant yesterday evening. Sergey Lazarev represented Russia at the 2016 contest in Stockholm. With his song “You Are The Only One”, he placed 3rd in the final. Sergey is not the only artist to return to the contest for Russia, as Dima Bilan competed in both the 2006 and 2008 contests, placing 3rd and 1st respectively.
Last year three participants from outside of Russia took to the stage of Vegas Hall to promote their participation. Those acts were Sevak Khanaghyan (Armenia), Aisel (Azerbaijan) and DoReDos (Moldova). Also taking to the stage last year as Julia Samoylova.
Source: Moscow Eurovision Party
Russia debuted in Eurovision 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 in 2008. Dima Bilan won the contest in Belgrade, Serbia with the song “Believe” taking the contest to Moscow in the following year. In 2015 and 2016, Russia finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the final.