Tonight the last pre-party of the season will take place in the Russian capital ahead of next month’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The Moscow Eurovision Party takes place at the Vegas Hall in Moscow tonight, which will feature singers from across Europe as they promote their participation before the competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Attending the pre-party is:
- Austria – PAENDA
- Belarus – Zena
- Croatia – Roko
- Czech Republic – Lake Malawi
- Denmark – Leonora
- Ireland – Sarah McTernan
- Moldova – Anna Odobescu
- Montenegro – D mol
- Russia – Sergey Lazarev
- Serbia – Nevena Bozovic
- Spain – Miki
- United Kingdom – Michael Rice
Four other promotional parties have taken place this month across Europe, those being:
- Eurovision In Concert (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- London Eurovision Party (London, United Kingdom)
- Eurovision PreParty Riga (Riga, Latvia)
- PreParty ES (Madrid, Spain)
Tonight’s party in Moscow is the last promotional party to take place this year, before rehearsals start in Tel Aviv within the next few weeks.
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.