Russian singer Yulia Samoilova said in an interview with Russia’s Channel One that she was upset to see the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) fail to solve the issue concerning her participation in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. However, she added that she hoped to participate in the contest in the future.
“Of course, I am very much upset, because it was my dream. But I believe and I hope that it may come true in the future,” Samoilova said. “I want to encourage everybody to never give up, live a full life and try to fulfill their dreams,” she added.
Earlier on Thursday, Russia’s Channel One decided to cancel the broadcast of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in light of the entry ban issued by the Ukrainian authorities against the Russian contestant.