Russian pop diva and Eurovision stalwart Philipp Kirkorov has revealed that he is a supporter of Donald Trump. In an interview with BBC News, the “You Are the Only One” songwriter spoke of his long friendship with the American presidential candidate, and his hope for closer relations between Russia and the United States.

Kirkorov, who represented Russia at Eurovision in 1995, first met Trump in 1994 when Kirkorov and his now ex-wife and Russia’s 1997 Eurovision singer Alla Pugacheva performed at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.

Kirkorov told the BBC, “After the show Donald Trump came to our dressing room. We got a big, fantastic gold trophy from him and his organisation for being the first Russian artists to play the Taj Mahal. When Alla and I divorced, I kept the trophy!”

The two men at Miss Universe 2013
The two men at Miss Universe 2013

The men’s friendship was strengthened in 2013 when Trump brought the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow, where Kirkorov was one of the judges for the pageant.

Kirkorov spoke positively of a Trump presidency, and the potential for closer relations between the United States and Russia. He said, “If Trump will be President, the relationship between our countries will be much closer. And I pray for that. Because we are two big countries, two big nations. We must be friends.”

Like Trump, Kirkorov has also been at the centre of much controversy. In 2010 he was accused of slapping, dragging and kicking a female assistant when he was unhappy with the lighting at a concert.

Kirkorov initially denied the reports, but later sought a psychiatric assessment in Israel, before releasing a statement saying, “Twice a year I have serious attacks, when I do not remember or understand anything that I do.”

He later returned to Moscow and was declared mentally sound.

Philipp Kirkorov behind the scenes at Eurovision 2016

 

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Lucina
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You can find some intriguing points in time in this post but I do not know if I see all of them center to heart. There’s some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Very good write-up , thanks and we want a lot more!

Mark B.
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Hillary is not only stupid.. she is aggressive too))

davve
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Do we need more evidence that Russians loves stupid people.. they have a stupid president.. and now they want that a-hole as a uS president.

Jonas
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Zach, if on voting day it looks as there is a chance Trump might win, I implore you to vote for Hillary! Personal conscience is all well and good, but elections have consequences and your non-vote may do more harm. Peace!

Sabi
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Not all the russians love Donald Trump! the ex-Miss Universe 2002 & two times ESC russian spokesperson, Oxana Fedorova don’t want see or hear about him anymore, since she was resigned from her Miss Universe crown back in 2002 due that Trump treated her like a prostitute to have taken her to the Howard Stern show asking uncomfortable questions and was one of the main reasons why she the title.

random.sage2.0
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Not my first time voting Republican (voted in local offices) but my first time voting a Republican presidential candidate.

Trump-Pense 2016!!! Make America Great Again(tm)!

Ern
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I’m voting Trump.

It’s the first time I ever voted for a Republican.

Bermooda
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I wonder who gives f**k?! Kirkorov is not in the list of top-500 influential people of Russia and what he says cannot be regarded as a political statement. Most Russians are indifferent to who the president of the US will be. Of those who are not interested the most think that Donald Trump would be a better choice as he would not start wars. During Obama’s reign, more than 4 mln have been killed in conflicts where Americans are engaged.

jamaladingdong
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He is supporting Trump according to face value. It would be better if he would mind his music career business instead if he is insistent in doing this. He must know well who he is fully supporting or else he will deeply regret his decisions. I am not an anti-Trump btw.

Harut
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Hate Trump
Hillary forever

WTF
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Birds of a feather flock together

John Patrick Jewell III
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It’s the beginning of change.Until last week,we had no idea what Clinton was up to.Its so secret that we had had no idea! Trump is a colorful guy and people in the Republican Party deserve to have fun too.I know the Clintons had fun.

Zach
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As an American who loves Eurovision, I find it a bit disheartening to hear that Philipp Kirkorov a proud Eurovision veteran, would be supporting someone who although praises Russia, one there is nothing wrong in praising Russia if it’s a good thing, it’s another when it comes to other things, but doesn’t hear the vile coming from Donald Trump, if it were convenient to blame Russians on anything he probably would and then what would Philipp say. I also don’t agree with Clinton on her stances. I am not voting for either Democrat or Republican candidates this year as their… Read more »
jr esc nl
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tbh… usa is f*cked either way. hillary and trump are both terrible

an esc fan
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Trump is just a big mouth. He just speaks because he likes to be a star. He does not like Russia and will never do anything as a team with Russia because that means that Putin might overshadow him and for him this is unbearable. But Putin wants Trump as president, because Putin is anything but stupid. Putin knows that Trum’s ego is his weakness, and Putin will know how to use that.

(J)ESC Fanatic
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@o.p

I agree. The same should be applied to the other desperate and pathetic piece of trash…

ct_greece
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hello

Americans stay away from Eurovision because they don’t know better. But unfortunately your country does not stay away from other countries’ politics. So it is only natural that other people express their opinions on your own politics.

Vlad
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Wiwibloggs just searches for any reason to write one more article about Russia. Everyday you post news about russian artists on this blog, i’m already getting sick. And now you touched even political side. Ok, maybe eurofans really need this discusson.

Hello
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Us Americans stay away from Eurovision so we would appreciate for Europeans to stay away from American Politics. Thank You

SmerWine=Plum
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There is nothing strange about a Russian artist (teacher, doctor, engineer, whoever) supporting Trump and not Rusophobic Clinton. So what is the sense of the article?

Charles
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This must be the biggest joke I have ever read and this is not even April’s fool day. How can this Russian-ego-maniac-still-recovering-from-the-1995-flop-in-total-desperation-for-a-win .. associate himself with another … eager-to-be-the-centre-of-attention-in-a-kardashian-way-with-millions-of-dollars-involved-even-if-that-means-being-a-president-of-the-united-states … wait … hold on … it makes perfect sense … only people with over-the-top egos can understand each other … This is just … pathetic. @Essy: What else would one expect from these 2? One wants desperately to win Eurovision for no other reason but personal gain … the other wants to rule the USA as if he was ruling the world … What else can one expect from people… Read more »
Paul D.
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The only thing that I agree with him is that the relations between Russia – US would be better, and I think all superpower nations of the world should be in good relations

o.p
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Donald Trump should be in jail.

Zebb
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The article strongly needs to be followed by another with some ukrainian artist political assessment, bcause some won’t stay with ‘don’t bring politics’ while seeing this nailed to affected country 🙂

(J)ESC Fanatic
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Actually, they are both human form monsters. Truly awful and disgusting.

(J)ESC Fanatic
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I always disliked this guy and now I dislike him even more.

mailan
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OMG….Kirkorov and Trump are the same ligue, sick minds

jsk
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i dont tjink most self-hating gay , he oppenly support gay rights in russia like sergey and dima.. he spoke against that antigay law also.. he is just a very big diva i think

Bermooda
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Politicization of Eurovision. Now Politicization of Wiwibloggs.

Essy
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By reading the text, I really get the feeling that this “friendship” is only based on benefits from each other….

Polegend Godgarina
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I swear he’s by far the most self-hating gay on this planet.