During tonight’s second semi-final, she’ll sit atop a plinth that rises into the air to create Mount Samoylova — Russia’s most fabulous peak.
Russia’s First Channel arranged the brief meeting between the “I Won’t Break” singer and Portugal’s biggest jazz star on Tuesday.
Writing on Instagram afterwards, she described the “Amar pelos dois” singer as “a wonderful, really bright boy.”
Speaking to wiwibloggs, Julia says she was impressed by Salvador’s kindness and empathy for all that she’s been through. She also told him about seeing the ocean for the very first time during her trip to Portugal.
On Sunday Julia caught up with wiwibloggs ahead of the Eurovision 2018 Opening Ceremony. Working a purple lip and a brightly coloured t-shirt with glittering jacket, she made a major fashion statement: “I like bright colours. This is my style at home too.”
She also introduced us to her dog Timoshka.
“He is five years old and he is like my bodyguard.”
Why did she bring him? “I was just thinking that the blue carpet is such a comfortable atmosphere and he likes to communicate with people. And also he is part of our family.”
Her song is “I Won’t Break,” so we had to know: What keeps her strong during difficult times?
“I remember my family, my parents and my close relatives who support me a lot. That makes me feel strong.”
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