She represented Russia at last year’s contest with the ballad “I Won’t Break”.
And despite her non-qualification, Julia Samoylova has not been broken.
Instead she has gone from strength to strength, and last month gave a vocally improved live performance of “I Won’t Break” at God Dobrovolca 2018 in the city Veliky Novgorod.Our sources close to Julia reveal that she’s been working with a vocal coach and it really shows.
Unlike her Eurovision performance, there were no added effects or dancers with her on stage. Instead, the focus was all on her and her song. It looks like that played in her favour!
Throughout the entire spectacle, Julia seems way more confident and looks like she enjoyed her performance more. Moreover, her vocal delivery was much stronger than in her appearance at Eurovision. After admitting that both her vocals and stage performance didn’t deserve a spot in the final, it seems Julia has her self-confidence back.
On top of which, her pronunciation has also improved. It is clearly a much stronger performance. In fact, she even included some new notes showing vocal variation. Towards the end, she also sang a line in Russian, for added flourish.
The performance is part of the nation-wide “Year of Volunteering 2018”, which aims to unleash the potential of Russia’s younger generation for the state. Julia definitely honoured those selfless people who give of themselves by giving us her new and improved vocals.
Back in May, Julia ended up in fifteenth place at the second semi-final, thus leading to Russia’s first non-qualification since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004. However, she has continued releasing music. Back in August, we covered the release of her track “Bez Odezhd”. хорошая работа, Julia!
What do you think of Julia’s performance? Do you think that this would’ve been enough to get her through to the final? Let us know down below!
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