Zaporizhzhia-born singer Alexander Panayotov returns to the Russian rumour list every year. Following a recent comment made by Philipp Kirkorov to RIA Novosti, many speculated that Panayotov might be the Dream Team‘s Eurovision 2022 act. However, The Voice of Russia 2016 participant has shared that he has not heard anything regarding Russia’s Eurovision 2022 plans.
Speaking to Russkoe Radio, Panayotov talked about his numurous “almost Eurovision” experiences. When asked by host Alla Dovlatova about whether not going to Eurovision was his personal pet peeve, Panayotov answered: “It’s a pet peeve every single year of course.”
Subsequently, while asked about a potential entry for a national final, the singer answered that he was unaware whether there was going to be one. “Nobody has communicated anything to me yet,” he said.
Next to that, he did not rule out the possibility that the act might have been chosen internally already, similar to what happened in 2019.
Speaking about his own initiative towards Eurovision, the “Milliony” hitmaker said that he was always ready to take part in the contest. But so far he has not approached anybody within Russian broadcaster VGTRK or its channel Russia-1.
While recording Russia-1’s New Year programme Little Blue Light recently, Panayotov came across the channel’s producer Gennadiy Gokhstein. “I met Gennadiy in the corridor, I greeted him. I said ‘Good evening, Gennady’,” Panayotov told Alla Dovlatova. However, he acknowledged that he forgot to tell the main producer of VGTRK’s Russia-1 about his interest in going to the contest.
Concluding the interview segment jokingly, Panayotov stated: “In short, I am now sending him an ardent hello! Remember me [when thinking of Eurovision]!”
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Meanwhile, amid all the chatter, both Philipp Kirkorov and Klava Koka are denying involvement in Russia’s entry. Both artists appeared at the recording of the annual Song of the Year festival. Talking to journalists, Kirkorov seemed surprised by the many questions surrounding Eurovision.
“Have you lost your mind? Where have you gotten it from that it is Klava Koka?” Kirkorov said to a large group of journalists. Speaking to Dni.ru, Kirkorov added: “I have established such a goal for myself: bringing Eurovision to Russia. It’s not important in what way, but I will bring it.”
Would you like to see Alexander Panayotov at Eurovision 2022? Or would you rather see someone else? Let us know in the comments down below!
As a Russian citizen, I couldn’t care less whether it’s him, Lazarev or Bilan (well, more or less) — I want to hear the song first!
Some people are trolling poor Panayotov every year spreading news that he is the one to represent Russia. Dear Wiwibloggs, don’t take part in this troll-party 🙂
Because there isn’t a webpage of wiwibloggs for off topic things, I’ll post it here. The song titles of Pabandom Is Naujo are revealed: Aldegunda – “Holiday” Art?ras Aleksiejus – “Out of mind” August? Vedrickait? ft. under – “Before you’re 6 ft under” Basas Pegasas – “Ponai” (Gentlemen) Clockwork Creep – “Grow” Elonas Pokanevi? – “Someday” Emilijana Katauskait? – “Illuminate” Emilija Valiukevi?i?t? – “Overload” Erica Jennings – “Back to myself” Gabriel? Goštautait? – “Over” GABREA – “Make It Real” Gebrasy – “Into Your Arms” Geleibra – “Aš jau?iu tave” (I feel you) Gintar? Korsakait? – “Fantasy Eyes” Ieva Zasimauskait? –… Read more »
You could’ve posted this under the most recent article about Lithuania. One of the songs is actually released and that’s overload. I took a listen to it and made a little critique of it in the article
True, didn’t think about it when I posted this comment. When I saw the song title reveals, I just thought “I have to share this in the most recent Wiwibloggs article.”
Is mariya yaremchuck going for ukraine?
This Philipp Kirkorov should be banned from all music events – because he is always touching the girls (if they want that or not) – and they know that he is a powerful dude in the music industry in Russia ….if they say something against him – their career would be over. I really dislike (former word: hate) that person!
Isn’t Philip gay? But of course this doesn’t excuse his behaviour.
I dislike him too….
I’d like to see them holding a national final again, this time with proper preparations and more entries. This year it seemed like a last minute move, it was quite a weak selection for a country like Russia. On the other hand, I don’t know if I want them to win. I’m a big fan of Russian music, but there would be so much controversy and drama should they host the contest.
More so than when they hosted in 2009. I can just see certain countries, namely Ukraine, not participate out of difficult problems with the host country. 2017 could be repeated–Russia didn’t attend the contest in Ukraine, and I can imagine Ukraine returning the “favor” if Russia wins again.
Moscow would be amazing though it’s so beautiful!