Russia will send a disabled singer to Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Ukraine


Russian media informs that the First TV Channel, who is engaged in the selection of contestants from Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years, has decided on the performer who will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev.

According to Life.Ru, Russia will be represented by a disabled singer Yulia Samoilova. A 26-year-old girl appeared on Russian television in 2013 in the “Factor A” talent show, where she amazed the judges.

Samoilova moves around in a wheelchair. She suffers from Werding-Hoffmann Disease, or spinal muscular atrophy type 1 (SMA1), which she was diagnosed with when she was 13 years old. Despite her condition, Yulia Samoilova is full of energy to conquer the Eurovision-2017.

The song the Russian singer is going to perform was named Flame Is Burning, but it has not yet been officially presented.

At the Eurovision-2017 Ukraine will be represented by the band O.Torvald.