Russia: Channel One to announce Alexander Panayotov for Eurovision?

It has been rumoured in Russian tabloid, LIFE, this morning that Alexander Panayotov is being lined up to represent the country at Eurovision 2017.

No official words has come yet, but if it is believed to be true, then Alexander Panayotov will be chosen by the Russian broadcaster, Channel One, as an internal selection for Eurovision 2017. The singer was born in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, although when it was part of the Soviet Union. The last time that Channel One were in charge of Russia’s participation at Eurovision they chose internally also, selecting Polina Gagarina who finished 2nd in the contest behind eventual winners Sweden. Russia have been riding high in the last two years of Eurovision, placing 3rd with Sergey Lazarev in 2016, so they will be wanting to build on their success recently with another great song and voice. The political implications of a Russian win on Ukrainian soil remains to be seen however …

Check out his 2016 hit song, “Nepobedimyy” (Invincible) to check out his amazing style and voice.

In the article in LIFE, Alexander Panayotov is quoted as saying:

“I’ll be happy to represent our country at the contest – for me it is a great honor, but I don’t want to think about it in advance”.
The plot thickens…

Alexander Panayotov recently took part in The Voice of Russia contest, where he was mentored by Russian singer/songwriter Grigory Leps. He came 2nd in the contest placing by eventual winner, Darya Antonyuk. As you can see from his blind audition below, his vocal range is superb and got all 4 judges to turn their chairs around also gaining a massive standing oviation from the audience, in what is dubbed as one of the best blind auditions to come from the Russian version of The Voice.

Keep update with news on this story, we will keep you informed of any developments as they occur…

Source : LIFE.RU

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