Russian star Dima Bilan, the two-time Eurovision entrant who won the contest on his second attempt in 2008, will still be at this year’s contest in Baku despite losing out in the Russian national final.
He will duet with Eldar Gasimov, and the song they will perform is Obinimi Menya (Hug Me), the song will be presented at the Euroclub in front of all the accredited members of the Press.
“I am going there as a special guest of the competition. The Organizing Committee of Eurovision has invited me to be on air in the second semi-final on May 24. There will be a surprise that I cannot say yet. On 23 May I’ll sing togetherwith the other half the duo who won last year, singer Nikki” he said,
Dima Bilan has made an attempt this year’s Russian national final, in duet with Yulia Volkova, but they lost to the eventual winners ‘Buranovskiye Babushki’.
“Unfortunately, I couldn’t prepare well. Everybody mocked at me, but I reached my wish and go to Baku”, he added.
So in the end he will perform in Baku, let’s hope for a good performance.