The official video for Russia’s song by Julia Samoylova has just been released, and as we announced earlier the song will be called “I won’t break”.
In an interview with Channel One Russia, Julia said
“This is a song about me. It’s as if the authors did their very best to set my own thoughts and feelings to music. It’s not so much a tender ballad as a song about strength”
Yuri Aksyuta, Head of the Russian delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest and Head of Music Programming at Channel One Russia, said:
“We have a great performer, a great song and a beautiful show full of meaning. As always, we expect a lot from the contest that is very popular in our country. Russia is back!”
The new song for Julia was written by the same international team that produced “Flame Is Burning” for Samoylova the year before. They are Leonid Gutkin, Netta Nimrodi and Arie Burshtein.
Leonid Gutkin, who had previously written songs for ex- Russian Eurovision contestants such as Dina Garipova (2013) and Polina Gagarina (2015) said:
“This is a very personal song. This is a song about Julia’s strength that inspires so many people. The song mentions a castle built of sand that looks very fragile but in fact is rock-solid.”
Russia has done extremely well over the last few years,coming 2nd in 2015 with Polina Gagarina and then 3rd in 2016 with Sergey Lazarev. Give a listen to Julia Samoylova’s “I Won’t Break” here:
What do you think of the song? Could Russia reach the top 3 again this year? Let us know in the comments section below.
Don’t forget you can see all the Eurovision songs announced so far with our Youtube playlist