Richard and Michelle are on their way back home from a successful promotional trip to Moscow. Their time was spent touring and promoting “Coming Home” in the city of Moscow. They have also taken part in the yearly popular event “Russian Eurovision Party” organised by the team of Graffa in collaboration with EBU and OGAE Russia. The full event kicked off early in the afternoon with a press conference for all the delagates in the hotel followed by a welcome drink and inteviews at the one of the most popular fashionable restaurants called Karlson.
Later in the afternoon the participants had a full sound check and rehearsal. The evening continued with a dinner party while the artists entertained the guests that were present for the event. Richard and Michelle represented the band Firelight. They gave a live performance of three songs; a cover version of Adele “Someone Like You”, Richard’s second runner up in the 2011 Malta Eurovision national final called “Finally” and this year’s Malta’s Eurovision entry “Coming Home“. Along with Firelight from Malta, there were also Valentina Monetta representing San Marino with her song “Maybe”, Cristina Scarlat from Moldova with “Wild Sould”, Teo who will represent Belarus with his song “Cheesecake”, Mei Feingold who came all the way from Israel to participate with her song “Same Heart” and last but not least, Dilara Kazimova from Azerbaijan. Kazimova is expected to visit Malta at the end of the week to promote her song “Start A Fire”.
The party attracted a large number of Russian and foreign media and it will be shown on several Russian speaking TV channels in a number of former Russian countries. The TV channels present for the show included First Channel Russia, Channel One Russia, Moscow 24, HTB, TV Rain, RT Russia Today, MTV Russia and Belarus First Channel. Other media present for the show included Radio Love, OK Magazine which is one of the most popular weekly celebrity magazines, newspapers and web media.
The Ambassador of Denmark in Russia was present for the event. A representative of VisitDenmark.com was also present and gave out three free holiday packages to Copenhagen which included flights, accommodation and tickets to watch the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Eurovision Song Contest will take place on 6, 8 and 10 May. Firelight will represent Malta in the second semi-final on Thursday 8 May.