Philipp Kirkorov

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Philipp Kirkorov
Филипп Киркоров
Philipp Kirkorov at Christmas Song of the Year 2015.jpg
Kirkorov performing in 2015
Filip Bedrosov Kirkorov

(1967-04-30) 30 April 1967 (age 55)
NationalityBulgarian, Armenian
OccupationSinger, Producer
Years active1985–present
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
(m. 1994; div. 2005)
Parent(s)Bedros Kirkorov (b. 1932)
Victoria Likhacheva (1937—1994)[4]

Philipp Bedrosovich[5][6][7] Kirkorov PAR (Russian: Филипп Бедросович Киркоров; Bulgarian: Филип Бедросов Киркоров, romanizedFilip Bedrosov Kirkorov; born 30 April 1967) is a Bulgarian-born Russian pop singer. He is a five-time winner of the "Best Selling Russian Artist" title at the World Music Awards ceremonies.


Philipp Kirkorov was born on 30 April 1967 in Varna, Bulgaria. His father, Bedros Kirkorov, is a Bulgarian-born singer of Armenian descent.[8][9]

In 1990, Kirkorov won the Grand Prix in the competition "Shlyager-90" (Hit-90) in Leningrad with the song "Nebo i Zemlya" (Sky and Earth). In 1992, his music video to the song "Atlantida" was selected as "Music Video of the Year". His popularity began to spread outside of Russia and he toured in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Israel.

In 1994, he proposed to Alla Pugacheva and she accepted. On 13 January the couple announced their engagement in Moscow. On 15 March the marriage was registered in St. Petersburg by then-mayor Anatoly Sobchak. On 15 May the wedding of Kirkorov and Pugacheva took place in Jerusalem. Kirkorov represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 held in Dublin with the song "Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana" ('Lullaby for the volcano') and finished in 17th place. He co-wrote the Belarusian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, "Work Your Magic" for Dmitry Koldun, wrote the 2008 Ukrainian entry "Shady Lady", performed by Ani Lorak, and also co-composed Moldova's Eurovision entry for the 2021 contest, "Sugar", which was performed by Natalia Gordienko. He was also a judge in the second season of Music Idol in Bulgaria. Kirkorov makes a cameo in Verka Serduchka's video "Do Re Mi". Other than his native Bulgarian, he is fluent in Russian, and is proficient in Spanish and English.[10]

In December 2012 he signed an open letter criticizing a St. Petersburg bill banning "homosexual propaganda", along with pop stars like Dima Bilan and Valery Syutkin.[11]

Public image and controversies[edit]

Kirkorov at "New Wave Junior 2015" in Artek

Kirkorov has maintained a "bad boy" public image for most of his career and has caused a number of media controversies.

The most notorious scandal followed an incident in Rostov-on-Don on 20 May 2004. At a press conference he insulted (using Russian obscene language) Irina Aroyan, a female journalist who had asked why so many of his songs were covers of American and European hits.[12] During the ensuing discussion, Kirkorov eventually told Aroyan that he was "tired of her pink blouse, her tits, and her microphone" and demanded that she leave the room immediately. When she eventually did, his bodyguards attacked her outside and destroyed her tape recorder. The incident led to a major response and discussions in the mass media. On 11 August 2004, Kirkorov was found guilty of insults (article 130 of the Russian penal code) and was fined 60,000 rubles (about 2000 US dollars at the time).[13]

Bandleader Bedros Kirkorov is the father of Philipp Kirkorov

At a pro-Viktor Yanukovych candidacy concert during the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election Kirkorov's father, Bulgarian singer Bedros Kirkorov, mistakenly called on Ukrainians to vote for the opposing candidate Viktor Yushchenko – to wild cheers from the audience.[14]

There was also an incident where Kirkorov sent his guards to attack the Russian rock singer and DDT band frontman Yuri Shevchuk after their emotional skirmish in a public place (as known, Shevchuk keeps no guards of his own). The reason for the argument reportedly were Shevchuk's offensive statements against Kirkorov, his wife, and his alleged lip-synching.[15][16]

On 15 May 2009 Kirkorov resigned as head of the Russian jury at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, which has a 50% say in who will be national Russian Eurovision representative, after having been seen posing for cameras with Greek entry Sakis Rouvas and having dinner with Norwegian entry Alexander Rybak.[17] Furthermore, Kirkorov admitted that he and Rouvas had been personal friends for years. Since the integrity of the jury was deemed damaged, Kirkorov had little option but to resign once these stories had been made public.[18]

On 3 September 2009 Philipp Kirkorov, clad in his (in)famous 2008 Music Awards 'gold' suit was caught on camera while 'confiscating' the camera belonging to journalist Veronica Kozlova. Since the act could have been interpreted according to the law as a robbery, some reports said the singer was facing 2 to 7 years' imprisonment and a heavy fine. All charges were dropped, however, and Kirkorov stated that his actions were 'provoked' by the journalist. Kozlova was immediately dubbed 'Pink Blouse the Second' by her colleagues and other journalists.[19]

Another incident occurred on 4 December 2010, when he allegedly slapped a female assistant because he was unhappy with the lighting at a concert venue. The woman, later identified as Marina Yablokova, threatened to sue Kirkorov. As a result, Kirkorov fled to Israel[20] and had himself interned at a psychiatric hospital.[21] On 7 December 2010 the singer publicly admitted that he had psychological problems on his official website and apologized to his latest victim.[22]

Russian actor Nikita Dzhigurda during a talk show hinted on non-hetero sexual orientations of several prominent Russian pop stars, including Kirkorov. Dzhigurda concluded with the warning: "Come out! Come out from below ground, before it's too late!"[23]

On 29 November 2016, Russian media reported that Didier Marouani has been detained in Moscow by Russian police on charges of extortion and defamation. The charges were based on a complaint by Kirkorov with whom Marouani had a disagreement regarding a copyright infringement case.[24][25][26]

In April 2022, Kirkorov criticized RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan for questioning the sexual orientation of Russian comedian and television presenter Maxim Galkin, who fled Russia in protest of the war in Ukraine.[27]

Support for the Russian annexation of Crimea[edit]

Due to his public support of the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea, Lithuania has blacklisted Kirkorov starting from 19 January 2021, meaning the performer will not be able to enter the country for five years.[28] Several of his concerts had been scheduled in Lithuanian cities that year. On 23 June 2021 Kirkorov was included in the list of "persons who pose a threat to Ukraine's national security" and was thus banned from entering Ukraine for speaking in support of Russia's annexation of Crimea.[29]

Honours and awards[edit]

Kirkorov receives the Order of Honor from Russian President Vladimir Putin, 15 November 2017
  • Orden of Honour.png Order of Honor (30 April 2017) - for great contribution to the development of national music art and many years of creative activity.[30]
  • Order francysk skaryna rib.png Order of Francesc Skarina (Belarus, 18 May 2012) - For a significant personal contribution to the development and strengthening of Belarusian-Russian cultural ties, high performing skills.[31]
Public awards
  • Record holder of the Russian Book of Records (2017)[32]
World Music Awards
Preceded by Best-Selling Russian Artist
Philipp Kirkorov
Succeeded by
World Music Awards
Preceded by Best-Selling Russian Artist
Philipp Kirkorov
Succeeded by
World Music Awards
Preceded by Best-Selling Russian Artist
Philipp Kirkorov
Succeeded by



Studio albums
  • 1990: Philipp
  • 1990: Sinbat-Morehod
  • 1991: Nebo I Zemlya
  • 1991: Ti, Ti, Ti
  • 1992: Takoi Sakoi
  • 1994: Ya Ne Raphael
  • 1995: Primadonna
  • 1995: Ckazi Solncu – "Da"
  • 1998: Edinstvenaya
  • 1998: Oi, Mama Shika Dam
  • 2000: Chelofilia
  • 2001: Magico Amor
  • 2002: Vlubloniy I Bezumno Odinokiy
  • 2003: Neznakomka
  • 2007: For You
  • 2011: Drugoy – 2 Edition
  • 2016: Ya


Eurovision covers[edit]

Philipp Kirkorov has covered a few songs which appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest and its national finals, as well as entering a song in his own right. Songs include:

  • "Dreamin'" (Ireland 1995 entry) (English and Russian)
  • "(I Would) Die for You" (Greece 2001 entry) (English and Russian as "Ya za tebya umru")
  • "Diva" (Israel 1998 entry) (English, Hebrew, Spanish and Russian)
  • "Go" (United Kingdom 1988 entry) (Russian as "Lish by ty vsegda byla moej")
  • "Maria Magdalena" (Croatia 1999 entry) (Russian)
  • "Hero" – Charlotte Perrelli (2008 Swedish entry) (Russian as "Novyj geroj")
  • "La voix" – Malena Ernman (2009 Swedish entry) (Russian as "Golos", English and French) (with Anna Netrebko)
  • "Let's get wild"Helena Paparizou (2005 Greek National Final) (Russian as "Kaif")
  • "Carnaval" – DJ Mendez (2002 Swedish National Final) (Russian)
  • "Let your spirit fly"Jan Johansson & Pernilla Wahlgren (2003 Swedish National Final) (Russian as "Vljublennaja dusha") (with Anastasia Stotskaya)
  • "Cara Mia"Måns Zelmerlöw (2007 Swedish National Final) (Russian as "Koroleva")
  • "Playing with Fire" – Paula and Ovi (Romania 2010 entry) (Russian as "Igra s ognem")
  • "Hope & Glory" – Måns Zelmerlöw (2009 Swedish National Final) (Russian as "Tyi vsyo uvidish sam")


Year Title Director Album
1988 "Carmen" Galina Malyschitskaya "Philip"
1988 "You Don't Look at the Clock" Viktor Cherkasov "Philip"
1988 "Sinbad the Sailor" Vyacheslav Pronin "Philip"
1989 "Mona Lisa" Vadim Korotkov "Sinbad the Sailor"
1989 "Twist, Hey!" Mikhail Libin "Philip"
1989 "Plus and Minus" Larisa Masluyk "Philip"
1989 "Christmas Night" Vyacheslav Brovkin "Philip"
1990 "Look Into My Eyes" Galina Malyschitskaya "Heaven and Earth"
1990 "For a Few Warm Days" Yury Rakshin "You, you, you"
1990 "Jealousy" Natalya Primak "Heaven and Earth"
1990 "Atlantis" Mikhail Makarenkov "So-and-so"
1990 "Magdalena" Natalya Bakhturina "So-and-so"
1990 "You, you, you" Mikhail Makarenkov "You, you, you"
1991 "You, you, you" (2 version) Mikhail Makarenkov "You, you, you"
1991 "Heaven and Earth" Svetlana Anapolskaya "Heaven and Earth"
1992 "So-and-so" Larisa Mikulskaya "So-and-so"
1992 "Roses in the Snow" Mikhail Khleborodov "So-and-so"
1992 "Gold Mine" Aleksey Berkovich "Julia"
1993 "You Tell Me, Cherry" Mikhail Khleborodov "I Don Rafael"
1993 "Marina" Aleksandr Fayfman "I Don Rafael"
1993 "Between Summer and Winter" Alla Pugacheva "I Don Rafael"
1994 "Diva" Alla Pugacheva "I Don Rafael"
1994 "I Raise My Glass" Roman Rodin, Lina Arifulina "I Don Rafael"
1994 "Who is Philip" Roman Rodin "I Don Rafael"
1994 "My Birdie" Sergey Kalvarskiy "I Don Rafael"
1994 "Sweetheart" Oleg Gusev "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1995 "Sweetheart" (2 version) Oleg Gusev "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1995 "Look What Summer" Sergey Kalvarskiy "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1995 "Island" Roman Rodin "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1995 "Whether that Be!" Roman Rodin "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1995 "Lullaby Volcano" Igor Pesotskiy "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1995 "I Met a Girl" Dmitriy Fiks "With Love to the Only"
1996 "My Bunny" Oleg Gusev "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1996 "I Am Guilty, Guilty" Oleg Gusev "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1996 "Carnival" Yevgeny Ginzburg "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1996 "Let's Make Up" Sergey Kalvarsky "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1996 "Running On Waves" Sergey Kalvarsky "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1996 "Delilah" Janik Fayziyev "With Love to the Only"
1997 "Little" Oleg Gusev "With Love to the Only"
1997 "Sweetie baranochki" Janik Fayziyev "With Love to the Only"
1997 "The Only" Oleg Gusev "With Love to the Only"
1997 "Left Summer" Vasily Pichul "With Love to the Only"
1997 "Combination" Din Makhamatdinov "Latest the Adventures of Pinocchio"
1998 "Wedding Night" Filipp Yankovsky "Tell the Sun: "Yes!""
1998 "Nurse" Oleg Gusev "With Love to the Only"
1998 "Sailor" Oleg Ryaskov "Wartime Romance"
1998 "Salma" Blednov Brothers "Oh, Mom, Chic Ladies!"
1998 "Here's What We" Blednov Brothers "Oh, Mom, Chic Ladies!"
1998 "Oh, Mom, Chic Ladies!" Blednov Brothers "Oh, Mom, Chic Ladies!"
1998 "Diva" Oleg Gusev "Oh, Mom, Chic Ladies!"
1998 "Naive"
(with Balagan Limited)
Studio "Fly" "Duets"
1999 "If Only You Were Waiting For Me" Oleg Gusev "With Love to the Only"
1999 "Go" Oleg Gusev TBA
1999 "Mouse" Oleg Gusev "Magico Amor"
1999 "Bat" Oleg Gusev "Magico Amor"
1999 "Bat" Oleg Gusev "Mouse"
1999 "Maria" Oleg Gusev "Oh, Mom, Chic Ladies!"
1999 "Silk Thread" Alla Pugacheva "Oh, Mom, Chic Ladies!"
1999 "Until We Meet Again" Alla Pugacheva "Christmas Meeting"
1999 "I Promise to Love" Alla Pugacheva "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and..."
2000 "Fire and Water" Sergey Kalvarskiy "Cinofilia"
2000 "Rose Red" Oleg Gusev "Fire and Water"
2000 "Sha-La-La" Roman Rodin "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and..."
2000 "Chile-chacha" Brother Blednov "Kilimanjaro"
2000 "Dreamer"
(with Lou Bega)
Roman Rodin "Duets"
2000 "Kilimanjaro" Sergey Kalvarskiy "Kilimanjaro"
2000 "Livin' la Vida Loca" Oleg Gusev "Old Songs. PostScript"
2001 "Pum! Ya me ha dado!" Oleg Gusev "Magico Amor"
2001 "Will You Believe" Oleg Gusev "In Love and Incredibly Lonely"
2001 "I'd Die For You" Oleg Gusev "In Love and Incredibly Lonely"
2001 "I'd Die For You" (Remix) Oleg Gusev "I'd Die For You"
2001 "(I Would) Die For You" Oleg Gusev "I'd Die For You"
2001 "(I Would) Die For You" (Remix) Oleg Gusev "I'd Die For You"
2001 "The Hell Song" Semyon Gorov "In Love and Incredibly Lonely"
2002 "Give Me Freedom" Andrey Novoselov "In Love and Incredibly Lonely"
2002 "Megamix" Studio "Fly" "Megamix"
2002 "Babe"
(with Unesyonnye vetrom)
Dmitriy Chijov "In Love and Incredibly Lonely"
2002 "Maria-Magdalena" Oleg Gusev "In Love and Incredibly Lonely"
2002 "With Glamor" Fedor Bondarchuk "Neznakomka"
2002 "Cruel Love" Oleg Gusev "Neznakomka"
2002 "Glass" Semyon Gorov "Cinderella"
2003 "Rose Tea"
(with Masha Rasputina)
Oleg Gusev "Neznakomka"
2003 "Radio-Baby" Andrey Novoselov "Neznakomka"
2003 "Dream"
(with Masha Rasputina)
Irina Mironova "Neznakomka"
2003 "A Little Sorry" Oleg Gusev "Neznakomka"
2003 "Anyway" Semyon Gorov "The Crazy Day or The Marriage of Figaro"
2003 "Well Why Not"
(with Lolita Milyavskaya and Nikolay Gusev)
Semyon Gorov "Duets"
2003 "Love-Carrot"
(with Anastasiya Stotskaya, Lolita Milyavskaya and Boris Khvoshnyanskiy)
Semyon Gorov "Duets"
2003 "Hide and Seek" Maksim Papernik "After Two Hares"
2003 "White Fluff" Maksim Papernik "The Snow Queen"
2003 "Magic Night" Tina Barkalaya TBA
2004 "And You Say"
(with Anastasiya Stotskaya)
Oleg Gusev "Duets"
2004 "Like Crazy I"
(with Sakis Rouvas)
Oleg Gusev "Like Crazy I"
2004 "Se Thelo San Trelos"
(with Sakis Rouvas)
Oleg Gusev "Like Crazy I"
2004 "The Master and Margarita" Viktor Priduvalov "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"
2004 "We Have to Say Goodbye" Semyon Gorov "Sorochinskaya Fair"
2005 "Metro" Maksim Papernik "The Twelve Chairs"
2005 "The Bar"
(with Masha Rasputina)
Irina Mironova "Duets"
2005 "Wow!"
(with Natalya Mogilevskaya)
Ekaterina Tsarik "Otpravila Message"
2005 "The Usual Story" Semyon Gorov "For You"
2005 "Mow Alowyn Eye" Tina Barkalaya "The Three Musketeers"
2006 "The Anthem of the Olympic Games in Sochi" Aleksey Rozenberg TBA
2006 "Flew" Oleg Gusev "For You"
2006 "High" Semyon Gorov "For You"
2007 "Love is Always Right"
(with Chelsea)
Oleg Gusev "Point of Age"
2008 "Wanderer" Oleg Vakulin
2009 "V sadu Edemovom" Sarik Andreasyan
2009 "Gibnu Ya" Andriy Novoselov
2009 "Love" (with Pavel Volya) Sarik Andreasyan
2009 "It is your illusion" Rumi Shuazimov
2009 "Just give" Evgeniy Mitrofanov
2009 "Strings" Sarik Andreasyan
2009 "Tale of Love"
2010 "Diskopartizany" Evgeniy Bedarov
2010 "Voice" (with Anna Netrebko) Oleg Gusev
2010 "We are so absurd dispersed" Alan Badoev
2011 "Playing with fire" (with Kamaliya) Endy Soup
2011 "Snow" Alan Badoev
2011 "I do not feel sorry for you" Alan Badoev
2012 "I let you go" Aslan Ahmadov
2013 "My joy" Oleg Gusev
2014 "Idol" Maxim Pasyk
2015 "Indigo" Oleg Gusev
2016 "About love" Oleg Gusev Soundtrack to film Flight Crew
2016 "Forgetting" (with Lyubov Uspenskaya) Oleg Gusev
2016 "Bright I" (with Diskoteka Avariya) Oleg Gusev
2017 "Love or Deception?" Slava Sirbu
2017 "The Last Spring" (with Timati)
2017 "Chimera" Oleg Gusev


  • 1995: "Old Songs About Main Things" (as magician from south)
  • 1996: "Old Songs About Main Things – 2" (as Mr. Singer)
  • 1997: "Old Songs About Main Things – 3" (as young actor)
  • 2000: "Salon of Beaty" (as Evgeniy Slavin)
  • 2000: "Old Songs About Main Things.Postscript" (as magician from south)
  • 2001: "Como El Cine" (as himself)
  • 2002: "Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka" (as devil)
  • 2003: "Crazy Day or The Marriage of Figaro" (as Count Almaviva)
  • 2006: "The Adventures of Verka Serduchka" (cameo)
  • 2007: "Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors" (as kite Piliph)
  • 2007: "Stars Holidays" (as Baron Ctar, intergalactic star)
  • 2008: "Goldfish" (as star groom)
  • 2008: "On Back Of Black Cat" (cameo)
  • 2009: "Love in the Big City" (as Saint Valentin)
  • 2010: "Love in the Big City 2" (as Saint Valentin)
  • 2010: "Svaty" (cameo)
  • 2012: "Little Red Riding Hood" (As Cat Basilio)
  • 2014: "Love in the Big City 3" (as Saint Valentin)
  • 2017: "Naughty Grandma" (cameo)

Eurovision Song Contest entries[edit]

Involvement in Eurovision entries[33]
Year Country Song Artist Songwriters Final Points Semi Points
1995  Russia "Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana" Philipp Kirkorov Ilya Bershadskiy, Ilya Reznik 17 17 No semi-finals
2007  Belarus "Work Your Magic" Dmitry Koldun Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, Karen Kavaleryan 6 145 4 176
2008  Ukraine "Shady Lady" Ani Lorak Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, Karen Kavaleryan 2 230 1 152
2014  Russia "Shine" Tolmachevy Sisters Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, John Ballard, Ralph Charlie, Gerard James Borg 7 89 6 63
2016  Russia "You Are the Only One" Sergey Lazarev Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, John Ballard, Ralph Charlie 3 491 1 342
2018  Moldova "My Lucky Day" DoReDoS Philipp Kirkorov, John Ballard 10 209 3 235
2019  Russia "Scream" Sergey Lazarev Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, Sharon Vaughn 3 370 6 217
2020  Moldova "Prison" Natalia Gordienko Dimitris Kontopoulos, Philipp Kirkorov, Sharon Vaughn Contest cancelled
2021  Moldova "Sugar" Natalia Gordienko Dimitris Kontopoulos, Phillipp Kirkorov, Mikhail Gutseriyev, Sharon Vaughn 13 115 7 179

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "RUȘINOS // Filip Kirkorov a fost decorat de Igor Dodon, cu titlul onorific "Artist al Poporului"". Timpul - Ştiri din Moldova. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ У Филиппа Киркорова родился первенец. Retrieved on 17 November 2016.
  3. ^ У Филиппа Киркорова родился сын!. Komsomolskaya Pravda. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  4. ^ Bratersky, Alex (3 December 1999). "Filipp Followed Father's Footsteps". The Moscow Times.
  5. ^ "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 19.01.2001 г. № 54" (in Russian). Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Реестр произведений российских правообладателей | ОБЩЕРОССИЙСКАЯ ОБЩЕСТВЕННАЯ ОРГАНИЗАЦИЯ "РОССИЙСКОЕ АВТОРСКОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО" (РАО)".
  7. ^ "ИП Киркоров Ф.Б., Москва".
  8. ^ Филипп Киркоров: «Я наполовину являюсь армянином». Retrieved on 17 November 2016.
  9. ^ Продюсерский центр Армения Archived 8 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 17 November 2016.
  10. ^ Signs a Partnership Agreement with Russian Mega-Star To Brand its Name in Eastern Europe and Asia Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Russian Pop Stars Chime in on 'Sodomite Propaganda'". RIA Novosti. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  12. ^ Simonov, Vladimir (18 June 2004). "Pop idol and a girl, Russian-style scandal". Pravda Online. RIA Novosti. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  13. ^ Murphy, Kim (12 August 2004). "Russian Pop Star Falling Off Charts Over His Insult". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  14. ^ "Ukraine TV stokes election battle". BBC News. 20 October 2004.
  15. ^ Saprykina, Olga (10 January 2003). Выбил ли Киркоров зуб Юрию Шевчуку?. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  16. ^ Филипп Бедросович Киркоров избил Юрия Юлиановича Шевчука. Vokrug Novostey (in Russian). 9 January 2003. Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2007.
  17. ^ Adams, William Lee (18 May 2009). "How the West Won: Norway Takes the Crown at Eurovision". Time. Archived from the original on 20 May 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2009.
  18. ^ Repo, Juha (15 May 2009). "First jury scandal – Russia: Philipp Kirkorov resigns as jury boss". ESC Today. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
  19. ^ Филиппу Киркорову грозит от 2 до 7 лет тюрьмы [Philipp Kirkorov might get 2–7 year sentence of jail time]. (in Russian). 3 September 2009. Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  20. ^ William Lee Adams. "Russia's Philipp Kirkorov Flees to Israel After Alleged Slap Attack". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  21. ^ Филипп Киркоров вышел в эфир из психиатрической клиники. Kommersant (in Russian). 15 December 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  22. ^ Бедрос Киркоров — О семье Киркоровых. Retrieved on 17 November 2016.
  23. ^ Why Homophobic Russia Loves Gender-Bending Pop Stars. The Atlantic (20 August 2013). Retrieved on 2016-11-17.
  24. ^ "Kirkorov plagiarism row: French disco musician held in Russia". 30 November 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016 – via
  25. ^ "French composer detained in Moscow in plagiarism row". 30 November 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  26. ^ "French musician held in row with Russian pop star". Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  27. ^ "Russian Pop Icon Feuds With RT Chief Editor Over Exiled Anti-War Star". The Moscow Times. 2 May 2022.
  28. ^ "Lithuania blacklists Russian pop star Philipp Kirkorov". 19 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  29. ^ a b (in Ukrainian) The SBU explained why Kirkorov was considered dangerous: he confuses whose Crimea, Ukrayinska Pravda (24 June 2021)
  30. ^ "Announcement" (PDF). 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  31. ^ "Новости - Официальный интернет-портал Президента Республики Беларусь". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  32. ^ "Наибольшее количество ежедневных концертов подряд в Государственном Кремлёвском дворце - Книга рекордов России". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  33. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest - Philip Kirkorov -". Retrieved 3 June 2021.

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Preceded by Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by