Julia Volkova Will Not Take Part in EuroVision Rehearsals

Time of publication: 24.05.2003 (00:38)
Only Lena Katina will be rehearsing on the 23-24th of May for Eurovision. It was recommended for Julia to be quiet until the night on 24th of May, when the live performance will take place. Reason – inflammation of vocal chords. Julia is to take medical treatment before the contest, and the doctors are counting on the maximum recovery by the big night. The rehearsals were cancelled the day before the Eurovision.

Source: (By materials of the Official Russian Site)


EBU: doctors certificate for Julia's illness

In a press release just handed out to us by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) it is stated that "Julia is too ill to perform in the rehearsals".

LTV said that t.A.T.u. submitted a doctor's certificate. The group's manager, Ivan Shapovalov, said that Julia has a throat infection and that she is taking prescription medicines. The Russian delegation said that they Julia will be well enough to perform on stage during the live show.

Meanwhile, EBU manager of live events Sarah Yuen stated that "we are now hoping that she is well enough to perform Saturday night".

Source: EBU
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