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Robbie Williams was asked not to perform his 'Party Like A Russian' at World Cup opening, - Reuters
Robbie Williams was asked not to perform his 'Party Like A Russian' at World Cup opening, - Reuters
 Robbie Williams was asked not to perform his 'Party Like A Russian' at World Cup opening, - Reuters British pop star Robbie Williams said he will not be performing his hit song "Party Like A Russian" at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on June 14.Speaking to Reuters on Tuesday after a rehearsal for the show, Williams said he will be performing "a medley, a smorgasbord of my greatest hits" alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina, Censor.NET reports. "I would love to do ‘Party Like A Russian.’ Unfortunately I’ve been asked not to do ‘Party Like A Russian," he said. Williams immediately added: "Actually, it has nothing to do with not being asked. It’s about me doing my biggest hits that are the best known." In the 2016 track, the Briton sings "it takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation, to alleviate the cash from a whole entire nation." In the accompanying music video, ballerinas twirl around Williams in a lavish setting. Pro-Kremlin media outlets were critical, suggesting Williams could be snubbed by Russian event organizers because of the song. Watch more: "Planning to go to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia? Make sure you understand that you are sponsoring wars, crime, and terror", - volunteers release video calling to boycott FIFA World Cup in Russia. VIDEO In response, Williams wrote on Twitter at the time that "this song is definitely not about Mr Putin." "‘Party Like A Russian’" was a big hit for me, it was like my biggest hit here in Russia, so I’m really pleased," Williams said. "I didn’t mean any disrespect by it at all. It’s more of a Monty Python-esque kind of humor. I’m not mocking anybody. It’s just a pop record." Williams, who has previously performed at private parties organized by wealthy Russian business people, said he loved coming to Russia. "Because when we grew up, Russia might as well have been on a different planet," he said. "And then peering behind the Iron Curtain as it was, as it is, you get to meet the people, you get to experience the culture and you realize that, you know, they are just humans, just like me and you." Watch more: "While you’ll be watching football matches, Russia will continue killing Ukrainians in Donbas," - 128th Brigade commander appeals to football fans ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018. VIDEO Williams said performing at the opening ceremony of the World Cup was an honor. "Something like this happens, and you pinch yourself," he said. "I’m pinching myself again... And I just don’t want to get too overwhelmed because I know how big the stage is." The performance will take place half an hour before Russia face Saudi Arabia in the tournament’s opening match at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n3071316
    2018-06-13 18:01:42


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