Representing Russia at Eurovision in 2021, the singer Manizha was at the center of a scandal after she gave an interview to one of the French publications in Paris. As journalist Alena Zhigalova noted, the performer was wrongly accused of “flight” from the country.
Commenting on the scandal with Manizha in the next edition of his own YouTube show “Alena, damn it! says,” the journalist called this situation “the most absurd story” and suggested how everything really happened.
“Manizha went to Paris to visit her sister, who got into a terrible accident. Well, a man went to support her. Naturally, she spent several days there. Well, someone gave some kind of interview. She was simply asked: “Manizha, where are you now?” And she, for sure, said: “I’m in Paris,” and did not have time to finish. And then the media carried headlines that Manizha left Russia, Manizha fled to Paris. The girl was simply hounded, ”said Zhigalova.
It is worth noting that in the light of the flaring scandal, the organizers of the Stereoleto festival refused to cooperate with Manizha. As Zhigalova noted, “cancellations have begun.”