Reuters reports Russia’s Eurovision hopefuls t.A.T.u. were booed at dress rehearsals on Friday, which may give a boost to Turkey and Spain’s chances of winning the song contest on Saturday night. Julia Volkova’s lackluster performance prompted audience boos and whistles, while partner Lena Katina blamed it on a bad throat.
“No one believes Julia is actually sick, but it’s just that they have to behave like divas, which really is a shame as they are one of the main attractions,” a Swedish music fan said after the rehearsals. “But Turkey was exceptional, especially the stage show.”