Honored Artist of Russia Valery Meladze, who called on his colleagues to boycott New Year’s shows, did not make it into the five stars of the “lights”. This is reported by RBC with reference to the results of a survey conducted by the SuperJob service.
It found that only 12 percent of respondents plan to watch New Year’s shows on mainstream channels after midnight. Thirty-two percent will have TVs on “for the background”.
Another 38 percent of Russians are not going to watch the lights at all. Among respondents aged 25 to 34, the share of such people is 47 percent, among those over 45 years old – 29 percent.
Of the artists, the Russians most want to see singers on the New Year’s air, such as Alla Pugacheva, Nikolai Baskov, Philip Kirkorov, Svetlana Loboda and Sievert. Behind them in the rating of audience interest are Max Barskikh, Sergey Lazarev, Valery Meladze, Yegor Creed and Dmitry Nagiyev.
On November 14, Meladze called on pop performers to boycott filming on New Year’s TV programs in order to draw attention to musicians who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.