Grigory Leps and other celebrities will take part in the Draw Show of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
As part of the Official Draw of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, not only the full tournament schedule would be determined, but also colourful show will be held, which will be attended by famous artists and athletes. Among them - one of the most famous Russian singers Grigory Leps.
The ceremony will begin on November 26 at 18:00 local time, and the main focus will be on the host cities of the tournament - Kazan, which will host the event, as well as Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi.
" I love football since I was a kid, so doubly pleased to have been invited to take part in the show, which precedes the Confederations Cup. I doubtlessly support the Russian team, and had no idea that such a high level matches will take place in my hometown ", - said Leps, who is a native of Sochi.
In 2014 Leps received an international award World Music Awards in the category Best Selling Russian Artist. In addition, the musician is one of the coaches in popular, not only in Russia, music show "The Voice".
The creative part of the event will be prepared by director Felix Mikhailov, under whose leadership in July 2015 the Pre Draws of 2018 FIFA World Cup was successfully held in St. Petersburg.
"It's nice that our team is also entrusted to engage in staging the show of Draws of Confederations Cup - said Mikhailov. - A year ago in St. Petersburg, we have told the world that here in Russia, a dream is being born. In Kazan, we will show that it is close to execution. With a smile, we will introduce guests and spectators of the Draws the cities which will host the matches of the tournament, and in the final ceremony with the best Russian pop stars sincerely say: "See you at the Confederations Cup games!"
Earlier, the names of celebrities, who will also take part in the show, have been announced. So, the show will hold Yana Churikova and Andrei Malakhov, the Brazilian Julio Baptista, who won the FIFA Confederations Cup twice, will take the trophy of "tournament of champions" to the stage, Elena Isinbayeva and Sergey Semak will help determine the fate of the eight participants in the tournament.
Photo of Grigory Leps: Roberto Orlandi.