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Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki Achieve Their Goal


RussiaRussia – The singing grannies from Buranovo have apparently now raised enough money to build their village church. They originally entered Eurovision to raise the profile of the group so as to raise money to build it. The grannies, who age from 43 to 86 are also said to be learning Azeri phrases for their trip to Baku next month and are still second favourites to win the contest behind Sweden.

Their village’s former church was demolished during the Soviet era. They have been using a shop as a prayer room.

“We were once again talking with the grannies that a church would be nice and all of sudden the phone rung and there was a rich business man offering a lot of money for a gig. We thought it was a sign. We decided to sing us a church and now after five years we have collected enough money and the building will start in May!” says Olga Tuktareva.

Buranovskiye Babushki will take part in the first semi-final on the 22nd of May with “Party for Everybody”.

In an interview on Russian TV, Chief producer of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jan Ola Sand, said he thought they have a good chance of winning.

“Everyone had or has a grandmother, and that’s why some people will vote for this group”, he said.

Is he right, or will he novelty wear off before the finals in Baku?

Source: Today.az, Eurovoix

4 comments on “Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki Achieve Their Goal

  1. IF RUSSIA DO GOOD THIS YEAR IN THE FESTIVAL , ALL THE REST FROM THE WORLD GO TO DO PIS IN HIS PANTS AND THINK HOW CHEAP AND LOW THIS FESTIVAL BECOME ,AND I MUST GIVE THE RIGHT TO WHO THINK THAT

  2. Sweet ladies! Buranovskiye Babushki is a noble project, and I enjoy that they try to give Russian folk songs a new golden age. Unfortunately, “Party for everybody” is too much of a record company production and doesn’t reflect true Russian village music. If they had sent their 2010 entry, I would have enjoyed it much more.

    By the way, good luck with the church building. Orthodox churches are among the most beautiful and astonishing buildings in the world.

  3. I like that they want to raise money for a church and I hope they will get it built. The novelty is great, but unfortunately the song isn’t. Too bad they had the better song in 2010 when Peter Nalitch, whom I adore even more, won over them. I don’t understand how they can be so high on the betting odds. Don’t they realize we got juries now? Even if juries sometimes like novelty acts too, like Jedward last year, it is still not enough to win IMO.

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