Russia – We now know another song as the Russian broadcaster Channel One revealed the song ‘What if‘. This is the song that Dina Garipova will sing in Malmö. Dina will give an interview after the formal presentation at 18.00 (CET) tonight here. Insiders revealed the song “starts like Adele, and the end is similar to Celine Dion”. It leaked early, as it was presented in parts of Russia at 11.00 (CET). Listen now! (more…)
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Russia – In a surprise early morning announcement, Russia has decided to send Dina Garipova to Eurovision 2013. Dina is the winner of the The Voice talent programme (yes, another one, it’s all the rage this year). The song, ‘What If’, is composed by a Russian/Swedish team of Gabriel Alares, Joakim Bjornberg and Leonid Gutkin. No date for the song’s airing has been announced yet. (more…)
Russia – The Russian broadcaster C1 Russia, has today, on deadline day, confirmed that this year’s Russian entry will be chosen internally. This is in contrast to last year’s national final which saw overwhelming public support for the Russian Grannies. C1 will announce the name of their representative shortly. Meanwhile, only the UK has still not announced its selection procedure.
Russia – It has been announced that Izhevsk, the capital of Udmurt, is to designate May 26th as ‘Day of the Grandmother’ in the region, and a statue of the Buranovskie Babushki is to be commissioned. May 26th was the day the group of Russian grandmothers came in 2nd place in the 2012 song contest. A competition will be held to choose a design for the monument.
Russia – A Russian girl punk band is one of the most discussed topics this summer. Three members of the group “Pussy Riot” have been sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity.” The girls had performed in a Russian church, wearing head masks and criticizing Russian president Putin in their performance. The trial and verdict have been called politically motivated by Western politicians. A wave of sympathy from international (more…)
Russia – The Buranovskiye Babushki were the runners-up of the Eurovision Song Contest this year in Baku. The grandmothers participated in the competition to raise money in order to rebuilt the church of their little village Buranovo, which had been destroyed during Communism. Apart from getting the new church, the village will profit from the Eurovision participation of the grandmothers in more ways than imagined. (more…)
Voting Analysis – The Russian grannies and Zeljko Joksimovic were the only one’s who had a remote chance of catching the runaway winner of Eurovision 2012 from Sweden. Both of these countries’ have often been criticized for being among the biggest beneficiaries of block voting. But who voted for the two entries? And why? (more…)
Eurovision 2012 – Today saw the resumption of rehearsals by acts in both semifinals. Russia kicked off this morning. They got a huge round of applause in the press conference where journalists were watching on the big screen. They’d also brought a large cut out of themselves where you could put your face in and be a granny! (more…)
Eurovision 2012 – Another day’s rehearsals have taken place at the Crystal Hall and reports coming through from Baku say the Russian grannies put on a good first performance, and Ireland had a nice fountain. Israel, San Marino, Cyprus, Hungary, Denmark, Austria and Moldova have also rehearsed. Pasha for Moldova got a bit racy. (more…)
Russia – 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. (more…)
Russia – The Buranovskiye Grannies are on their way to Baku! Buranovskiye Babushki beat off competition from 24 other acts in tonight’s national final, including hot favourites Dima Bilan & Julia Volkova. The grandmothers from the small village of Buranova will sing ‘Party For Everyone‘ in Baku in May. They perform in the second half of semi-final 1 on May 22nd. (more…)
Russia – The final 25 artists that will take part in the Russian Final on the 7th of March have been confirmed today by RTR. As rumoured, Dima Bilan (The Eurovision Winner of 2008) and Julia Volkova (Former member of Russian pop duo t.A.T.u.) have teamed up to do a duet. The very popular Buranovskiye Babushki (Grannies from Buranovo) are also back to try again. Check out the 25 acts: (more…)
Russia – There is speculation in the Russian press today that the 2008 Eurovision winner Dima Bilan has teamed up to enter again this year with Yulia Volkova, half of former pop stars t.A.T.u. The song is said to be called “Back To The Future” and is written by Swedish songwriters. Among other confirmed entrants of tomorrow’s semifinal are (more…)
Russia – There is still not a lot of news forthcoming about the Russian selection this year. The date of the National Final appears to have been delayed until Wednesday 7th March. The only rumour to date about possible participants includes the popular Buranovskiye Babushki who last entered in 2010 and came 3rd in the national final. More news is expected from Channel Russia in the next few days.
Russia – Esckaz.com reports that the grannies of “Buranovskiye Babushki” will return to the Russian national final this year. The group had come 3rd Russian final in 2010 with their song “Dlinnaya-dlinnaya beresta i kak sdelat’ iz nee aishon“. The group consists of grandmas who are all more than 70 years old. They sing in Udmurian, the language of their province. “We are no professional artists but we love all that we do,” one of the babuschki explained. (more…)
Russia – Eurovision fans can be relieved! Russia has confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. The broadcaster RTR has announced in a press release that they will hold a national final on February 26. Auditions will be held starting in January and a jury will select 25 acts which will have the right to perform in the televised national final. In the national final a mixture of 50% jury and 50% televoting will determine the Russian representative for Baku. (more…)
Rumors – At this early point of the Eurovision season, rumors are floating around like tourists in the Mediterranean at summer time: There are too many, some are pretty others not so much. Apart from the good old “Dima Bilan is returning” rumor, Russia has yet another rumor up its sleeve: X-Factor winner Sergey Savin is said to be in the running to represent the biggest competing country in Baku. His coach being diva Alla Pugatcheva, who represented Russia in (more…)
Russia – Russia, the host of the 2009 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, has yet to confirm participation in Azerbaijan next year, but fans are already extensively discussing possible artists to represent the Eurasian nation. Apart from the usual suspects such as Dima Bilan and Sergey Lazarev, a group called Rabfak (designation of the Worker’s Faculty in the Soviet Union) is making headlines in Russia. In Yekaterinburg a petition is circulated calling for Rabfak to represent Russia at the next (more…)
Russia - The Russian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was just presented in the Russian version of “Star Academy”. The popular Russian singer Aleksey Vorobyov had already been selected internally by the Russian national broadcaster. He presented the song called “Get You” which was produced by Moroccan producer RedOne who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias and enjoys worldwide recognition as one of the most successful music producers of our time. (more…)
Russia – As previously reported, the Russian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 will be revealed at the Russian version of “Star Academy” tonight. The popular Russian singer Aleksey Vorobyov had already been selected internally by the Russian national broadcaster. The song called “Get You” was produced by Moroccan producer RedOne who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias and enjoys worldwide recognition as one of the (more…)
Russia – Just two days ago Aleksey was announced to be the Russian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. His song was supposed to be premiered on March 12, but has already leaked on the Internet. “Get You” was written by Moroccan producer RedOne, who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias. Aleksey has already participated in the Russian national final in 2008 and 2009. (more…)
Russia – The Russian national broadcaster has announced today that Aleksey Vorobyov will represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The entry called “Get You” will be written by Moroccan producer RedOne, who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias. The entry will be officially presented on March 12 during the Russian version of “Starmania”.He has already participated in the Russian national final in 2008 and 2009. (more…)
Russia - Apart from Hungary, Russia is the only country which has confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 but has yet to reveal any information on their selection process. Now the website ESCKaz.com has reported that “Buranovskje Babushki” have been invited to participate in Eurovision by the Russian “Channel One”. For months the channel claims that the national final will be held “before long” but nothing has happened yet. According to internal sources, the channel is engaged in negotiations with the (more…)
Russia - The Russian national broadcaster Channel One has finally confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf. It has not been disclosed yet whether the Russian entry will be selected internally or (as in recent years) through a televised national final. More detailed information is expected to be released in due time. That leaves France and Belarus as the only countries which participated in Oslo and have not yet disclosed whether they will participate or not. (more…)
Bulgaria/Russia - Philipp Kirkorovo, famous Armenian-Bulgarian singer and producer working in Moscow, fans the flames of his possible return to the Eurovision Song Contest. He appeared in a Russian television show honouring the 25-year career of Naomi Campbell as he is close to her future husband. Asked whether they’d consider doing Eurovision together he said, that he would love to do it and already has the suitable song for their (more…)
This 15th place is the best result achieved by a Spanish entrant since 2004, when Ramón reached the Top 10 with “Para llenarme de ti”. To the second to last place last year in Moscow this is a huge improvement for the Southern European country. In 2005,2006 and 2007 Spain achieved (more…)
One of the most controversial entries this year was certainly Peter Nalitch and Friends with their entry “Lost and forgotten” from Russia. Incomprehensibly to many Eurovision fans and to the audience in Oslo (who booed high points for the entry several times during the voting), the song and Russia achieved 11th place.
Here you can see which countries voted for Russia: (more…)