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.
The Grannies had previously entered the Eurovision contest and shot to fame in 2010. They earned a standing ovation tonight for their performance and won over the jury as well as the public. They are originally from the Udmurt Republic, from the village of Buranovo. The band performs most of their entries in their Udmurt language. The lyrics of the winning song were written by the grannies themselves.
Watch their winning performance here:
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