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Russia: Meet Polina Gagarina


Polina GagarinaRussia – Russian broadcaster C1R have again internally selected their representative for 2015 and they have chosen Polina Gagarina who will sing her entry “A Million Voices”. She will be performing in the 1st Semi Final on May 19th and is 2nd favourite to win said semi

Song: “A Million Voices”
Composers: Gabriel Alares, Joakim Björnberg, Katrina Noorbergen, Leonid Gutkin, Vladimir Matetsky

About Polina Gagarina:
Twenty-Eight year old Polina Gagarina was born in Moscow, Russia but actually spent most of her childhood in Greece where her Mum worked as a Ballet Dancer. As a result Polina is fluent in the Greek Language. The family moved back to Russia when her father died in 1993 but it wasn’t long before they returned to back to Athens.
In 2003, Polina took part on the Russian version of Fame Academy and won the show leading onto a two year stint in performing in the girl group, Play Girls. When the group split in 2005, Polina released her first single “Kolybelnaya” and in 2007 she released her first album “Poprosi u oblakov”.
In 2007 she married Russian Actor Peter Kislov who she had a child with. They divorced in 2010 and in 2014 she married Photographer Dmitry Iskhakov.

Polina Gagarina

Polina Gagarina was internally selected to represent Russia and will follow The Tolmachevy Sisters who, despite negative political opinions of the country finished in seventh place. This year, Russia are currently joint 5th favourite to win along with Finland and Slovenia 

Lyrics:
(Taken from eurovision.tv)

We are the worlds people
Different yet we’re the same
We believe
We believe in a dream

Praying for peace and healing
I hope we can start again
We believe
We believe in a dream

So if you ever feel love is fading
Together like the stars in the sky
We can sing
We can shine

Chorus:
When you hear our voices call
You won’t be lonely anymore
A million voices
Your heart is like a beating drum
Burning brighter than the sun
A million voices

Now as the world is listening
From cities and satellites
We believe
We believe
In a dream

If you ever feel love is fading
Together like the stars in the sky
We can sing
We can shine

Chorus:
When you hear our voices call
You won’t be lonely anymore
A million voices
Your heart is like a beating drum
Burning brighter than the sun

Bridge:
When I look around at these faces
I can see the stars in the sky
We will sing
We will shine

Singing out
Singing out
ooh
Singing out
Singing out
ooh
Singing out
A million voices

Polina Gagarina on Social Media:
VK: Link
Facebook: Link
Website: Link

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12 comments on “Russia: Meet Polina Gagarina

  1. Every year a ballad or two sneaks past my ballad defence and this is one of them. Russia, Armenia and Italy are the ballads that have gotten through to my good side

    On a side note, is this woman human?

  2. Polina is a fine singer but her ballad is so contrived and boring. Plus, the lyrics and C1R’s propagandistic approach to ESC make me furious. Anyway, I am pretty sure that Russia will be in the top 3 in the semi-final and in the top 10 when all is said and sung. :(

  3. She may be a good singer but I don’t like her song.

    When it comes to Russia in esc I prefer to remember their 2001 and 2010 efforts.
    On the other I’d rather erase from my memory their 2012 and 2013 entries (among many others I’m sorry to say).
    Good luck!

  4. This is easily the most convincing effort out of the recent “let’s make peace” entries of Russia both in terms of musical arrangement and singer’s charisma!
    If Russia managed to achieve top 5-7 in 2014 and 2013 with “Shine” and “What if”, I can hardly imagine this year’s entry missing top 4…
    6/10
    #23/40
    #6/16
    Good luck!

  5. She’s a very good singer, and she performs her song with a lot of nerve and intensity. I also think the composition is ok. However, I don’t like the clichéed and pseudo-emotional lyrics, and they actually take the whole thing down to 5/12. Moreover the video is outright scary to me, containing these smiling children – I hope the performance in Vienna will be more tasteful.

    In any case, I do wish her the best of luck like anybody else, and I really hope she will not be booed.

  6. Russia 15 icould hardly be more pompous and hollow. The video is ludicrous and one can only imagine how it’s going to be presented in Vienna. Mother Russia is one of those contries that only has to show its flag to get a place in the final. Booing the entry is not acceptable though, at all. Polina is a fine singer.

  7. Normally I’d like Russia and I am a massive fan of a ballad, but I just don’t like this one for some reason.

  8. Just so a bad song ,is a insult to the music and to the art , i hope she is boooed in the stage, because an artist with a litle dignity can say no to sing this hipocrite sh….

  9. the song is ok. but as a ukrainian i simply cannot support this propaganda. i was actually excited when she was announced because i thought we would get a dance song. but of course russia needs to push its agenda. too bad:(

  10. Everyone is forgetting the most important thing: She had the best eyes of all the participants this year.

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