|Posted by Riku on May 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM|
BURANOVSKIYE BABUSHKI - PARTY FOR EVERYBODY
Text: Olga Tuktareva, Marry S. Applegate
Music: Viktor Drobysh, Timofei Leontiev
Songs were accepted till early February. After that, broadcaster's jury choosed approximately 30 artists for the semifinal which was held behind the closed doors. The 25 best made it to the national final where the winner was chosen with a combination of jury voting and televoting. Buranovskiye Babushki won the final leaving the Eurovision winner Dima Bilan and t.A.T.u member Yulia Volkova on the second place.
This unique group consists of eight grandmothers from the village of Buranovo. Most of their songs are in Udmurt language which has nearly 500,000 native speakers. Group's first time in the Russian pre-selection for Eurovision happened in 2010. Then they came third with "Dlinnaja-Dlinnaja Beresta I Kak Sdelat Iz Nee Aishon". Youngest member of the group is 43 years old and the eldest 86 years old. However, because of the rules of Eurovision Song Contest, six members are allowed to be on the stage in Baku.
Have I already told that they are delightful? Well, now I have. These grandmas are really serious contenders in Baku and the might win the whole thing. I believe many people vote for this on Saturday evening because they are so surprised to see something like this in Eurovision, between short skirts and high heels. My prediction; 1st-3rd in the semifinal.
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN
Look's like Russia hasn't received any points yet on our Eurovision poll at www.12pointsgoesto.weebly.com. You can vote for these or any other competitors of the 2012 contest there.