Jender has recommended to us the wonders of the contest, Eurovision. Nations are now in the process of choosing their entries for 2012. The one for Russia struck me as very surprising.
It may be one of the more subtle protests about Putin (think of his tailored suits), though it seems also a very enthusiastic celebration of women’s craft work on the part of a very modern audience.
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Russia , Winners Russian National FINAL
The band Buranovskiye Babushki consists of eight grandmothers. They are originally from the Udmurt Republic, from the village of Buranovo. The band performs most of their entries in their Udmurt language, and tonight they sang Party For Everybody. The lyrics of this song were written by the grannies themselves.
They scored the highest number of points and won the Russian national final.
Russia will take part in the First Semi-Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday 22nd May in Baku.