|The Russian contestants, Buranovskiye Babushki|
"The United Kingdom has made the choice of whom will attend the big Eurovision competition this year, and it is an older artist by the name of Arnold Dorsey, better known (if only somewhat) by his stage name, Engelbert Humperdinck. This guy is, believe it or not, seventy-five years old, and his big hit was back in 1967!"
While Great Britain may chide the contest and increasingly pay less attention to the usually high-grade competition, it seems Russia is taking it very seriously. Just days after the decision by the English to put ol' Humperdinck up for Eurovision, Russia responded with their selection of old stars.
The artists to represent Russia in the contest are Buranovskiye Babushki (apologies to them if I misspelled that, but come on!), an aged folk group. It would also seem the group enjoys peddling their goodwill for "divine help" as the eldest member of the group says, "The group is sending their wages to raise the funds for building a church in their Buranovo village. We are hoping for the divine help."
So whether or not there is divine aid in Eurovision, it is still quite likely to be very intense as the battle of the ages (quite literally) takes off. One group will walk away successful; the other, schooled.