Saturday, March 10, 2012

Russia battles Britain back in Eurovision with some aged artists of their own

Less than a week ago, I posted about about how the studied country of U.K. chose Engelbert Humperdinck for the Eurovision contest to be held on May 26 in Baku, Azerbaijan. If you do not remember the post, here is a quick refresher on Humperdinck:

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.

11 comments:

  1. mby Eussia is the next winner on Eurosong.. with this unique choice!! :)))

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  2. I hope they win, they're so cute!

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  3. Well from past contestants we really should stop judging a book by its cover :)

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  4. What are they thinking??? LOL. Europeans are not that sentimental...

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  5. Once again the portuguese artist is a disgrace. I don't even watch Eurovision anymore.

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  6. hahha babushki ...:d they are funny

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  7. Obviously people are going to vote for the Russian contestants to have a good laugh : ) I can't say I blame them - it's all better than all those plastic artists that normally compete in Eurovision. Also: wasn't Eurovision all about fun in the first place?

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  8. I'll give my voice for them. They will be creative and something new on Eurovision...

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  9. Badass contestants right there.

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  10. They are wining for sure!! :P

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  11. Congratulations, Buranovskiye Babushki :))

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