I still can’t believe it. A bunch of singing grannies from my Russian town have been selected to represent Russia at Eurovision. They even managed to beat Dima Bilan!
I’m fairly sure that I’ve seen these old buggers singing on the central square once or twice before, and whilst I thought that they were quite interesting and funny I never would have dreamed that they would get a place at Eurovision.
They will sing in a mixture of English and Udmurt. Udmurt is a language mainly spoken in the villages outside my Russian town and it’s supposed to be related to Finnish. I’m met quite a few Udmurt speakers and I’ve even been sung to in Udmurt, but I’ve never managed to learn a single word of the language. Udmurt people speak Russian as well as Udmurt, and they generally have a slightly different look to your average Russian.
Will the Buranovsky grannies win at Eurovision? I doubt it, but at Eurovision taste is optional so anything goes and anybody can win.
Check out their clip and let me know if you think they will win! – Бурановские бабушки – Party for Everybody
The Buranovsky grannies are now second favourite to win at Eurovision, which is just amazing. I guess it’s because their act is so different to the normal euro-trash groups.