Russia at Eurovision 2012 in Baku will be represented by Buranovskie Babushki – folklore group from Udmurtia.
They have won the final Russian qualifying round, which took place two days ago in Moscow.
Buranovskie Babushki performed a song “Party for Everybody” in Udmurt and English languages.
Future winner of Eurovision 2012?
Video of their performance – uploaded on Youtube – was yesterday the most viewed clip in Russia and so far has received about 4000 comments.
Russian netizens comment
MsSledopyt: EXCELLENT!!! Though these are Udmurt national motives, but at least some kind of national motives from Russia. Wish luck to grannies!!!!
Richashii: Yayhha!!!)))))) Hit of the season!)))
euro19952009: How much positive [energy]!!! I am so happy for them!) Super! Can’t look at them without positive emotions, hit Europe!)
DmitriiKiryuhin: Our people have sense of humor! People are tired to be serious and pathetic!!! Won’t win, at least will have some laughters!
Leshi4kin: I fell in love with the small grannie!!!! If you read this, please be my wife!!!!
RHARDBC: Will there be striptease?
rasrasize: I think they will leave nobody a chance, unless someone like monsters from Finland “Hard Rock Hallelujah” come. Then this will be epic battle.
marusya 810: Crying! The small one is just like my grandma Shura and also dances like her. God, how much I miss her…
Dianchiki123: I won’t be surprised if in summer 2012 this song will be remixed and become UNREAL HIT IN ALL CLUBS :DD
openokTV: Set as my ringtone!!!! =) Party for everybody … DANCE! =)
Steelcontrolify: Grannies, my dear we will soon have Olympic games, no money anyway))
I hope that you will conquer Europe as you already conquered us!!! But seems to me, that Moscow 2013 – that’s simply a blow to Russian pocket)) Sorry))
[Note: 1. In 2014 Russian city Sochi will host Winter Olympic Games, which Russian authorities treat as a national pride project "sucking" money of taxpayers.
2. Each year Eurovision is hosted in the country whose representative won in the previous year's contest]
anex1337: I am so happy that to Eurovision go these grannies and not Bilan.
[Note: Dima Bilan - pop singer from Russia who already participated twice in Eurovision finishing second in 2006 and winning it in 2008.
However, many people in Russia don't like him]
MrNormanov: I bet that Bilan will anyway go [to Eurovision 2012] being disguised as one of grannies.
kvaper: Happy holiday of March 8 to you grandmothers!!! Yes, these are our grandmothers, this is our motherland, yes – such we are.. and they are the best)) and don’t care what place they take. Happiness and helth to you.
[Note: March 8 - International Women's Day - is widely celebrated in Russia]
NadjaPanda: the smallest granny is wonderful. Can’t stop watching her.
Entogsea: Of course, old people and they must be supported, but open your eyes… Already everyone thinks that we have bears [walking] in streets, and that Russians are in constant state of hangover. AND HERE EUROVISION and grannies sing “party for everybody dance” о_О
TheUdarnick: This will be party for mobile companies [ed: hinting that everyone will want to download ringtone of this song]
AuRaRosi: Allmighty, give these grannies Health, Longevity and Win in Eurovision 2012. They deserve it as nobody else.
CriminalElemenTT: That’s trolling of grand scale from Russia. And why not!!
Santer1984: Now, they only need to learn some hip-hop. Then it will be absolute winner!
Nik12533: It’s right that they are going [to Eurovision 2012], enough with glamorous faggots.
Alena255: At least somewhere elections are fair.
[Note: referring to fraudulent presidential elections in Russia]
Psih0Z: This is fail of such scale that it’s a win!
Beklishmak: They anyway made it through bed)
matevosoff: I think they are FSB officers in disguise. [ed: FSB is former KGB]
Russia3002: Today European bookmakers named grannies as main favorites for the win!
AndreyRussian: GRANDCHILDREN SHOULD BE PROUD OF SUCH GRANDMOTHERS!!!
Akselnsk1992: Fuck, where is violin? One can’t win Eurovision without it.
[Note: referring to Bilan and Rybak - winners of previous Eurovision contests who used violin in their performances]