Déjà vu: Russia’s Serebro launch search for member #8 as Polina Favorskaya quits

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Forget Destiny’s Child. Forget the Sugababes. When it comes to ever rotating line-ups, Serebro can’t be beaten. They first rose to fame as Russia’s Eurovision 2007 act, finishing third with the absolute pop stomper “Song #1”. And while they still hold the record for the most successful girl band at the contest, little else remains of their Eurovision days.

Founding members Elena Temnikova and Marina Lizorkina have long since departed, making Olga Seryabkina the sole survivor of the original incarnation. Over the years she’s seen many more girls come and go, with the latest waving goodbye earlier this week. After three years with the group, member #6 Polina Favorskaya has called it quits. Her exit leaves Olga and member #7 Katya Kischuk as a duo. But the search for a replacement is already underway.

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Taking to their various social media platforms, the ladies announced that the search for member #8 begins immediately. All those interested can apply by uploading a one minute long clip to Instagram along with the hashtag #SEREBROBQCASTING. Hopefuls must perform a song of their choice and state their name, age, and height. Casting closes on Sunday 8th October.

Despite the ever changing line-up, the chosen one will join an entity which is still very much a major pop power. In July, they released their last music video with Polina, “Mezhdu nami lyubov” (Love Between Us). It easily broke into the top 20 in the Russian charts. The song itself is radio-friendly, summer-ready and extremely current — think One Republic and Amir’s “No Vacancy” sung by women — while the sunny video combines the trio’s ever present sex appeal with generous helpings of humour.

Serebro “Mezhdu nami lyubov” (Official music video)

What do you make of all the line-up changes? Will the Serebro brand outlive us all? And would you consider auditioning for the group? Let us know in the comments below.

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