Forget Mother Russia. This year Eurovision voters in Moscow have elected to go with Grandmother Russia instead. That’s right. Buranovskiye Babushki—a group of six singing grandmas—have won the right to represent Russia at Eurovision 2012. Currently aged between 43 and 74, they defeated a number of big-name acts including R&B singer Timati and 2008 Eurovision […]
Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko—he who danced effeminately in circles on a tiny ice pad during Dima Bilan’s ‘Believe’ at Eurovision 2008—is back! The 29 year-old revived his figure skating career after a two-year absence by winning the Russian nationals in Saransk last week.
Phillip Kirkorov, one of Russia’s most hot-tempered divas and its 1995 Eurovision contestant, has announced that he has had a baby with the help of a surrogate mother in the United States.
The oddsmakers have Russia’s Katya Ryabova and the Netherlands’ Rachel locked in a dead heat to win tonight’s Junior Eurovision Song contest. This matches the prediction Wiwi’s readers made. Our own poll suggests Rachel will win, and that Katya will place third. Anyway, here are the complete odds: 3,25 . Russia: Katya Ryabova – Romeo […]
Dima Bilan, the Russian playboy who won Eurovision 2008, has released the official video for “Zadyhaousj” (Gasping). Does it leave you short of breath? Let Wiwi know!
Watch Katya Ryabova’s official video for “Like Romeo and Juliet.” She’ll represent Russia at Junior Eurovision 2011. Lyrics follow the video.
Philipp Kirkorov—he who makes appalling Eurovision covers—is used to giving audiences a scare. But a fan turned the tables on the 44-year old recently in Tashkent, Uzbekistan by touching Kirkorov’s gold-sequined cardigan when he wasn’t looking. The Russian diva let out an audible shriek, but magically the song went on and his voice kept streaming […]
Katya Ryabova, who finished second at Junior Eurovision 2009, will fly the flag for Russia in Yerevan this November.