Earlier this morning, Russia dropped a bombshell  by announcing the Tolmachevy Twins as their representatives in Copenhagen. They want us to get totally worked up so they’ve decided to delay the song presentation to an unknown date.

In an interview they gave to Sergei Briljov, they confirmed that the song will be performed in English, and also said that their biggest competitors are the United Kingdom, Ukraine and Sweden.

http://youtu.be/ZEyTjj27Ec4?t=22m13s

Philip Kirkorov, Russia’s 1995 representative, and Dimitris Kontopoulos, the man behind Eurovision entries like Hold me (Azerbaijan 2013), Shady Lady (Ukraine 2008), Never Let You Go (Russia 2006), This Is Our Night (Greece 2009), and Work Your Magic (Belarus 2007) are in talks with the Russian national broadcaster regarding production of their entry.

The twins weren’t Russia’s first choice. Originally, the broadcaster Russia-1 had planned to hold a national selection titled Kto?. However, the plans were abandoned as national selection submissions didn’t meet the quality and quantity criteria set by the broadcaster.

Maria and Anastasiya Tolmachevy rose to fame after winning Junior Eurovision 2006 in Bucharest. They sang “Vesenniy Jazz” and achieved a total of 154 points, which remains the country’s highest result to date.

They are the second act from Junior Eurovision  to represent their homeland at adult Eurovision. Nevena Bozovic from Moje 3 was the first; she represented Serbia at Junior Eurovision 2007 and Eurovision in 2013.

The Tolmachevy twins took part in opening act in the first semifinal of Eurovision 2009, where they landed on stage on the Firebird from Slavic folkore. Can we expect something similar this year?

http://youtu.be/D-VHf6bvrNk

 

 

Mario Saucedo contributed this report from Croatia. Follow the team from WiwiBloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.
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norfolkNman
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norfolkNman

Are Russia that naive? Do they not realise how much they are hated by other countries? Totally pointless them entering this year, or any other

Djole
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Djole

Leave politics aside!!! All of you “ESC fans” are worse than anyone else who hates Eurovision for being “political” by saying BOYCOTT RUSSIA, I HOPE THEY’LL END UP LAST… It’s a SONG contest!!!

Thiefo
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Thiefo

D, I’m with you, Ukraine is also in my top 10, regardless of what everybody else thinks 😛

Anyway, let’s wait for the song, just then I’ll say my opinion about the russian entry.

beccaboo1212
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Coooooooooooooooooooooll!!!!!!!!!

Musico
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Musico

Azerbaijan is on the same semi-final as Russia plus the composer of their song entry last year will be working with the Twins this year. That’s guaranteed 12 points to each other’s countries.

Eugene UK
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Eugene UK

Ukraine could well pick up a few sympathy votes, but I hope the twins don’t feel the backlash of what is currently going on. They are not to blame for anything their leaders do. It would help the contest if the tension is resolved before the contest starts.

Rogesc
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Rogesc

eurovision shouldn’t be going about politics but I really hope that Russia will end up last in their semi final with 0 points. Sadly we all know that is never going to happen partly because of politics

Alex
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Alex

D: Probably because of the lyrics. “We belong to each other like a sister to a brother,” “Tick tock. Tricky tricky tock tock tock.”

She has no hype amongst the fans right now but is probably a safe bet at top 10.

D
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D

Why does everyone hate “Tick-Tock”? It’s better than 3/4 of the entries this year and in my top ten, I don’t get it.

Jacob
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Jacob

I am hoping Russia send a bad song, although seeing them get booed repeatedly in the final like in 2010 would be amusing…

Robyn
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Robyn

Ukraine is their biggest competition? Hey, maybe their song will be worse than “Tick-Tock”.

Erin
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Erin

I think Russia wants to have the final word this season and not let Conchita set the agenda. Austria postponed to the 18th, but Russia doesn’t even have a date yet! It’s not a coincidence because Russia has no problem in stretching the rules when it suits it. I don’t think Austria should have delayed either (unless there was a justified enough cause for it), but in Russia’s case it’s purely tactical, untransparent and infantile.

Easpag
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Easpag

@Dar the newer version of Ukraine’s entry is good. And the Azeri entry will probably be announced later.

Anyways, I kinda expected this. The rumours have been floating around for a while.

Dar
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Btw azerbaijan was supposed to release their song today ???

Dar
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The think ukraine is one of their biggest competitors … Lol lol .. Have they even heard ukraines entry …

Dhani
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Russia to win ESC! 🙂 I love you Russia

D
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D

As much as I don’t want Russia to do well, I think they will.