Eurovision fans demonstrated mixed feelings towards Russia at Eurovision this year—and the Tolmachevy Twins felt the heat. They earned a top 10 finish and received 12 points from Azerbaijan and Belarus, but the audience booed both times. Given fans negative feelings toward Russia at the moment, who in Russia would be happy to put themselves in the line of fire at Eurovision 2015?

We have the answer: Bring back the Tolmachevy Sisters! Team Wiwi can think of not one, but 28 reasons why the fabulous duo should pack their bags and hop on a plane to Austria next May. Come on Russia 1, answer our prayers: We’re Team Tolmachevy!

1. They deserve a second chance after receiving such a frosty reception in Copenhagen.

Tolmachevy 12 Points

2. The Tolmachevy see-saw thrilled us in Copenhagen, and we want to see more playground equipment at Eurovision. Will 2015 be the year of the carousel?

See saw

3. We’d rather have them sing at Eurovision than Intervision.

Putin

4. Isn’t it tradition for twins to return to Eurovision? If Jedward can do it, then so can Mariya and Anastasia!

Jedward Baku

5. The could make history as the first singers to win Junior Eurovision and Eurovision!

6. Because maybe they’ll bring back Rui Andrade, who is seriously sexy.

Rui Andrade

7. They could enter the arena sitting on a psychedelic bird, like they did in 2009.

http://youtu.be/D-VHf6bvrNk

8. “Shine” reached 7th place. Could attempt 2 bring them a victory?

Tolmachevy YES

9. They could redeem themselves with the wiwi jury after the mess that was “Shine”.

Wiwi jury Russia

10. Whether you like their songs or not, there’s no denying those girls can sing!

11. We get to see more fabulous matching outfits.

Tolmachevy Outfits

12. There could be a blossoming friendship between the twins and Conchita.

RUS AUS

13. We’d finally get the chance to interview them. We could only catch Rui in Copenhagen, but at least the twins appear in the background.

14. Philip Kirkorov could write their song.

Tolmachevy and Kirkorov

15. Maybe they’ll tie their hair together in a single braid again…

Tolmachevy hair

16. It’d save us from a four hour Russian National Selection TV show.

Russian National Selection

17. They’ll likely bring some more fierce dance moves, like the knee-bend-and-punch motion when they sang, “Nothing’s gonna bring me down, bring me down…”

Tolmachevy Punch

18. Because a conjoined weave needs to BE a reality, not just a ponytail-based illusion.  

Tolmachevy ponytail

19. A second outing for the silk kimono get-up is a MUST.

Tolmachevy Costume

20. Everyone deserves a chance to improve on a bad dye-job (y’all have a LOT of improving to do).

Tolmachevy gif

21. Staging with mirrors to give the impression of Tolmachevy Octuplets like in their postcard.

Tolmachevy Postcard

22. So they can each sing equal parts because there was no vocal equality on stage this year.

23. We can see more of Anastasia’s fabulous backstage selfies on her facebook page.

Tolmachevy Selfie

24. More of their crazy fans can come to Austria to support them.

Tolmachevy fans

25. They could cover next year’s Eurovision songs too!

26. They could show Eurovision is about music rather than politics by taking pictures with Ukraine’s 2015 participant. (Let’s hope they’re as lovely as Mariya Yaremchuk!)

Tolmachevy and Yaremchuk

27. They celebrated our 5th birthday with us this year, they can wish us happy birthday again next year! (Skip to 10:18 below).

28. We’d have another chance to practise telling the difference between them.

Tolmachevy Press Conference

 

What do you think? Would you LOVE to hear the twins sing at Eurovision 2015?

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Bledar Leka
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Bledar Leka

I have a feeling that Michele Perinola will be the 3rd Junior Eurovision star in Eurovision. I think San Marino will choose him for ESC 2015

Alexander
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Alexander

29th reason: ESC organizers can make it up for them by writing their family name in singular correctly next time—they’re Maria Tolmacheva & Anastasia Tolmacheva.

Just being honest
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Just being honest

Yeah I want them back. They seem lovable. The booing shouldn’t be a set back for them. Remember they’ve won Junior Eurovision before so they already experienced affection from other European countries, long before this political stuff happened. I expect that they are open minded girls.

Francheska
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@davve Regardless of the age and gender, the artists are merely from that nation. They don’t represent the politics and social attitudes of the government. If my babushka were to participate, she would not all of the sudden become nostalgic for the Soviet era and justify the pseudo-Communist government.
Eurovision should not be about politics, but we should be bigger people than those who we think are too political. In many ways, you are just as bad as those who refuse to accept their results without political support.

An?ela
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An?ela

Of course! After I “met” them on ESC they became my favourite personalities. They are so funny and cheerful, they brought positive energy in my life. I started to adore them and that made me to start learning Russian – yes, because of them. I don’t know, but they have strong influence on me. I will be so happy if i can watch them next year ?

davve
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davve

@Francheska you like others again uses terminology which are simply strange. “innocent young girls” “two 17 year old girls”.. it bloody doesnt matter if these people on stage are 17 and girls or 50 year old men… if they are grown up to the degree that they can stand on a stage and sing and represent a country then they also have to take the consequences of representing that country. No matter if they are 17 and “poor young girls” or older.. Had we really had this discussion if a 50-60 year old man had been booed. I dont think… Read more »

Ranting Ruby
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Ranting Ruby

What about Johnny Logan, Darren?? Valentina Monetta? Cheryl from Buck’s Fizz?

(But yeah, usually, you’re right … Niamh Kavanagh, Selma from Iceland, Zeljko Joksimovic, Lena …). I would love to see the Tolmachevy sisters sing something decent, though. And sort out their hair dye. And sing in Russian. And maybe even do something outrageous like paint on beards at the last minute!

Francheska
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@David: I think people know very well how oppressive the regime is. Nobody is defending the Russian government, people are defending these 17-year-old girls. No government fully represents its people, and mistaking a government for its people is a fatal mistake. Now, I accept that none of you meant to boo the girls themselves, but rather protest the government. Yet, Eurovision is about overcoming boundaries and politics for music and a visual spectacle. When you boo, you are voicing your opinion of whoever is on the physical stage. In this case, it was two innocent girls who did nothing except… Read more »

George
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I want to see them singing “we don’t want a Put in” bla bla bla

davve
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davve

@David, again u underestimates these girls as “young girls”. it doesnt matter if they are young girls or 50 year old men. If they represent an evil regime that just days and weeks earlier attacks and invade another country. Like thugs. Then they also have to handle the fact that people who actually loves freedom and free speech will boo them out….

Sending “young girls” as political alibis to prevent booing are just repulsive to be hones.t and it didnt work. Europe booed russia out.. and i applaude them!

Sarah Boucher
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Yeah! that would be awesome, this time in Russian Language.

David Thielen
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@David I do think Putin’s regime is awful. Unlike you however, I don’t assume that every citizen of the country fully agrees with Putin and is equally responsible for his actions.

And not all of the audience boo-ed them. I was in the audience and I was cheering them, as were many other around me.

Make all the excuses you want, in my book you are bullying young girls for something they had nothing to do with.

David
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David

@David, also the fact that Russia was represented by “young girls ” are irrelevant. They represent evil.. They are the regimes alibi..

U obviously have no clue about how repressive Russias regime are. So get off your high horse dimwit!

Henrik
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Nah… There are so many other that were equally good. Why them? Because they got buh’ed? Get over it.

Donna
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Donna

I’ll be really happy if the Tolmachevy Sisters return, they are one of the best entries ever sent by Russia. In fact, they’ve done better when it comes to singing in English as seen on their new song, “Universe” (not to mention their vocals have gone even stronger on that one) so seeing them again in the Eurovision will definitely be a good thing. Besides, they never meddled with Russia’s politics so why should they stay out of the contest? Lastly, they will be able to maximize their musical potential better in Eurovision vs. Intervision.

David Thielen
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@David – you and the others that boo two young girls because you blame them for all the sins of their country denigrate the entire contest by your actions. The message the booing sends is one that goes to all of Europe – that some in the audience are utter dick-wads.

What next, are you going to boo all countries that don’t have gay marriage? Maybe boo all the countries that aren’t democracies? And that list is not just Belarus & Azerbaijan, there’s a lot of monarchies in Europe which is fundamentally undemocratic.

Please take your hate elsewhere.

D
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D

@David
I’m sorry but I do not agree with you at all. Eurovision is not supposed to be a political thing but people like you won’t stop bringing politics into this. It’s just annoying and extremely disrespectful to the twins. If you were Russian and were heckled by random people just because you showed your face in a different country and they didn’t like your government (no matter how you felt about your government) how would you feel. I know that’s a cliché thing to say, the “walk in their shoes” thing but it’s true.

David
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David

@zoran, my view was obviously shared by most people attending Eurovision. You know all of us who actually enjoys freedom and free expression and who do not support evil. The fact that the twins was booed was not personal.. It was directed as a protest against the evil regime of russia and belarus. And in all honesty i found it refreshing that the audience stood up for freedom and the audience who booed deserves a medal!

Pat
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Pat

One reason that they not shall come back they are bad!

Zoran
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Zoran

@David What the fuck thas Eurovision have with Vladimir Putin?? Singers from Russia who maybe like and maybe don’t their ‘different’ president should be bood? Seriously grow up dude!!

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paco
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Que falta de coherencia la de Rusia,primero critican a una artista con barba ahora quieren ir al pais de la barba…por mi no gracias.

David
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David

I definitely support the Booing of Russia at ESC. If a country acts like a thug and has a “president” who is close to being a complete joke.. Then that country deserves to be booed. Even more so when they send a “young girl ” alibi to Copenhagen!

The twins are talented but if they represent that particular country again they can expect the same booing next year.

Rogesc
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Rogesc

I think Russia will get booed again in 2015 if they constantly appear in the worldwide news in a negative way

beccaboo1212
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Good idea!!

Darren
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Darren

Returning artists never really do as well the second time around
*ahem*
Jedward (7th in 2011, 19th in 2012)
Paula and Ovi (3rd in 2010, 12th in 2014)

Unless your Dima Bilan, there is no point in returning.

D
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D

I’d love to see more Junior Eurovision participants in the adult contest. Specifically Katya Ryabova, Lerika, Paulina Skrabyte, Rachel, Erik Rapp, Lova Sönnerbo, and Femke Meines. Most of the ones I mentioned would be old enough for the 2015 contest but then the rest (I think) can participate by 2016. I liked the Tolmachevy Sisters but as I’ve said before I don’t like when artists return to the contest.

Jan
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Jan

Absolutely and definitely – YES! I was so dissapointed to audience’s reactions after getting points, and of course after passing into the Grand Final .. well ok, I hate Russian political system, too, but Eurovision in fucking show-musical competition, so there’s no place for politics .. as the Kirkorov says: They came to CPH to share music and love. And that’s definitely what they actually did! And final answer: YES, I would love to see them next year in Austria 🙂