For weeks we’ve been following the progress of the finalists on The Voice of Russia (Golos)— and we finally have a winner! Alexandra Vorobyova — who you may remember covering Beyoncé’s “Listen” — won the final head-to-head showdown against Jaroslav Dronov with 55.4% of the votes. “I think that I’m in a fairy tale or something,” she said after the show. “It’s all unreal. I am trying to understand what happened this week.”
What happened is that she continuously wowed audiences with her live vocals and stage presence, showing amazing versatility along the way. During the final she impressed judges and fans alike with her medley of songs from “Phantom of the Opera” and her duet of “Baby Sleep” with her mentor Alexander Gradksy, both of which you can watch below.
Why do we care? Outside of the fact she’s a great singer, Alexandra is relevant to Eurovision fans because of the growing rumours that Russia’s First Channel will use The Voice to select its Eurovision 2015 singer. (You can read more about that here). It’s a smart move. A whopping 1.2 million votes were counted, showing just how popular The Voice of Russia has become. Allowing the winner — or another one of the finalists — to sing at Eurovision would be a popular move because the people have, in a sense, already spoken. Plus Alexandra is now tried and tested. You know she can deliver under pressure.
What do you think? Could Alex soar with the right song at Eurovision?
Thank you to wiwireader Aleksey for his help reporting this story.