Russia has just announced that Polina Gagarina will sing ‘A Million Voices’ in Vienna! Russian broadcaster Channel One just confirmed the news and also announced that the song has been composed by an international team made of Russians, Swedes and Australians.

The broadcaster hasn’t still confirmed when the song will be released. Meanwhile, you can enjoy this video released by Channel One which includes some parts of the song and the music video! Here is what Polina says about her entry:

This is a song of the world. It is a song of everyone: children, elder people, pregnant… This song is kust about love. Love is the only thing what you should live, breath, keep working for – this is the only sense of life. And million voices are talking about it.

There are 25 children and their parents engaged. Some parents are pregnant and it is even more wonderful, because it is incredibly toching, when there is a husband and wife and one more small human inside. It is so beautiful. I can be myself here, because my song is such a rock ballad, very topical with such a message. It all fits me so much. When I had heard the song, I understood at that very moment that it is mine. I think that everything will be achieved. We have such an amazing team and I am very happy that I have such a sincere, kind and symbolic song will be the voice of Russia.

Polina Gagarina is a famous singer and composer who shot to fame in Russia after winning ‘Fabrika Zvyozd’ (Star Academy) in 2003. Since then, Polina has released three solo albums and has won the ‘Golden Gramophone’, a very prestigious award.

Rumours about Polina representing Russia this year began on Monday and a rush of informations, presentation dates and song names have followed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TmbvvE5WPs

With this announcement, Channel One ends all the speculation behind Russia’s participation this year, which began early in the season with the rumours pointing to Alexandra Vorobyeva, the winner of the third season of ‘Golos Rossii’ (The Voice of Russia). However, the broadcaster decided that they didn’t want to stick to the same selection method they used in 2013 and went for Polina. Do y’all think that it will be a wise choice? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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Gabriela
Gabriela
5 years ago

I don’t like this. Russia ciuld send greater singers than this girl who screem, and when it doesn’t, the music covers her voice. She doesn’t have voice for singing but she was the best option of Russia 2015? Yeah. Who knows who ensured her a place at Esc?

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

She looks nice but I haven’t heard a song without her voice being covered heavily by instruments and other sound effects. This leads to her voice being always shouty which is unpleasant and not allowing to connect with the artist’s feelings and to what she/he wants to transmit. But who knows maybe her song will be now different of those 6-7 that I heard and haven’t had the patience to listen more than 1 min of each.

Frank21
Frank21
5 years ago

oh surprise Russia send a balad about love and peace, i was expecting another warrior with five boys in military uniform in a beatiful coreography where the boys in the end give a kiss eachother,

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

@Daniel the Secret Poison song was a cover…

Eugeny
Eugeny
5 years ago

Ukroboty went on the warpath? Clowns Ragul’skii Polish litter 🙂

???????
???????
5 years ago

???????? ????? ?? ????? ?????, ??????!

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

I just don’t want her to be booed this year. She was and still a respectable artist in Ukraine…

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

*about instead of on, I mean. I need to sharpen my grammar next time lol

Vladimir
Vladimir
5 years ago

And, as usual, forum participants here have to connect Russian Eurovision entry to politics. How about focusing on the song?

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Thank you for translating her message on her interview.

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

i was so confused reading the description… lol

cx
cx
5 years ago

There’s a bigger picture, Donna. There’s a massive propaganda on Russian TV. The song is just a tool to brainwash people… Oh look this girl is so innocent, we are all innocent, singing about peace, we have nothing to do with the war in Ukraine. It’s old soviet methods.

Donna
Donna
5 years ago

And the commenters calling Russia’s entrants hypocrites have finally arrived! Yup, it is the Eurovision already. For fucks sake we don’t even know Polina’s political stand yet for all we know she’s apolitical!

WTF
WTF
5 years ago

Another middle-of-the-pack song that will reach the top 10 just because it’s Russia? It’s possible. It’s annoying how overrated Russia and Azerbaijan almost always are in the actual contest, no wonder their winning entries are considered the worst winners since semis were introduced.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Also Montenegro’s Knez will sing Adio.

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

OFF TOPIC – A message from Karin Park (“Human beings” – Norway)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0rECShBxrg

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

If Elhaida is smart she must bring something different than a balld, although I doubt it.

Putting all political/social differences aside, in my humble opinion, the best ESC was held in Russia in 2009. They set a new standard for the contest.

Alexanderized
Alexanderized
5 years ago

@RUSSIA as much as I admire your wish to be heard, please don’t use Google Translate (or whatever it was) next time—just ask a friend to translate whatever you wanna say.

P.S. “Who is not with us is beneath us.” Seriosuly? That’s really fascist.

RUSSIA
RUSSIA
5 years ago

You know what…. come on you all in the ass . Beautiful Poline, with a beautiful song, going to Austria, and will tear all. In accidental everywhere were stunned to smear Russia?? You are like assholes who haven’t achieved anything in his life. In the end this is a song contest and not policy. How to treat people, I don’t understand. First shooed 17 year old girls that no matter what did great, and now say mean things about her. You all put together even hold a candle to them is not good enough. RUSSIA always was and is the… Read more »

bastian
bastian
5 years ago

I dont care if it is a ballad. A song is good or bad, this one already sounds good and its just a snippet. My body is ready to get back to Russia. Im sure this will finish top 5 🙂 Believe me, she is amazing live.

Calvin
Calvin
5 years ago

Self-parody. I love Polina and wish she weren’t saddled with a peace ballad.

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
5 years ago

Nygma, don;t forget Armenia

Don;t deny will be about the genocide and being strong in exile/diapora
France sings about World War I and
Cyprus is regretiig what he should have done.
Even The Netherlands tries to lift someone up…..

I guess Eurovision is in depression 😉

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

I’m feeling the ballad police’s anguish already
Hopefully it won’t be preachy

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

(Sorry, Polina’s 2013 song was ‘Habek’. Wiwibloggs comment boxes don’t accept cyrillic.)

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

When I was in Moscow two years the fantastic “?????” by Polina was on all the time on the radio. I thought then that she might make a great Eurovision contender

Vlad
Vlad
5 years ago

This seams to be a repeat of Russia 2013 What if again!

Andrea
Andrea
5 years ago

Wow. Polina looks so nice)) good luck, Russia!

Sal
Sal
5 years ago

Another ballad omg. With every song announcement I’m becoming less and less excited. I think Armenia will end up being a ballad as well but at least Israel has been confirmed to be uptempo!

españaeuropa
españaeuropa
5 years ago

Surprised Russia’s not a big six country

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

@Edward Nygma

I believe Serbia is like a continuation on last year’s “Cake to bake” …. The result of too much baking and how to go from white pastry to a full blown red velvet cake….. all baked.

Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
5 years ago

I am very disappointed that we are getting another ballad.

And I am all for songs with strong social messages, BUT:

Malta – song about the suffering of people in today’s society
Switzerland – self-empowering song
Romania – song about the suffering of children away from their parents
Serbia – song about self-empowering through love
Poland – song about the power of love and self-journey

Meanwhile, we have zero sassy sexy songs about seduction, which Secret Poison might have been like.

PS. Just wait for Albanian entry about being strong and surviving…

D
D
5 years ago

It definitely sounds like it’s well produced but from what I’ve heard it’s one of the weakest ballads this year. Maybe a key change will make it stand out, but I feel like it’s gonna get lost in the final (especially if it has a low draw) and Russia isn’t gonna experience the success they have recently and place a little higher than they did in 2011.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

@Alexanderized

I try, lol.

Pet
Pet
5 years ago

oh dear… yet another hypocritical cheesy 1980’s song from Russia. Would this very same song enter the contest for Switzerland, it’d end up right in the bottom. But hey! It’s mother Russia… so top 5 just like in Malmö.

No name
No name
5 years ago

It might be another ballad, but to me it sounds like the best one this year along with Greece. I wanna hear the full version now 😀

Noah
Noah
5 years ago

Is it another ballad? It is another ballad. Sigh.

mad-professor
mad-professor
5 years ago

Another hypocritical song from Russia. Lovely.

Nina
Nina
5 years ago

Oh Yes, as you generally relates to the policy of another country? This bring you harm?

Nina
Nina
5 years ago

Go to hell, the Russophobes! Eurovision is a song contest, not politicians! Polina is a gorgeous girl who did not deserve osvescivanje. She writes great songs and she has a strong voice. You just sit somewhere in the ass and criticize position and morals of the country. No need to specify that we love.

Stevie
5 years ago

What a load of drivel. This song is just thinly veiled Russian propaganda. Let’s all pretend Putin thinks everyone deserves love and the freedom to love (as long as you are a man and a woman producing babies of course.)

Amerivision
Amerivision
5 years ago

Lemme guess, people are complaining about a ballad… again!

Is it a ballad-heavy year? Yeah. But back in the day, most of the songs in the ESC were ballads.

Back to the song, it looks promising but we’ll see.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

The Secret Poison song seemed better.

ct
ct
5 years ago

Not another bland and generic entry about peace, love and unity from Russia again this year. Please Europe, don’t let this go to the final.

Alexanderized
Alexanderized
5 years ago

@Leaf
Your comment cracked me up! 😉

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

I don’t think anyone will win the Eurovision song contest this year……

Mario ~ My Diamond Vision of Gay Love ~ From Homophobic Russia With Gay Love!
Mario ~ My Diamond Vision of Gay Love ~ From Homophobic Russia With Gay Love!
5 years ago

I will wait to hear the whole full version of the russian entry and not listen now just some blurry parts instead.. Ok Russia will not gonna get booed by the audience in Vienna at least heavily…We might expect some mild booing but it won’t be something way too much & over the line like we all witnessed in Copenhagen last year…The noise that has been made by the outrage last year has calmed down now in significant degree.. I can only expect the situation to get worse if Russia continues the same anti gay homophobic policy or votes even… Read more »

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Here’s another 20 seconds!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvNovjNWNGs

Mario ~ My Diamond Vision of Gay Love
Mario ~ My Diamond Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

You ask what is wrong with her arms…?
She must be posessed with demons and we must practise an exorcism to dear Polina & save her..! 😛

Personally i expected a russian hot hunkie babe to fly the flag of Pride 4 Russia in the Diamond Vision instead but anyway.. 😛

blondboybc
blondboybc
5 years ago

OMG, another ballad….sigh.

europa
europa
5 years ago

what is wrong with her arms in that photo? the photoshop disaster!