On Wednesday Russian national broadcaster Channel One officially confirmed that Polina Gagarina will represent Russia in Vienna with her song “A Million Voices”. The broadcaster revealed a couple of teasers, but now the song in its full glory is ready for us and we are very excited to hear it.

“A Million Voices” is a beautiful and powerful ballad (another ballad!) and we are happy with such a nice song from Russia. Polina herself is an award-winning singer with a strong voice. This is how Polina describes her song:

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

The lyrics may cause controversy, but we are hoping that this song will share a bit of love and will not get affected by anything else, like it happened last year.

Our first reactions

“A Million Voices” – Lyrics

We are the world’s people
Different yet we’re the same
We believe
We believe in a dream

Praying for peace and healing
I hope we can start again
We believe
We believe in the dream

So if you ever feel love is fading
Together like the stars in the sky
We can sing
We can shine

When you hear our voices call
You won’t be lonely anymore
A million voices
Your heart is like a beating drum
Burning brighter than the sun
A million voices

Now as the world is listening
From cities and satellites
We believe
We believe
In your dream

If you ever feel love is fading
Together like the stars in the sky
We can sing
We can shine

When you hear our voices call
You won’t be lonely anymore
A million voices
Your heart is like a beating drum
Burning brighter than the sun
A million voices

When I look around at these faces
I can see the stars in the sky
We will sing
We will shine

When you hear our voices call
You won’t be lonely anymore
A million voices

Singing out
Singing out
Ooh
Singing out
Singing out
Ooh
Singing out
A million voices

Singing out
Singing out
Ooh
Singing out
Singing out
Ooh
Singing out
A million voices
A million voices

What do you think about the song? Will Russia do well with it? Let us know in the comments below!

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Alex
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Alex

Million voices – million votes from Estonia !!!!!!
Polina best of the best!!! <3

Josh
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Josh

This was actually my favourite last night and is also my favourite on Saturday. It is a great song and I liked it a lot. It would also be perfect at a gay pride – a million voice screaming for equality 😛 Last year I got angry because of the booing. I might belong the to LGBT community and should hate Russia, but I do not. I hate the politicians, but I hate all politicians not matter what country so that is unimportant. Also – Conchita came third in the Russian national votes (public votes, the russian jury was not… Read more »

Carli
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Carli

Song is great.
Polina is beautiful.
Putin is hot!
Greetings from Serbia 🙂

Sean
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Sean

What is Russia doing in Europe?? Killing Ukranians. Killing Georgians. Threatening with nuclear weapons. Sending bombers to European countries. And now they sing about peace at the same time????????? I hope this Putin agent will be booed during the whole song.

JoeyP6
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JoeyP6

Russia-maximum 2/12 points this year.That Polina has an awful voice(no voice at all,plus she`s screeming for nothing), in spite that music of this song is nice.and lyrics:”When I look around at these faces
I can see the stars in the sky
We will sing
We will shine..a million voices ooooh ooohhhh”

.Why not 7 billion voices? why are more important 1 mill voices than all voices?Stupid lyrics+stupid voice.Who promoted her to get into the National Final?Abramovich?

Irina Umanskaya (@IUmanskaya)
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Irina Umanskaya (@IUmanskaya)

Can arrange enough here slops. It is not politized and tolerant Europe:). At first you depart from the TVs and analyse a situation from independent sources that occurs in Ukraine. And then write here.

Movie who deleted already many times on youtube. If we are not right why deleted movies!!! 1-2 days and again deleted on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7MuqaJTDPY

Junire
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Junire

@Peter
Calling a whole country “a warmongering nation” just for the actions of its government is really-really fascist, you know. Not to mention that your political knowledge seems qiute superficial (“Russians have attacked Georgia and Ukraine”).

Peter
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Peter

‘We believe in a dream
Praying for peace and healing’

Good gracious, the Russians have attacked Georgia and Ukraine, stolen Crimea and now their dictator Putin admits he was about to use nuclear weapons last year to conquer Crimea.

It is an absolute disgrace that this warmongering nation is allowed to participate. I thought Europe stood for friendship and togetherness. In reality the country that is attacked cannot participate – Ukraine – and the attackers Russia sing about peace and healing. Utterly shameful. Zero points.

Olaalo
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Olaalo

Very ironic, Russia sending a song about “we are all humans” when russian government and russian people are one of the most racist and homophobic in whole world.

Lndr
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Lndr

Humm

Erin
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Erin

@PP – it’s just my assessment that Paulina will do better than the Tolmachevy sisters and get at best a score of 178 points which is still not enough to come close to a possible victory and realistically, a saccharine ballad is not what a winner in 2015 should sound like. I don’t rule out a ballad ever winning Eurovision again, but it’s got to sound like an adult contemporary soft-rock song with modern styles of song writing.

Alina
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Alina

Thank you to those who rate the song and not paying attention to politics. Politics is present at Eurovision, but it is not the main criterion. If you do not understand this, then you are a hypocrite, which is tolerant only to those who you like. I’m so sorry. Pauline does not win, it’s understandable. But I hope for an adequate assessment. xx

Vladimir
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Vladimir

I really like this song and I hope people will manage to separate politics from music. And, if anyone cares about this, no – I’m not Russian.

My top 5:

1. Israel
2. Italy
3. Russia
4. Sweden
5. Iceland

Junire
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Junire

People who say that Russia will only qualify or end up in top-10 are either very arrogant or stupid. It’s a losers’ talk.

Melissa J
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1. Russia should’t even be in Eurovision this year, certainly not after their behavior when Conchita won last year and given recent events that show that they are an aggressor.

2. The songs they have been sending not only are incredibly cheesy and ironic given that it’s Russia, but they also tend to erase the artist’s identity. This song doesn’t even sound anything like any of Polina’s other songs, which are kind of dark and electro-pop, from what I’ve heard.

3.It shouldn’t qualify, but it will because Russia.

Lawrence Gibb
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Lawrence Gibb

Not terrible, just done to death and a cynical attempt to get people to disregard Russia’s recent history. It doesn’t deserve to but will no doubt end up in the top 10.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Booing the artist is never the answer, what have they done wrong? If you do not like the song for “ANY” reason just don’t vote for it!! Don’t clap if you must, but there should be no booing.

Alexanderized
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Alexanderized

@ESCFan, this is a repeat of 90% entries below, a try to be smartass from hypocrite Europe

ESCFan
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ESCFan

Russia this is a repeat of 2013 entry, a try to sing of peace and love from Russia

Julian
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Julian

Song is good only question is how will it sound when it is performed live. This is the main problem with internally selected songs. Last year Spain, UK, Ireland were hot enough favourites based on video versions and then it was like “yeah it was very bad”. Opposite to this was Austria who delivered a strong live performance. About booing hope it will not happen anymore be it against the politics of a country (if political songs are not accepted then why is political booing?) or against singers (what reason can be legitimate for booing? being gay, homophobe, fat, ugly,… Read more »

maryah
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I dont like this song. Georgia is the best! NiNa !!

Sarah Boucher
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If VGTRK hosts next year’s contest, the ‘language-free rule’ starts again.

bavarson
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bavarson

Russia vs Spain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Frank21
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Frank21

Is not because is Russia , the song is just horrrible, in the bottom of my list,

Antranig Shokayan
Editor

She gives me Ellie Goulding vibes, it is really glam <3 Top 5 for me right now.

BritneyHooker
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BritneyHooker

@MTD you want Eurovision to be full of stupid, meaningless pop songs like Israel this year?

PP
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PP

My TOP 38
1.Norway
2.Italy
3.Slovenia
4.Spain
5.Sweden
6.Serbia
7.Estonia
8.Iceland
9.The Netherlands
10.United Kingdom
11.Romania
12.Belgium
13.Greece
14.Malta
15.Israel
16.Belarus
17.Georgia
18.Denmark
19.Switzerland
20.Poland
21.Moldova
22.Azerbaijan
23.France
24.Austria
25.Cyprus
26.Portugal
27.Lithuania
28.Germany
29.Czech Republic
30.San Marino
31.Albania
32.Hungary
33.Russia
34.F.Y.R Macedonia
35.Ireland
36.Latvia
37.Armenia
38.Finland

PP
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PP

Erin
If 89 points were enough for the Tolmachevy Sisters to gain 7th place last year despite the booing from spontaneous or small groups of hecklers, Paulina Gagarina will likely earn double.
I think that Russia colect maximum 90 to 100 points in final (only thanks to diaspora in ex soviet countries, and some countrie where many people love Russia, Montenegro, Serbia, maybe Greece)
7 place with only 79 points we have only in 2014 , in 2013 Italy was on 7 place with 126 points, in 2010 Armenia was at 7 place with huge 141 points

PP
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PP

Russia from 2012 send peace songs to Eurovision like UK in 1990,91 , but from 2013 anybody don t believe in their song with peace message after Ukraine crisis.

Irina Umanskaya (@IUmanskaya)
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Irina Umanskaya (@IUmanskaya)

I hope that politics will be out Eurovision. This is song about peace of all people all over the world and about families. There is not about politics. And one literally remark. In the east of Ukraine – a humanitarian disaster. Those who couldn’t leave Donbass sit in hunger and cold. What does Europe do to help simple people? Expresses readiness to deliver the lethal weapon in order of Usa s goverment. You come there and you look that there in general really occurs. But not that, for you on your TVs is broadcast. Who is bombs the cities in… Read more »

Irina Umanskaya (@IUmanskaya)
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Irina Umanskaya (@IUmanskaya)

I hope that politics will be out Eurovision. This is song about peace of all people all over the world and about families. There is not politics. And one literally remark. In the east of Ukraine – a humanitarian disaster. Those who couldn’t leave Donbass sit in hunger and cold. What does Europe do to help simple people? Expresses readiness to deliver the lethal weaponin order of Usa s goverment. You come there and you look that there in general really occurs. But not that, for you on your TVs is broadcast. Who is bombs the cities in the south… Read more »

Antranig Shokayan
Editor

Absolutely INCREDIBLE song, possibly in my Top 5 once I listen to it a few more times. VERY impressive Russia <3

V_Aus
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V_Aus

Yes, the lyrics are ironic considering world events lately, and everyone can see through that. Remember over the years Israel and Germany have often sent songs with a similar “we are the world, so let’s all be friends” message. Those two haven’t exactly had harmonious relations with their neighbours in the past either but we still enjoy their entries. Let’s try to put politics into the background and remember the ESC is a song contest, not an international criminal court. This is a really strong, uplifting song, and Polina sings it superbly.

españaeuropa
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españaeuropa

Putin is not responsible for who gets sent to the Eurovision Song Contest. Putin is not trying to give this message, someone else is showing that they want peace and they’re trying to get everyone else on board to show how much they want it and that they can see that not all Russians are war seeking homophobes.

EurofanforPeace
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EurofanforPeace

One thing is the government of Russia and another different thing is the people or the citizens from Russia.
Polina is a great singer and artist, and she deserves our support for her brilliance career. I think the song is beautiful and emotional. It’s deserve TOP 5.

Pastora Soler haha!
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Pastora Soler haha!

hahahahah oh come on Russia, you are very funny

The lyrics are joke? Poor good singer with that bullshit.

Please PUTIN, stop using Eurovision for your political propaganda. TY.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Also, people are ignoring the point that the song is representing the COUNTRY, not Polina herself. It’s Russia, once again, sending a song that’s saying everyone should be united and treat each other with respect, despite everything they’re doing. Given the recent news that Putin was prepared to destroy the world last year to protect one man, I can’t see this song going down well.

ct
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ct

Such a waste of the great talent that Polina is. Another” We are the world” ballad from Russia…

mad-professor
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mad-professor

To be honest, the hypocritical lyrics are alright… because the song is terrible anyway. It’s a generic inspirational song, something which has already been done to death and doesn’t stand out at all.

day one
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day one

wow Russia sending a song about peace for the 3rd time in a row as it the country gets worse and worse.
BTW The Eurovision Song contest is to represent your country by music that’s why Turkey sent Turkish flare music but Russia sending a song like this does not represent Russia at all.
Bring back Ukraine!!!

bastian
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bastian

Polina? Hi 🙂 …. THANK YOU! I *LOOOOVE* this song so much, i have tears in my eyes, its absolutely wonderful! I love the message and i dont care what Putin / your country did, this is a f*cking contest and you deserve to do well!!!! You are not Russia, you are Polina, a human being like all of us and you are not responsible for what your country did. I will support you, and im sure a lot will do so!

Erin
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Erin

The song’s lyrics are full of painfully blatant cliches and if you expect peoples’ subconscious to turn off for 3 minutes and concentrate on the song without being reminded that it represents Russia, that’s one heck of a cognitive dissonance! If 89 points were enough for the Tolmachevy Sisters to gain 7th place last year despite the booing from spontaneous or small groups of hecklers, Paulina Gagarina will likely earn double than that at best because of her star celebrity and proven vocal competence, but that’s all there is in this ballad: it’s a polished and manufactured product which is… Read more »

Daniel
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Daniel

OK now I love it.

MTD
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MTD

I would like all of us, together to start a petition, in the 2016 edition of ESC ballads to be BANNED! 😛

WTF
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WTF

Well, not bad at all. Best Russian entry since they won it, actually.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

It looks like Serbia have gone for 100% English, Romania Part English and Montenegro 100% Montenegrin. We know the others already, so SIX 100% non English = 15%.

Alexander
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Alexander

People, claiming that Russia is (being) hypocritical are stupid as fuck.

I for example come from Russia but live & study in Germany. Obviously, the way I behave and treat people impacts people’s opinion about Russia, to a certain degree. So, if I’m nice and polite to them, I’m a hypicrite as well?

Cee
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Cee

@chema

85% of Russians support whatever Putin is doing

JAIRO
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JAIRO