Eurovision fans may have booed Russia at Eurovision 2014, but that was then and Polina Gagarina is now. The “A Million Voices” singer wowed audiences with her pitch-perfect vocals and stunning LEDs. They sang along and cheered, and it left Polina in tears. “It was really, really amazing and I’m so thankful for that warmest welcome because everybody was singing with me and it was just amazing,” she said at the first semi final qualifiers press conference. “Really. Thank you all who sang with us! Thank you so much.”
Polina Gagarina: Press conference after semi final 1
During the press conference, a Turkish journalist referenced Russia’s anti-LGBT laws and asked why Polina didn’t choose to sing about this issue. But that didn’t phase Miss Gagarina. “Well,” she said. “I just can say that my song is really about love and it’s really about that we are speaking — everybody is speaking one language, language of love. It’s no difference about who you are. We are people and we can make bridges in a moment. I saw it today. It was amazing. Everybody was screaming Polina. I cried.”
And while fans didn’t boo, they did unfurl Gay Pride flags, which you can see below.
What do you think of Polina? Are you loving her as much as we are?
Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)