Europe seriously loved Russia’s Polina Gagarina at Eurovision 2015. With her feel-good, we-are-the-world number “A Million Voices”, she won the first semi final and finished second in the grand final (and even led halfway through the voting). Since ESC we’ve seen her perform “A Million Voices” at the Muz Music Awards in Astana and again at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Allocation Draw in St. Petersburg. And both times she didn’t just reprise the song, but also her white dress. We seriously hope she owns a few of these, otherwise her dry cleaner is a saint.

Over the weekend we saw her once again, this time at the closing ceremony of the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan. Unlike in St. Petersburg, this performance was definitely live. She was joined by live accompaniament and at times did a bit of improvisation. The white-denim-clad backing vocalists and drummers look a bit more modern, and we totally approve. Are you feeling it?

Polina Gagarina in Kazan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8RvuXw3NqE

Polina at the Eurovision 2015 semi final press conference

Polina on the red carpet

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Diane
Diane
5 years ago

The only Russian Eurovision song that I like in the 21st century.

V
V
5 years ago

hurrizah, by two Russians and one Australian too.

Jen
Jen
5 years ago

why do you think Russians are so unhappy living there? Yeah, of course our government is crappy, but we are okay. We are not screaming. We are just tired of all this.

davve
davve
5 years ago

it is like in russia.. a million voices screams for freedom and the end of dictatorship… no one hears them.

nataly
nataly
5 years ago

Polina Gagarina comments in Instagram:
like that: “For those who already looked at air or is going to look – know that at the beginning there were technical malfunctions. Unfortunately, the song began with the second part of the 1st couplet, and to this sound wasn’t neither at me, nor at musicians! It is the air, there can be any situations, but it seems to me we perfectly consulted!”

The sound producer is guilty:-(

nataly
nataly
5 years ago

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hurrizah
hurrizah
5 years ago

written by Swedes

ct
ct
5 years ago

She is the perfect ambassador for Russia.

I predict she may do Eurovision again, like Dima Bilan.

@harryquinn97
@harryquinn97
5 years ago

The “improv” at the start sounded a bit like she lost the melody and had to repeat some of the lyrics to stay in time with the music….
But such a great song and singer, a perfect anthem for events such as the World Aquatics Championships.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

she is only asked to perform in russian shows. too bad she’s singing in english.

MQNDE
MQNDE
5 years ago

Is that white dress the only outfit she owns?