Back in July we heard Polina Gagarina‘s Russian language version of “A Million Voices”. Now the Eurovision runner-up has released a video for the song – and it’s looking rather familiar.
The video for “A Million Voices” (or “Million golosov” in Russian) is based on the original English language version. Just as the translated lyrics have kept essentially the name message, the new video stays true to the style of the original.
So there is the same footage of people of different ages and ethnicities as the original. There’s also footage of Polina from the original video, but new clips of her have been added of her singing the Russian version.
And, well, it’s not an exact match. Her iconic white dress is back, but as well as having a summer tan, Polina’s hair is looking unstyled, hanging in a straight bob rather than the glamorous windswept look of the original video.
But Polina still delivers a passionate performance in the video, with no doubt the lyrics in her mother tongue having deeper meaning for her. “A Million Voices” holds up in Russian and shows why it rightly deserved the 303 points in Vienna.