Russia’s Polina Gagarina has fame, skill, and passion — and now it’s time to share all of that with the country’s aspiring pop stars. Polina, who came second at Eurovision 2015, is the newest judge on the Russian edition of The Voice. Get ready to watch her turn!

“The Voice” has always had strong ties with Eurovision in Russia. Dima Bilan, who won Eurovision back in Belgrade in 2008, served as a judge for the show’s first three seasons. However, time moves on and new stars rise. Polina, who actually earned more points than Dima did at Eurovision, has stolen the spotlight and now kicked him out of the coach’s chair!

Dima is gone, but not forgotten. He and producers played a little gag on the audience during the blind auditions on Friday when he auditioned. None of the coaches turned their chairs, even though Polina was on the edge of pushing the button. All of the coaches threw major shade on their former colleague (but they were just kidding).

There’s another connection between “The Voice” and Eurovision. Dina Garipova, who sang for Russia in Malmö, was the first ever winner of the show. Even so it’s very unlikly Russia’s 2016 singer will come from the series. That’s because Rossiya (VGTRK), which is responsible for ESC this year, doesn’t broadcast “The Voice”. And Channel One, the station that does air it, has stated in the past that they do not want to use the format to choose their Eurovision acts any more.

Will Polina manage to build the strongest team and win the show with her protégé? Let us know what you think! And let’s cross our fingers for her…

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@ Elina Just chill…It was totally normal 4 Polina to feel nervous & be like that…Like a fish out of the sea.. Everyone would feel the same if was in her shoes.. Give it just few time & Polina will manage to adapt & gain her self confidence.. She still is not so experienced with media as others are {like Dima} that count much experience with many years of public tv exposure & do not face hard time to talk on camera live on teleVision.. Its really difficult & tough to be on TV…So just give her a break please..… Read more »

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Congratulations to the one & only GreAtY miss Polina Gay.Gay.rina <3 🙂
She deserves this success that she is enjoying after her triumph in Vienna's Vision <3 🙂
She might did not win but she stole the show <3 🙂
Now i'm waiting 4 dear Polina to relese her new next english song <3 🙂

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hahaha LOL ..not even she didn’t turn the spotlight on her but she was so nervous that I am wondering why she is here .. she is not mentor-alike.. and @jen so true sb has to kick his team’s ass he has won for 3 years!!

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bavarson

oh yeah

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OHHH I want her team to kick Gradsky’s team’s butts!