There’s just one short month until JESC 2015, and Mikhail Smirnov hopes it is filled with the new and final version of his song “Mechta”.
Misha was selected to represent Russia on September 25, after winning the jury votes and receiving over 8,000 televotes. That was more than enough to make him Russia’s first male solo act since 2008, when Mikhail Puntov represented the country.
That’s all well and good — but Misha’s song was over three minutes. So he and his team have hit the studio and cut it down. While they were at it they gave the song a whole new arrangement, which turned the somewhat dreamy (or sleepy) ballad into a mid-tempo song that definitely keeps us awake.
There’s also an extra English-language chorus that goes like this: “…and take me to the blue skies/and we will sing about the place“. We’ll join you.
Listen to the new version below and tell us which one you prefer!
Mikhail Smirnov – “Mechta” (Dream) (Final version)