Mikhail Smirnov Russia Junior Eurovision 2015

Mikhail Smirnov revamped “Mechta” following Russia’s national selection, taking it from middle-of-the-road to front-of-the-pack. His first rehearsal at Junior Eurovision 2015 marked another evolution: he’s cemented his place as one to watch ahead of Saturday’s live show.

Wearing a rather dapper blue suit, he stands centre stage and seems to feel every note and beat, bending and stepping and throwing his arm around like a proper R&B singer. A lady friend in white rocks in a hammock before getting up and stretching out — she’s all pirouettes, spins, and splits. Along with a purple-to-blue sky and plenty of stars, this creates the dreamy feelings he so tenderly sings about. His voice fits the music and the staging quite well. Given Russia’s ever-reliable diaspora, look for this to challenge.

Junior Eurovision 2015: Russia’s first rehearsal

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Photo: EBU (Credit: Elena Volotova/Vladimir Dudakliev)

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Vanessa
Vanessa
6 years ago

His first rehearsal was flawless!!! He truly deserves to win with his absolutely amazing voice, beautiful song, wonderful staging and adorable looook ^^ He just has the whole package! GOOO MISHAAA! GOOO RUSSIAAA! <3

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

“So Dima Bilan” ???
How?
This is probably even better than Dima (at least better than “Believe”)

Jaccobabe
Jaccobabe
6 years ago

Love love love this. Amazing. Best song of the year. By far

eve
eve
6 years ago

This is so boooooooring, the song and the performance, if this wasn’t Russia this would be on the right side of the scoreboard for sure

Sparrow
Sparrow
6 years ago

Strongest rehersal so far

Eugene
Eugene
6 years ago

He is so Dima-Bilan, annoying.

Firehunter
Firehunter
6 years ago

This will be winner or Australia