Let there be peace and let there be Polina Gagarina! On New Year’s Eve Russia’s Eurovision 2015 starlet said goodbye to 2015 and hello to the new year with a spectacular performance of “A Million Voices” for Russia’s First Channel.

Singing in both English and Russian, Polina looked like a high-fashion angel as she performed inside Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin (GUM), the famous department store on Moscow’s Red Square. She moved elegantly from Lacoste to a walkway on the second floor, all the while framed by a ginormous Christmas tree, oversized snowflakes, hippie dancers and a chorus of swaying children. It’s so sweet we’re getting toothaches here in London!

Polina Gagarina — New Year’s Eve Performance at GUM

https://youtu.be/ah6S3vTM8ew

Sergey Lazarev and Ani Lorak — Parade of Stars

Later in the day VGTRK broadcast its annual “Parade of Stars” program. It included a duet between Russia’s Eurovision 2016 contestant Sergey Lazarev and Ukraine’s Eurovision 2008 singer Ani Lorak. These two were playful and on point as Santa Claus drove them onto stage (apparently he doesn’t use reindeer at concerts). They sang a folksy holiday ditty flanked by a dozen dancers. In true Eurovision style, there’s even a key change!

Sergey posted some images from the pre-recorded show last week.

Which performance are you feeling more? And are you loving Polina’s dress as much as we are?

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Dmitry
Dmitry
5 years ago

@oxyk You’re lying through every line! And would you stop blatantly lying in each theme? Pouring dirt on Russia for any reason! I have a feeling that you are here only for the sake of it! And not in order to condemn the music!

oxyk
oxyk
5 years ago

@Geo Mick, that could be promising for Ukrainian budget. This is Russian show, Ani Lorak and almost all artists they show in this video (Kobzon, Rabbits, Lolita etc incl Ani Lorak) have highest cultural rank – “People’s artist” and they got a pension or just payments every month from our budget, from our taxes. And what we see for taxes paid from my pocket? they entertain Russian, who is happened to be our grave enemy , while sucking our money? Promising for our investigation services as a proof if the fact that at the time when they have to entertain… Read more »

elina
elina
5 years ago

Dima Bilan was also both at GUM and the new year’s eve celebration but what a surprise no reference to him! anyway I agree with @pp Lazarev can’t sing live good for him that the new year’s celebrations are all playback.

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

didn’t russia promise to release their song by the new year? what happened?

PP
PP
5 years ago

Sergey don t have strong voice live. He will be flop at Eurovision like singer for Russia in 2011. I don t see Russia in TOP 5 this year. My prediciton best place from 8 to 12 place in final , with Sergey voice.

Dima
Dima
5 years ago

It’s song of Polish singer Margaret – Wasted <3

Geo mick
Geo mick
5 years ago

this could be promising for an Ani Lorak return for 2016 ! fingers crossed

Sarah Boucher
5 years ago

SERGEY LAZAREV AND ANI LORAK — PARADE OF STARS was on VGTRK. First Channel showed Morozko when the Modern Duet on VGTRK came on.