She’s the thirteen year-old talent who won the Russian selection for Junior Eurovision 2017 with her song “Krylya” (Wings) four months ago.

And last Tuesday Polina Bogusevich released the official music video, which, just like the song, is very powerful. 

“Guys, here comes the moment when you realize everything that we have worked on for so long,” Polina wrote in an Instagram post shared with her 4,500 followers. “We invested in this clip the soul, emotions. We gave it everything that was in our hearts. This feeling should make it clear to everyone that you can’t be cruel, you can’t destroy what many of us are striving for — love and kindness. Love and cherish your family. Thank you very much to everyone who was around me, who worked and helped me! I hope that you will like what we have been working so hard for.”

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We do — and the video could very well set a new standard of professionalism and artistry for Junior Eurovision entries.

In the video’s opening shot, we see a young actress — apparently distressed — swaying and moving in an armchair as she performs thoroughly modern choreography, as Polina sings off camera. Wearing a grey shirt, long socks and a black skirt, she seems to channel the young dancer from Sia’s “Chandelier”…though facing much darker circumstances.

When Polina finally enters, she continues to sing, offering the actress a dash of hope and perseverance. “I’ll spread the wings behind your back,” she says. “The sky will be closer if you are with me.”

The dancer’s tormented moves and styling suggests any manner of troubles. It could represent a fascinating depiction of child abuse or even addiction.

A quick scan of social media reveals plenty of positive reviews. “The video has a really good message,” YouTube user Deniz writes. “I didn’t expect it to be that heavy, but it definitely fits the song.”

“My favourite song this year!” another user writes. “I could probably compose this song with better English lyrics but I will focus on her vocals and later her staging instead.”

Polina will take the stage alongside at least 15 other artists on 26 November inside Tbilisi’s Olympic Palace.

What do you think of “Krylya”? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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StevenAdhex
StevenAdhex
4 years ago

test_soft_del

Jimmyjoymn
Jimmyjoymn
4 years ago

test soft

Zebb
Zebb
4 years ago

I see production up there, meanings put behind, but the song itself is a questionable as winner. Was much better last year.

Slept
Slept
4 years ago

BOOOOOOORING

Azaad
Azaad
4 years ago

I know everyone is talking about Belarus being a predetermined winner but I think Russia could be a dark horse, so long as they channel the video and not angels in heaven for staging.

West
West
4 years ago

The video is good – but I still don’t like the song very much. Sorry, but I find it too dull – not the worst from this years jesc (that would be polish and italian entry), but it’s just not for me.

D
D
4 years ago

It’s definitely a good video, but the fact it’s very clearly influenced by Sia’s videos kinda makes me not look at it as this amazing influential astounding video. It’s cool and artistic, but it’s nothing we haven’t seen before, and in fact we’ve seen videos like this frequently.

Pavel
Pavel
4 years ago

A boring song and a pretentious music video. A typical modern Russian entry

Ron
Ron
4 years ago

Is it me or this year’s JE turning out better than the adult one? Oh and this is definitely a top 5 material. Amazing work.

Jackqulen
Jackqulen
4 years ago

When your Youtube comment gets quoted in a Wiwibloggs article and you’re being credited as “another user” *lurking eyes emoji*
#StillCountingThatAsAnAchievementInLife

With that aside, I don’t think the live performance will be the same theme as what we saw in the music video, as they don’t have to show the same thing. I’m being hopeful of what they’ll bring for the actual JESC performance.

Rhingo
Rhingo
4 years ago

I love it<3
Seriously impressed! I am not sure how the theme with child abuse will be accepted in Tbilisi and placed at the end but it is number 1 in my top! Love it ?

No Name
No Name
4 years ago

The videoclip is inappropriate but I like the song

Rochelle
Rochelle
4 years ago

Sia never had such good choreographer. It makes me wonder what will Russia bring in Lisbon, May 2018. It will not be Julia, and Ukraine was right to reject that pawn.

Michael Swayne
Michael Swayne
4 years ago

Child abuse and addiction? No, I don’t think that was what the video’s story was based. You can see girls seemingly thrashing her around the bed, suggesting bullying. And I guess domestic violence violence between two parents could be seen as a form of child abuse, the video focused on the mental side of it, by having her see the two parents fight.