Russia’s Eurovision selection process is usually kept secret each year. There are rumours, but the facts are always hidden. However the very popular Russian pop punk rave band LITTLE BIG recently revealed that they tried to fly the Russian flag in Israel, but the broadcaster’s preferences went to Sergey Lazarev and his “Scream”.
In an interview with Xenia Sobchak the band’s frontman Ilya Prusikin (aka Ilyich) mentioned that the band was ready for Eurovision and they even had sent their song to Eurovision maestro Philip Kirkorov, who is known for working with Russian Eurovision representatives. However, 2019 wasn’t LITTLE BIG’s year. In the end we witnessed the return of Sergey Lazarev, who took the honourable third place in Tel Aviv.
These are not just words. Ilyich also played a small teaser of the song that was sent to the Russian broadcaster. It has their signature dancing beat and unique sound production. You can listen to it in the above video from 3:10 to 3:40.
Later on, the whole band was on set of Russian radio station Avtoradio, where they talked more about Eurovision. They said that their reason for wanting to participate was mainly to have fun. They would have brought a performance that combined humour and satire.
However, when asked if they’d try again for the Netherlands, the band stated that their upcoming schedule is crazy and there would be no time for Eurovision next year. It is not something that LITTLE BIG desperately want to mark off their list, but they say if they got asked, they would have a great time with that opportunity.
Who are LITTLE BIG?
If you have not heard of the band before, they definitely are worth checking out. LITTLE BIG started off back in 2013 in Saint Petersburg and are known for their lively songs that use rave styles, punk, satire and humour. Their first song was “Everyday I’m Drinking“.
Since the beginning they were touring about Russia and Europe, collecting all kinds of nominations and awards. For example, they won the award for the most trashy music video twice at the Berlin Music Video Awards with “Big Dick” and “LollyBomb“.
But in 2018 they caught a viral success with their song “Skibidi”, which scored more than 250 million views on YouTube. Their songs are there for a good laugh. It is a satire, they are making fun of things. If it came to Eurovision, they would be remembered.
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