On Thursday, the Russian group Little Big released their Eurovision 2020 entry “Uno”. But as well as dropping the music video, the group also performed the song live on a Russian talk show — giving clues as to their staging for Eurovision 2020.

The song was given its live debut on the popular late-night talk show Вечерний Ургант (Evening Urgant), hosted by Ivan Urgant. The group closed the show, giving viewers their first taste of Russia’s entry for Eurovision 2020.

For anyone who has seen the “Uno” music video, the live performance will be very familiar. The talk show performance faithfully followed the music video, down to the costumes, choreography, iconic kung-fu dancer and even very similar camera angles.

This suggests that this may be very close to what Little Big plan to take to Rotterdam. The staging has been compared to a classic Eurovision performance from the 1970s — goofy dancing, flared trousers and all — and it seems like it would be an effortless transition to the Ahoy Arena stage.

But if there’s anything we’ve learned with Russia’s Eurovision staging, it is to expect the unexpected.

Little Big’s music video reaches 10 million views

While the official music video of the song has only been online for less than 48 hours, it has already clocked up over 11.8 million views.

This makes it the second most popular Eurovision 2020 music video, after Diodato’s “Fai rumore”. The Italian entry has 20.5 million views, but it looks like “Uno” will be a strong challenger.

It’s worth keeping in mind, however, that Russia has the largest population of all competing Eurovision countries. As well, Little Big is a hugely popular band — both in Russia and abroad — so it’s understandable that their latest music video would prove popular.

What do you think? Should Little Big take this “Uno” staging to Eurovision? Are you doing the “Uno” dance”? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Andrés Jakob Guðjónsson
Andrés Jakob Guðjónsson
6 months ago
Brunas
Brunas
6 months ago

I am so shocked. I hope that wiwiblogs contact the band immediately and check this out.

AK47
AK47
6 months ago

Dirty competition has started. Do you know russian language to say this? Have you translate this video?!!! He said he has nothing against gays!!! Stop cheating and misleading!!!

Alex
Alex
6 months ago

His usual style is joking about EVERYTHING. Do not draw conclusions if you do not understand the nuances of Russian speech.

Alex
Alex
6 months ago

You have to know well the Russian sub-culture of 80-th to really enjoy and get nostalgic for that dream for “flashy life” in the West that basically was found to be a complete fake. That was a biggest crash in minds of Russians together with the collapse of the USSR. All little tiny details exactly describe that time (ooh this tossing “hot potatoes” from one hand to another!). Hence comes the soft irony you can feel here and such love from Rusians to this clip. So this song is totally about us, Russians in spite of the language, ADIDAS ads… Read more »

Teddie
Teddie
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

These esthetics are pure 70’s, not 80’s.

Alex
Alex
6 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

Due to the Iron Curtain, Western influence came to the USSR with some delay.

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

This is so interesting. Those little things that are codified in the aesthetics. As in elements specific to the Russian culture being incorporated and presented through fashion. I put it on a similar level to Portugal’s Gerbera Amarela do Sul – the depiction, by the artists, of certain elements about their culture. I am not saying that Portugal is corrupt or anything like that. I am refering to artistic expression. Nice. I like this song even more now as it looks like it has some real content and it’s not just fun and kitsch.

Alex
Alex
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Why do they dance in front of the Adidas emblem, and backing vocalist in black wears pants and sneakers of this company? Thanks to the 1980 Olympics, the first Western brand was first sold in Russia: these were Adidas sporting goods.

Bubblegum
Bubblegum
6 months ago

Male lead singer is Homophobe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b46poyv4Y8

Teddie
Teddie
6 months ago

So, as the story goes, this song is apparently about flipping the bird. Go figure. The numbers correspond to the fingers you need to fold in order to, well, make the gesture. And who said there were no deep layers to this cringe fest??

Sergey
Sergey
6 months ago

Sorry, I’m writing through Google translator. I am from Russia and I am 44 years old. Believe me, the majority of the country’s population did not suspect the existence of this group before they were nominated for Eurovision. Therefore, to say that a lot of likes because the country is big is not correct.

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Sergey

This very site had an article last year about Little Big being interested in participating in Eurovision. LOL. Published in July 2019.

Chris
Chris
6 months ago

Stop trying to find ways to undermine the song or the entry… I mean little big was a popular group before the contest, they had their hit-songs and before. So it seems so logical to make success again. And yes the Russians is the most populous country in Europe but the song has become a trend in so many countries around Europe (UK, Austria, Ukraine, Greece, Spain to name a few). And the ones where is not a you-tube trend (countries like Azerbaijan and Bulgaria) its because their national entry is already a trend there so there cannot be two… Read more »

APE
APE
6 months ago

Love UNO, stop hating just cuz its Russia and their government sucks.
Little Big are artists and stand with lgbt, women and equality.
They are a great example for Russians who oppose their own corrupt government.
Would be amazing to have a popular, lgbt supporting, russian politically challenging band win ESC .
Such a good example of democracy in Russia and a middle finger to their government

Frank Arthur
Frank Arthur
6 months ago

From 41 entrys I have Russia this year in 41 place, maybe not the only UNO. 🙂

Ffs
Ffs
6 months ago

love , love , LOVE THEM !

Magistr
Magistr
6 months ago

Russia is a medieval country, where people think their language and culture are superior to others.

Army of Me
Army of Me
6 months ago
Reply to  Magistr

That’s why they are sending an entry with Latino vibes in English and Spanish language 🙂 ok

Teddie
Teddie
6 months ago
Reply to  Magistr

How did you come up with this brilliant conclusion?

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Magistr

Russia has given the world fantastic literature, classical music, ballet, theater, painters, architects and other forms of artistry that other countries can only dream about. And science. And I am saying this as a non-Russian. There is good in Russia too.

IVANOV
IVANOV
6 months ago

1 Million likes on Youtube while the boring song number one in the odds have only 36K. They like to loose money AHAHA.

Sami
Sami
6 months ago

Both the music video and the live performance are on Youtube Trending tab at least here in Finland.

Army of Me
Army of Me
6 months ago
Reply to  Sami

The video was trending in 25 European countries.

Jacob Teglbjærg
Jacob Teglbjærg
6 months ago

Moonstar: In 2007 there were no juries voting in the final, so thats why Verka ended up second. If there had been juries, he would probably have ended in a lower placing.

Benji
Benji
6 months ago

In addition to that, Verka’s song was a masterpiece when compared with this year’s Russian entry.

Una
Una
6 months ago

I like this performance a lot. No need to change much. About the number of people on stage: *please keep the dancer*. OK for the nod to ABBA. If Little Big keep the same colour palette, more people could refer to the winning song Waterloo. And vote for Russia. I still have the same good impression of this performance after watching the video a few times. It’s among my faves this year. What to do. I like it. A lot. Thanks to an explanation below I got to understand the lack of smiles as in depicting a stereotype about Russians… Read more »

Hideo
Hideo
6 months ago

What exceptions for Russia to have 7 members on Eurovision scene? Are EBU sometime raised maximum representer country members number on scene? 😀

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
6 months ago
Reply to  Hideo

I think they will remove the keyboard guy for Eurovision.

Luke Rivington
Luke Rivington
6 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

He is one of the main people of the group. I think that one of those back singers will be removed

Nicolas
Nicolas
6 months ago
Reply to  Luke Rivington

It’s a big risk to remove one of the back singers, they are there on purpose for the double sing effect.

Mr Alexander Moore
Mr Alexander Moore
6 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

The keyboard guy is actually a member of the band, as is the backing singer on the left. The guy in the pink is from the hatters and ive never seen the woman backing singer before.

random guy
random guy
6 months ago

she is from the band Leningrad.

Alex
Alex
6 months ago
Reply to  Hideo

Unfortunately, the fat dancing guy will be dropped astern. That’s why everybody is so discontent.

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

He will never be dropped. He will only drop.

Film
Film
6 months ago

I love the Lithuanian entry, but cant stand this one.

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
6 months ago

16 million views in less than 2 days. This is the front runner now. The odds are slow to adjust but you’ll see probably sometime next week it will be #1. This is the favorite to win.

Nicolas
Nicolas
6 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

Odds are crazy. They went nuts 2 years ago for a chicken song making 1 million views without even a live and don’t react for something breaking all the records in 48h. Iceland with still more chances of winning, let me laugh.

Tom Tom
Tom Tom
6 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

No chance Iceland will beat this.

Alex
Alex
6 months ago

Today I’ve basically played Uno and the videoclip like so many times xd (along doing Elite marathon). It’s infectious and I’d not be mad if Little Big wins in this Esc. So much enjoyment

Alex
Alex
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Jury won’t let this happen.

Moonstar
Moonstar
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

If the jury let Verka Serduchka reach second place, why wouldn’t they let this win? “Uno” is actually much more fun! 😉

Yom
Yom
6 months ago
Reply to  Moonstar

The juries didn´t exist in 2007 lmfao

Moonstar
Moonstar
6 months ago
Reply to  Yom

Actually, the juries did exist in 2007 but as a back up… they were used in Albania and Andorra. 😉

Henry
Henry
6 months ago
Reply to  Moonstar

It was only televote in 2007…No jurys at all..

Moonstar
Moonstar
6 months ago
Reply to  Henry

Oops… Good memory! 🙂

IVANOV
IVANOV
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Tasteless rigged juries.

Edu
Edu
6 months ago

I’m gonna say that I love them and enjoy the song really much.
Direct to one of my potential favs to win Eurovision 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
6 months ago

The live vocals were much better than I was expecting. But this entry is definitely not my thing.

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
6 months ago

They are lip syncing. I wonder how the vocals will sound live. This song might win.

Edu
Edu
6 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

They are not lip singing

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
6 months ago
Reply to  Edu

Are you sure? The voices sound computerized.

Thorula
Thorula
6 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

Maybe it feels like it to you because the backings vocalists are singing with them which can give the impression to hear “studio” voice. In addition to this, the two voices are very close to the main singers ones

Richard
Richard
6 months ago

The song is horrible but combined with the dance moves and retro style it’s quite enchanting. Top marks to Russia for fanning the dying embers of humour in this contest.

Boozyfloozy86
Boozyfloozy86
6 months ago

Still absolute garbage

Guy
Guy
6 months ago
Reply to  Boozyfloozy86

Agree.. Its embarrassing ????
Totally garbage

IVANOV
IVANOV
6 months ago

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, quince millones !

Mr X
Mr X
6 months ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Absolutamente !

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
6 months ago

They were pretty awesome live, and surprisingly come off as quite charming. The song has an element of irresistible fun, even if it’s kitsch and trashy, it’s kind of making fun of bubblegum pop. This is the only song so far this year that has hit the radar of non-Eurovision friends (without me saying the usual, ‘here, what do you think of this!’). In a year like we’re having, this song seems set to do very well indeed with the televote. Something light-hearted for troubled times, at least. I can’t see it doing quite as well as with juries though,… Read more »

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
6 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

If I had to give an award to “most improved” national entry following last year it would probably be Germany. I feel like Ben Dolic could pull off a Michael Schulte result or better.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
6 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

I still wish Loreen could enter with ‘Statements’.
I feel like it would be a contender to win this year. Anyone agree/disagree?

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
6 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Could she win this year’s Melodifestivalen? IMHO Dotter would have had better chances at Eurovision than the Mamas, even if Malta came up with something completely different.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
6 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Win Eurovision? Yeah. Win Melodifestivalen? Neva.

Moonstar
Moonstar
6 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

I love Loreen, but “Statements” (I understand it has a message) was a bit boring, it lacked some originality… Don’t take me wrong, but you should move on, Jimmy, because life is not all about Eurovision and Loreen not winning with this song!! And in light of what’s happening today in the whole world, I would rather chose something light and fun as “Uno” than something depressing and dark as “Statments”. Be happy! 😉

Victoria Stan
Victoria Stan
6 months ago

everyone saying the juries will kill this but the juries loved entries like I’m a joker in 2012 so you never know luv

Philip Wester
Philip Wester
6 months ago
Reply to  Victoria Stan

Why would you lie about something like this? The juries placed “I’m a Joker” last in 8ts semi-final.

Victoria Stan
Victoria Stan
6 months ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

Georgia got 8th with the juries in 2012 but last with the televote. Look up stuff before you start calling people liars. You look like a clown, sweetie.

Moonstar
Moonstar
6 months ago
Reply to  Victoria Stan

God, I had forgotten about that awful song. I had to look up on YouTube to remember!…

Teddi
Teddi
6 months ago

I love this! So much fun! My top 3! Wouldn’t complain if it wins!

Kim
Kim
6 months ago

If this was sent by any Western European nation it would be classed as a joke entry and the broadcaster would be slated for not taking Eurovision seriously. As it’s Russia, this could probably end up winning. There’s going to be great songs missing out because of this awful song.

Nicolas
Nicolas
6 months ago
Reply to  Kim

And what about Iceland being praised this year ? If it was Russia everybody would be saying how bad it is and amateurish.

Moonstar
Moonstar
6 months ago
Reply to  Kim

Come on, don’t be mean, it’s a well written song!

aroncido
aroncido
6 months ago

This came together better live than I expected. Still a bit underwhelmed overall with this song though.

Marcom
Marcom
6 months ago

Belgium is better

Marseille
Marseille
6 months ago

They really are excellent live. I thought their voices were highly autotuned in the studio cut, but apparently not?

Harm
Harm
6 months ago

I get the same feeling as I had with DoReDos from Moldova 2018. A nice fun song that will make a great party in Ahoy. So why not.

Amadeus
Amadeus
6 months ago
Reply to  Harm

> in Ahoy

as if Rotterdam 2020 is actually going to happen lol

Robert
Robert
6 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

Why do I feel like you’re enjoying this… Annoying

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
6 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

I believe that if European countries take proper measures the epidemic can be over by May.

Helene
Helene
6 months ago

Actually it is the other way around from what I hear. Now they are trying to spread the time that it effects every country so that the health care systems will be able to cope. They say it will be here longer because of the measures. But that is the whole purpose. When it is a paneåidemic it is too late to stop. Only a vaccin will stop it.

Ron
Ron
6 months ago

That was not live. It was a playback,

Alex
Alex
6 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Listen closely.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
6 months ago

Well done all. If ever a “fun” entry was going to win Eurovision, it should be this year. Some light relief when needed. Either Russia, Iceland or Azerbaijan. 🙂

Lin
Lin
6 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Azerbaijan? What’s so fun about them? Just a good pop song, nothing exceptional

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
6 months ago
Reply to  Lin

Oh because all pop songs recently have buddhist chant hooks, overtly lesbian overtones and an extremely catchy “la la” Chorus… if only! 😀

Army of Me
Army of Me
6 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I am Russian, I love Little Big, but it won’t be fair if Russia wins this year. Maybe it would ve been fair in 2006, 2007, 2015 but not this year. With this said, I believe that if LB wins (low probability), the competition will go to the next level like in 2009 when it suddenly jumped to a new level of quality.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
6 months ago
Reply to  Army of Me

It could happen, yes.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
6 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I was thinking of Azerbaijan and history repeating, since they got their first win in a year with no clear winner. Although 2011 was atrocious and this year has lots of good songs.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
6 months ago

Indeed. The 2011 scenario is a possibility to be repeated this year.

Claudiu
Claudiu
6 months ago

It’s so ridiculous when people claim it’s got so many views because Russia has the biggest population of the competing countries.

How many views have past Russian entries got prior to the contest?

SHIJIE YU
SHIJIE YU
6 months ago

This is everything, creativity, style, quality… so why should I call it a guilty pleasure, this is absolutely the winner this year.

Hugo
Hugo
6 months ago

If this was sent from Portugal, it would be a joke entry. Because it’s Ruasia, it will be a potential winner…!jesus!

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
6 months ago
Reply to  Hugo

IF the joke entries of Portugal were sent by Russia, they wouldn’t qualify either 🙂 The thing is that not the status of the entry is important, but the quality of the song/performance/marketing.

Army of Me
Army of Me
6 months ago

Yeah. Don’t understand either which Portuguese entry it is being compared with.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
6 months ago
Reply to  Army of Me

“Luta E Alegria”, perhaps? I don’t know.

Joe
Joe
6 months ago

Call me crazy, but this gets more enjoyable every time I hear it again. I just don’t want it to win.

Joe
Joe
6 months ago
Reply to  Joe

And the hook is stuck on a loop in my head

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
6 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I wouldn’t mind if this cracked the top ten (even though I don’t care for it), but if this won or even came close to winning i’d be so upset. This is definitely a joke entry and I don’t think it should place higher than the small handful of entries that actually tried and sent good songs of genuine quality with thought put into them. Oh yeah and in my opinion Europeans can’t complain about Americans and other foreigners seeing Eurovision is a joke and then turn around and act like this song is the best the year has to… Read more »

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
6 months ago

D for diversity. Someone likes it, someone hates but it is different and memorable. They add their unique color to the palette of this year’s contest.

To those who don’t believe this is live. There are thousands of videos on youtube with their concerts. The male additional backing singer is Yuri Muzichenko from the Hatters band, and the female additional backing singer is Florida from Leningrad band. Check them out too. All are excellent live performers.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
6 months ago

One of the few instances where I’m glad the juries exist. They won’t let this win and thank god, honestly. Let someone who didn’t send a joke win.

Polina
Polina
6 months ago

I don’t understand, Is Eurovision a contest of sad ballads than and fun songs should not compete? don’t you have enough of sad and serious in your life? I always thought that Eurovision is about a quality music, new talents from different countries we might not hear about otherwise, songs that catches your attention be that a ballad, a death metal, unusual singers like Island last year or Konchita or a fun song like the one sang by Rybak. This is a style of this group, isn’t it prejudice to disregard it just because you does’t like their style?

Mr X
Mr X
6 months ago

Me gusta – vamos a bailar Uno.

8/10

IVANOV
IVANOV
6 months ago

The desperate comments AHAH. 13M views in less than 2 days, your fave could never.
This is so winning <3

Henry
Henry
6 months ago
Reply to  IVANOV

You wish…. remember the views of “soldi”and “Arcade”?? and what about Gabbani vs Salvador Sobral? Views say nothing, the only thing that counts is the performance on May 16……

Jo.
Jo.
6 months ago
Reply to  IVANOV

the juries would never

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
6 months ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Let’s be fair, the vast majority of the views came from the Russian viewers. Which is fine, it’s great that the nation supports their act. However, I find the number of “Think About Things” and “On Fire”‘s views much more impressive, as those videos were watched by the equivalent of respectively 7 populations of Iceland and one and a half of Lithuania’s one.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
6 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Although Russia might have the most popular 2020 video right now, I am more impressed with Lithuania’s success on the Eurovision channel. Earning 4.5 million views in five weeks when some countries are only finally catching to reach 1 million view count by now is still quite an accomplishment for a country like Lithuania, and it’s still growing a lot.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
6 months ago
Reply to  IVANOV

If KEiiNO couldn’t win with a song that is much much better than this one despite topping the televote, than Little Big isn’t winning either. Please be realistic.

Mari
Mari
6 months ago

Keiino had a better, but less epic song, actually. This screams “viral”

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
6 months ago
Reply to  Mari

Just because something is viral doesn’t mean it’s good

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
6 months ago

Just because something is good, doesn’t mean it can win. Switzerland is pure gold in musical aspect, but it is not going to win 🙁

Thorn
Thorn
6 months ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Buranovskiye Babushki went extremely viral back in 2012 with much more views than any other video although it was still early days for YouTube back then. They ended up 11th with the jury and as a result 2nd overall, with a song that was much more jury-friendly than this one. This will suffer a similar fate to Poland 2014 – top 5 in televoting, bottom 5 with juries.

P.S. Russian videos always have so many views – it’s a country with a population of almost 150 million people after all.

Boozyfloozy86
Boozyfloozy86
6 months ago
Reply to  IVANOV

And most of those views are coming from Russia.

Army of Me
Army of Me
6 months ago
Reply to  Boozyfloozy86

Yeah, but it was trending #8 in Spain, #15 in France, #10 in Germany, #25 in the Uk, #14 in Finland, #1 in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia etc. So the view are not only coming from Russia. Has there been any other video trending on 25 European countries?

Indiana07
Indiana07
6 months ago
Reply to  Army of Me

There are HUGE Russian diasporas in those countries. Oh course it’s trending there

Army of Me
Army of Me
6 months ago
Reply to  Indiana07

There’s greater Polish diaspora in the UK. Why the Polish song wasn’t on trend in the UK? Why is Russia trending in Norway (#17), but Sweden, Denmark, Finland weren’t trending there (tell me about huge Russian diaspora in Norway).

Indiana07
Indiana07
6 months ago
Reply to  Army of Me

Good question, I think that Russians who live in Western countries take Eurovision very seriously. I know that Poland has a big diaspora as well but imo they don’t get that much diaspora points. For example, the Polish people are the largrst ethnic minority in the UK but there’s not a single year when the UK gives more televote points to Poland than Lithuania. Looks like Polish diaspora just isn’t as active as Lithuanians or Russians. Btw, now very many Polish people are returning to Poland because of Brexit so there’s much less Polish people in the UK now, perhaps… Read more »

JONAS
JONAS
6 months ago

Slick it is (credit where credit’s due)! But will it get my vote? No, no, no! Let’s keep the music real and not fall into a new trap like in 2018!

John
John
6 months ago

You can’t simultaneously complain that countries don’t send their biggest acts to ESC and then when they do — crap all over their songs. Additionally, the rumors among the Russian ESC fandom is that because Channel 1 produced the video and Vecherniy Urgant airs on it, that Little Big had to keep the performance fairly tame for the Russian market, but once they get to Rotterdam all bets are off on how suggestive their performance can get. It wouldn’t surprise me if they pull something out of the hat like this. The lyrics of “Come to Daddy” are very suggestive… Read more »

ESC2020
6 months ago

My ears, her voice is Teribble. Ge looks evel. And The song its stupid.

percy
percy
6 months ago
Reply to  ESC2020

If you need some English lessons, hit me up.

Jack Pricefield
Jack Pricefield
6 months ago

While the performance is clever and on point with the video but I am still not falling for the sudden hype around “Uno” cause I expected something edgy and risky from Little Big knowing their discography and it’s a shame they had to go down the path of the common western perspective that Eurovision is seen as a glossy camp joke event, sure it’s a fun song but doesn’t exactly mean it’s good. Juries will trash Russia for sure regardless how sell it does on televoting, same is likely to apply for Iceland & Lithuania and boy I better brace… Read more »

Ron Kavaler
Editor
6 months ago

It is too good to be true or really live, perhaps a pre-recorded live version they’re lip synching to.

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
6 months ago
Reply to  Ron Kavaler

Its Russia we are talking about haha. They say live but it dont have to be then. Its Russia. For them playback is live

Mari
Mari
6 months ago
Reply to  Ron Kavaler

They are actually good live. You can check out their live concerts

Lourdes
Lourdes
6 months ago

This is definitely my guilty pleasure 🙂

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
6 months ago

People can say whatever they want. Its not the best song this year. Russia is kind of a weird country. They Make fun of what they want but when some gay stuff come up they want to withdraw but they love Philip Kirkorovs flamboyant style. they hid one handicaped girl in a volcano and erased her body in the official video. Is that normal behavior to you?

Teddie
Teddie
6 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

For someone who probably has never been to Russia you sure know a lot about it.

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
6 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

All that things happpened. So you are okey with all of them?

Teddie
Teddie
6 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

For instance, no sane person here likes Kirkorov, I assure you.

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
6 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

I do. Russia are very anti gay so its kind weird they love him. He is not very typical russian in style or attitude. So i dont get Russia. They hated when Sweden had drunk bears in our melfest and had a sketch about russia but when they won they had bears in a sketch of their own… haha. Whats the difference?

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
6 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

sorry but your knowledge about Russia is very stereotype-based and is rather similar to what mainstream media (aka propaganda machines) communicate, Very far from reality.

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
6 months ago

I SEE

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
6 months ago

but what did you feel when Russia hid Julia in a volcano? or when they did not film her body, just her head in the official video? it was sad to me

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
6 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

We all know that Julia isn’t a strong vocalist. We followed her in a show similar to X Factor and fell in love with her personality. She immediately became a symbol of courage of disabled people. She motivated the community of disabled people and many people (not eurofans) really wanted her to fulfill her dream and sing on the stage of Eurovision. In 2017, as you may remember, Russia’s participation was questionable. The Channel One decided to send her as she could not be classified as “a person threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine” since this definition is given in… Read more »

Teddie
Teddie
6 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

Russia is not anti-gay. The government’s agenda is. It’s a diversion in attempt to antagonize “traditional values” with those of the collective West so that common folk would think that current regime is its sole savior against the fictional western moral degradation. In reality, this conflict simply doesn’t exist. We have lots of gay celebrities (also, the speaker of the Parliament is a closeted gay person) , drag queens were kinda big in the 90’s and Verka gained her popularity in Russia in the first place. Moscow, St. Petersburg and N. Novgorod are just as European as it gets.

Fatima
Fatima
6 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

I like Philipp Kirkorov, we need a British Philipp Kirkorov. And I’ve been going to Russia (then the USSR) since the 80s. Paratrooper’s day at Gorky Park is very weird, but I liked it.

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
6 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

Moscow is nice in August, isn’t it?

Fatima
Fatima
6 months ago

Lads in uniforms and wet tee-shirts all over the place on August 2

RonTLV
RonTLV
6 months ago

WHY DO I LIKE IT SO MUCHHH