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!