Buranovskiye Babushki release new single and declare support for Manizha

They’re the Eurovision 2012 runners-up who truly delivered a “Party For Everybody” in Baku. And nine years later, Buranovskiye Babushki continue to spread their message of kindness. Along with the release of their brand new single “Ӧсэз вӧлак усьтӥськод” (Open the door wide), the group have released a statement in support of Russian Eurovision 2021 star Manizha.

The Udmurt-language track “Ӧсэз вӧлак усьтӥськод” marks Buranovskiye Babushki’s first major release since the passing of band member Natalya Pugacheva in 2019. The group’s new song is a dark electro-pop track with familiar folk elements that the grandmothers brought to the Eurovision stage in Baku.

Buranovskiye Babushki – “Ӧсэз вӧлак усьтӥськод”

Buranovskiye Babushki declare support for Manizha

The grandmothers from Buranovo preach a message of kindness, encouraging Russia to support Manizha in her Eurovision 2021 efforts. In the music video’s description they note:

“Buranovskiye Babushki are always for originality, ethnic spirit, uniqueness and songwriting. That is why the support of Manizha is very important now. The past year has shown how we can all be far apart. And only solidarity, support and friendship will return our planet back to normal. Babushki are missing the time when the whole world learnt about the small village of Buranovo through Eurovision, and they root for the Russian entry every year.”

Buranovskiye Babushka join the list former Eurovision artists who have declared their support for Manizha, which already includes Russian stars Dima Bilan, Yulia Savicheva and Dina Garipova.

Their statement comes after the “Russian Woman” singer received backlash from nationalists who opposed her Eurovision participation. Born in Tajikistan but raised in Moscow, Manizha received a flurry of hate comments regarding her ethnicity. “You can not like my voice, you can not like my song. But if you don’t like me because I was born in Tajikistan, that was hard”, Manizha told the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg.

But the superstar isn’t letting the comments phase her. Earlier in March, Manizha released a comedic video responding to the hateful backlash. Parodying investigative journalism, she mocks the idea that she somehow “bought” her national final victory. She also jests that she paid off Little Big to give up their Eurovision participation.

In the face of adversity, Buranovskiye Babushki and Manizha continue to be shining beacons of positivity.

Are you glad that the Buranovskiye Babushki have come out in support for Manizha? Do you like “Ӧсэз вӧлак усьтӥськод” (Open the door wide)? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Rose
Rose
10 days ago

Queens supporting a queen. Nice.

ESC 21
10 days ago

I dont like this song

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
10 days ago
Reply to  ESC 21

ok

A R
A R
10 days ago

The wave of hate is almost the same, as it was towards Yuliya Samoylova. The only difference is that Manizha is talented indeed.

Joe
Joe
10 days ago

Aka the last two authentic Russian entrants

Trina
Trina
10 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Voted for by the Russian public

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
9 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Aka the only songs in the second decade (and 2021) which aren’t in english

Jamie
Jamie
10 days ago

The hate for Manizha is beyond me. The song is not my style but that does not make me send death threats to her. Some Russians are batsh*t crazy. No wonder the country is faaar from democracy.

Erasmus
Erasmus
10 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

well Russia is a country with 150 million people of course you will find crazy people in it. Every artist receives it, some may not because of their nationality but still may because of their looks, age anything.. here’s the thing when you are a personality in the media you have to get use it, is it right – of course not, but that’s the sad reality and the sooner you realize that there are some people who do nothing but hate the better it will be for you and your mental health 🙂

Eugenie
Eugenie
10 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

I’m not Russian, but don’t you think that talking about whole nation just by one case is too much? Take a look onto Americans in “Twitter”, take a look onto British, any other country. It’s all the same. People are hateful not because of nation and not because of politics in their country. It’s part of human nature.

MYY
MYY
10 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

The thing is that unfortunately, in a lot of countries, racism is still a very serious issue. Some people just can not or do not want to accept people that don’t look local, that have a different background, religion or whatever.

That’s not only the case in Russia, the US or wherever.
Sending death threats to someone just because of her ethnicity, just because her song would contain content that is against Russian principles is just beyond crazy. Some people will never learn from history!

John
John
10 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

You don’t understand the criticism at all. It’s not about her specifically – it’s about the song and specifically the subject matter. Unlike other countries, Russians (especially the politicians) view this as a musical competition very seriously, where the song is representing the whole country. They feel that by putting forward an “issue” song around woman empowerment is like airing dirty laundry in public and shames the country. They’re not saying that there is no problem with women’s rights but ESC is not the right forum to air this.

Rasmus
Rasmus
10 days ago
Reply to  John

Your wrong . Putin dont want the russian to have silly ideas about freedom . And he really dont want Russians to have their own opinion like Manisha or Navalhny . He hates it!

Dawid
Dawid
10 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

I guess some people don’t want to admit that women in Russia actually have problems.