Russia will attempt to avoid the politically-motivated booing of last year’s Eurovision Song Contest (which came off the back of the country’s annexation of Crimea) by sending along 28 year old songstress Polina Gagarina to compete in this year’s first semi final.
As with most of this year’s entries, the track (‘A Million Voices’) will be performed in English.
It has to be said… Polina’s stunning. She’s got a great voice and there are a number of money notes that will ensure a drink or two is knocked back as part of any Eurovision drinking game. But the song feels a little too tailored to the task of winning a competition to feel genuine to us. Sept points.