Welcome back to the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you are unfamiliar with what this involves, do go ahead and click this link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As more and more of these articles are written, they will be added to this page, so you can navigate between each country as you so wish.
Today we’re looking at Russia; the song ‘A Million Voices’ by Polina Gagarina. Polina is a highly-acclaimed singer, having won several Russian music awards. She will compete in the first semi-final on 19th May.
Here’s what the jury members think:
Lewis – Whatever Russia entered this year would’ve been subject to rapturous booing, but going down the anthemic route this year will probably work for them. While I don’t see it winning, it will definitely pick up a good number of points. 7/12
Reece – Decent entry here by Russia, even if the lyrics are typical of one of their songs in recent years – a cracking vocalist and a powerful melody should see them reach the top five, if not win – that’ll please the Vienna crowd. 8/12
Rory – I am a bit indifferent to Russia this year. I am really happy Polina is finally going to Eurovision after being overlooked for so long. However, the song is a little bit ‘meh’ for me.. But I wish her well! 5/12
Lauren – Polina Gagarina has a powerful voice, and lyrically the song fits in with the theme of acceptance. The chorus itself is also very catchy, and there’s no doubt in my mind that it’ll do quite well. 8/12.
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That’s all for now – keep an eye on ESC Views for the next few weeks as we continue our look at each competing nation and what we think of their chances. Tomorrow, we will have a look at Serbia.
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