Buranovskiye Babushki, Russia’s representatives of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Azerbaijan, will be one of the headline acts of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad on 5 February, performing for attendees at the Rosa Khutor venue.
The Buranovskiye Babushki (better known as the Russian Grannies), stormed the stage in Baku, Azerbaijan with their pop-dance hit Party for Everybody, showcasing their traditional outfits and way of life in the rural Udmurtia region of Russia. They came second to Sweden’s Loreen, receiving points from 40 out of the 41 eligible countries.
Their 7 members now range from ages 45 to 78, after the recent passing of their oldest member, 87 year old Yelizaveta Zarbatova in January.
The Cultural Olympiad will bring together artists and talents from around Russia to showcase their culture to the world before and during the games, which open 7 February 2014.
You can see the Buranovskiye Babushki’s performance of Party for Everybody at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku below.
This year’s Russian representative will be decided during the national final schedule to take place in March. For more news about Russia and the Eurovision Song Contest, stay tuned at esctoday.com