Russia has spoken: Polina Gagarina is going to Vienna with her entry A million voices!
The Russian national broadcaster Channel 1 has announced that, following an internal selection procedure, Polina Gagarina will represent the country at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria.
Born in Moscow on 27 March 1987, Polina first came to prominence in 2003 as winner of the second season of the TV talent show Star Factory. She released her debut single Kolybelnaya (Lullaby) in 2005, and her debut album Ask the Clouds in 2007.
A huge name in Russian music, with a number of awards to her name, Polina Gagarina is also a successful actress, songwriter and model.
Polina has an important message for her many fans, posting on Facebook: Never pay attention to those difficulties on the way to your dream!
Polina will represent her country with the song A million voices, written and produced by an international team.
Russia will contest the first semi-final on Tuesday 19 May at Vienna’s Wiener Stadthalle, where they will perform during the first half of the show.
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, takes place on 19, 21 and 23 May.
Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest: the story so far..
Russia debuted at the Contest of 1994, where Youddiph immediately accomplished a top ten placing for her nation with Vechny strannik (Eternal wanderer). A consistently successful Eurovision country, Russia has never failed to qualify for the Grand Final in eighteen appearances. Russia’s most golden moment came in 2008, when Dima Bilan’s Believe soared to victory, leading to a Moscow-hosted competition in 2009. Teenagers The Tolmachevy Sisters flew the flag for Russia in 2014, taking their entry Shine to seventh place in Copenhagen, with a Grand Final total of eighty-nine points.