Russia: Watch the first live performance of “UNO” by Little Big

After announcing their bid for this year’s Eurovision Contest, Little Big performed live “UNO” for the first time.

Through the Vecherniy Urgant show, hosted by Ivan Urgant, who also presented the 2009 contest in Moscow, Little Big gave the first live performance of the entry for Rotterdam.

Watch their appearance in the video below:

 

Russia: Little Big “Uno” on YouTube Trends in Many European Countries

The popular Little Big band will be Russia’s representatives at the 65th Eurovision Contest. They will sing on the stage in Rotterdam the bubblegum-pop “Uno”.

The song was released alongside the video clip a few hours ago and has already surpassed 12 million views! Obviously, the majority of the projections come from Russia itself as it is a country with a population of over 145 million – as is the case with Russian participation each year – and yet another factor in their impressive views of participation is the fact that the clip was released live on the official Eurovision YouTube channel and not on their own.

However, “Uno” has already caused a sensation outside of Russia! The clip has entered YouTube trends in a number of European countries including Ukraine, France and Germany.

In detail, yesterday 13/3 “Uno” was found in the following countries trends:
# 1 Russia, Estonia, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine

# 8 Germany

# 11 Israel

# 16 Finland

# 17 Austria, France

# 19 United Kingdom

# 21 Spain

# 23 Czech Republic

# 29 Norway

# 37 Poland

# 45 Denmark

At the same time Russia is in the 5th place in the box office victory show while the band invites fans everywhere to follow the #unovisionchallenge in the app of Tik Tok!

Source: kworb.net

 

Russia: Listen to Little Big’s “UNO” for Eurovision 2020

As it has been known for months, Russia would choose this year’s Eurovision entry by direct assignment. After months of “silence” it  has been announced a few days before that it would be represented in Rotterdam by the unconventional Little Big!

For a few days everyone has been waiting for the unveiling of the song that Russia will compete with at Eurovision 2020. So, the song that will be claimed by “Bear” for its 2nd victory in the contest is entitled “Uno”. “Uno” is based on the familiar satirical features of Little Big. This is probably the first time Russia has chosen something so unconventional to represent it at Eurovision!

Watch the video clip HERE.

Who are The Little ?

Little Big is one of the best known bands in Russia. The band has been released throughout the seven-year run of 3 records and 9 singles. It consists of 4 members:

-Ilya Ilich Prusikin
-Sergey Gokk Makarov
– Anton (Boo) Lissov
-and Sonya Tayurskaya

The Little Bigs characterize their band as a satirical art collaboration based on music, graphics and performance. To a large extent their songs satirize some of the most widespread Russian stereotypes. At the same time, through their art they bring their audience closer to Russian tradition and Russian folk music. When asked about their possible future participation in Eurovision last year, they had openly expressed their desire to represent Russia in the near future!

The band has been heavily influenced by a multitude of artists representing different genres of music. Among others, Little Big’s discography has influences from Mozart and Vivaldi to Rammstein and Red Hot ChilI Peppers!

Their latest big hit “Skibidi” has gone viral worldwide, surpassing 360 million views on YouTube!

 

Russia: Listen to an excerpt from the song “Big Big” for Eurovision 2020

An excerpt from a song by Little Big about Eurovision 2020 was released online shortly before.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9RTgq5J3ml/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

The title of the song will be “Uno dos quattro”! The official release of the song is expected within the next few days, with the song’s main release date being Sunday, March 9th!

Who are The Little Big?

Little Big is one of the most famous bands in Russia. The band has been releasing throughout its seven-year run of 3 records and 9 singles. It consists of 4 members:

– Ilya Ilich Prusikin
-Sergey Gokk Makarov
– Anton (Boo) Lissov
-and Sonya Tayurskaya

The Little Bigs characterize their band as a satirical art collaboration based on music, graphics and performance. To a large extent their songs satirize some of the most widespread Russian stereotypes. At the same time, through their art they bring their audience closer to Russian tradition and Russian folk music. When asked about their possible future participation in Eurovision last year, they had openly expressed their desire to represent Russia in the near future!

The band has been heavily influenced by a multitude of artists representing different genres of music. Among others, Little Big’s discography has influences from Mozart and Vivaldi to Rammstein and Red Hot ChilI Peppers!

Their latest big hit “Skibidi” has gone viral worldwide, surpassing 360 million views on YouTube!

Russia: Little Big will fly the flag in Rotterdam

With one week left until the meeting of the Heads of Delegation of the countries participating in Rotterdam, we are well on our way to the final reveal of all this year’s Eurovision entries. One of the countries that had its “papers” kept was Russia. As it has been known for months, Russia for another year would directly select its representative to the Eurovision Song Contest. Opera and Goethe, Russia’s representatives at 65th Eurovision will be the Little Big!

Channel One anonymous sources, who were confirmed, reported earlier in the day that the “bear” would be represented by the popular rave band Little Big! The title of the song is probably “You are my love”! The official release of the song is expected within the next few days, with the song’s main release date being Sunday, March 9th!

The Little Big Who’s Who

Little Big is one of the most famous bands in Russia. The band has been released throughout the seven-year run of 3 records and 9 singles. It consists of 4 members:

– Ilya Ilich Prusikin
-Sergey Gokk Makarov
– Anton (Boo) Lissov
-and Sonya Tayurskaya

The Little Bigs characterize their band as a satirical art collaboration based on music, graphics and performance. To a large extent their songs satirize some of the most widespread Russian stereotypes. At the same time, through their art they bring their audience closer to Russian tradition and Russian folk music. When asked about their possible future participation in Eurovision last year, they had openly expressed their desire to represent Russia in the near future!

The band has been heavily influenced by a multitude of artists representing different genres of music. Among others, Little Big’s discography has influences from Mozart and Vivaldi to Rammstein and Red Hot ChilI Peppers!

Their latest big hit “Skibidi” has gone viral worldwide, surpassing 360 million views on YouTube!

 

Eurostars:Sergey’s back again?

Last Tuesday “Victoria” music awards took place in Kremlin and among all the famous Russian stars, Sergey Lazarev was there as well. During red carpet, the artist was asked by dni.ru if he still wants to take revenge and bring ESC back to Russia!

“I can still impress, I have something to show. I have many qualities, including musical ones, which I maybe didn’t demonstrate at competitions in 2016 and 2019,” Sergey smiled. “I don’t exclude the possibility of going to Eurovision once again, but I declare with all responsibility: this will definitely not happen in 2020.”

As for now, Sergey is getting ready for a new grand show and its premiere is scheduled for the spring of 2021.

Next year, Channel One will be in charge of the selection of the participant for the competition. As always there are rumors that Alexander Panayotov, Olga Buzova or Zivert can represent Russia. But Sergey has a different point of view.

“In my opinion, should take part a new name, a new artist. I wouldn’t like to point out someone specifically, so not to be accused of partiality.”

Would you like to see Sergey again to Eurovision stage?

Russia: Direct assignment for Eurovision 2020

Not surprisingly, it has now been announced that Russia will be selecting its representative internally for the Eurovision Song Contest for another year.

In 2012 we had to go for the last national final of Russia, when Buranovskiye Babushk, the grandmothers, managed to win Dima Bilan and then came second in the contest, which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan that year.

As Iurii Aksiuta, a Eurovision commentator for Channel One, revealed on Instagram Story, Russia is in the midst of an artist selection for Eurovision 2020 a after the end of Junior Eurovision 2019 on Sunday night!

Some names have already been heard: Olga Buzova, Alexander Panayotov and Dima Bilan, who wants to return for the third time. Olga Buzova is a television personality who, a few months ago, invited Philipp Kirkorov to sing together at the next Eurovision, while Alexander Panayotov has been trying to compete at ESC since 2005, but still holds the second place in all the national finals!

Source: Wiwibloggs

Russia: Return of Dima Bilan to the Eurovision stage?

Eurovision 2008 winner Dima Bilan has stated in a interview to Russian media that he wants to return to the contest for the third time after finishing 2nd in 2006 in Athens and his victory two years later in Belgrade.

Talking to a Russian television show, Bilan referred to the issue and argued that if Russian public broadcaster would organize a national final, he would be fully interested in representing his country once again. In contrast to the current system of internal selection, the Russian artist was openly in favor of conducting a national final with the public choosing the song and artist to represent the country at the institution.

The Russian state-run Channel One is expected to follow once again this year the tactics of the last years by internally selecting the artist to represent the country through direct assignment. The last time Russia held a national final was in 2012. Dima Bilan had also claimed his third appearance at the Eurovision competition, along with singer t.A.T.u. Julia Volkova. The duo, however, came in second place and Buranovskiye Babushki represented Russia in Baku.

Last year in Tel Aviv, Sergey Lazarev represented Russia with “Scream” for the second time, where he finished 3rd with 360 points, 6th ahead of 4th Switzerland.

 

With an anti-Russian message, Georgia’s entries in 2015 and 2019

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Russia: Back vocalists are revealed

Since the announcement of Sergey Lazarev as Russia’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, day by day we get new information about the Russian delegation, and now it’s time for the vocals! As the whole Dream Team is gathered in Moscow for their rehearsal, the backing vocalists informed us about their arrival through their Instagram accounts! Read more