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!