Buranovskiye Babushki prepare for Russian Party in Baku (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 18 / Trend V. Imanov, E. Mehdiyev /
The second press conference of Eurovision 2012 participants Buranovskiye Babushki from Russia has been held in Baku. The team will perform in the first semi-finals with the song "Party for Everybody", which it will perform in English and Udmurt.
According to the 'Grannies", for one week stay in Baku, they have not yet had time to miss the native land, but are worried about the economy in their native village.
"We are not bored in Baku, bored but worried for the economy, the burden of which fell on the shoulders of grandparents. In addition to preparing for the contest on the Baku Crystal Hall stage, we are preparing for Russian Party, which will be held on May 20 in a suburb of Baku Nardaran in SeaBreeze Residences & Hotel," 'Grannies' said.
The party is organised by TV Channel RUSSI. At the gala evening there will be a unique opportunity to hear and see performances of many of the Eurovision participants, including Buranovskiye Babushki. Special guests of the party are a famous Azerbaijani singer and composer EMIN (Emin Aghalarov), Russian singers Oleg Gazmanov Marina Devyatova. Presenter is a popular sports commentator, TV presenter Dmitry Guberniyev.
'Grannies' expressed their attitude towards the fact that many consider their favorite.
"For us, the participation in Eurovision is a great happiness. And we are glad that through our performance of the song in the Udmurt language we attracted the attention to our national culture," 'Grannies' said.
The eldest singer Natalya Pugacheva originally responded to a question about the fact that her popularity has eclipsed the glory of the Russian pop Diva Alla Pugacheva.
"She has her day job, I have my own," she modestly answered the question of Trend.
Buranovskiye Babushki is a folk band from Malopurginsk region of Udmurtia, from the village of Buranovo, performing a variety of hits in the Udmurt language, rehashing well-known Russian and foreign performers.
The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Baku Crystal Hall near State Flag Square. The semi-finals will be held in Baku on May 22 and May 24 and the final on May 26. The logo for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is 'Fire Flower', while the motto is Light your fire.
Azerbaijan won the right to host the prestigious European song contest after the victory of Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) at Eurovision 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany last May.