As we move into June we are treated to even more hits from former Eurovision stars. As June saw the opening of the FIFA World Cup we have been inundated with World Cup songs from the likes of Buranovskiye Babushki (aka the Russian Grannies), Armenian singer Iveta Mukuchyan and Malta’s Ira Losco teaming up with Jason Derulo. As well as that we have non-sporting new music from Belorussian 2018 representative Alekseev, Dutch girl band OG3NE and Eurovision 1988 winner and all round legend Celine Dion. Read on to find out what we made of each song!
Despite a backlash from some Eurovision fans including booing that saw Polina Gagarina in a flood of tears last year, Russia have been on top form recently. In the face of the boos Gagarina still managed second place in 2015. Prior to this they came in seventh in 2014, fifth in 2013 and who could forget the famous Russian grannies in 2012 who claimed second place just behind Loreen. Russia it would seem are on a roll, but can Sergey Lazarev give them their second ever win? Read on to find out what we made of his song ‘You Are the Only One’.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been parodied by Slovenian actor and comedian Klemen Slakonja in a song performed as part of EMA, the Slovenian Eurovision selection show.