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Capital city Moscow
Population 142,754,000
Area 17,075,400 km²
Internet TLD ru
Member station Channel One
Channel Russia
National selection events See National Selection
Appearances
Appearances 16
First appearance 1994
Best result 1st: 2008
Worst result 17th: 1995

History
Russia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 16 times, and every year since 2000.Their debut was in the 1994 contest after Russia became a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In 2000, 2006 and 2012 Russia came second in the contest with Alsou’s song “Solo”, Dima Bilan’s “Never Let You Go” and Buranovskiye Babushki with “Party for Everybody” song, respectively. In both 2003 and 2007, Russia placed 3rd, with t.A.T.u.’s “Ne Ver’, Ne Boysia” and Serebro’s “Song #1.”Since the introduction of the semi-finals, Russia is, along with Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greece, Romania and Ukraine, one of the five countries left that has never missed a final.
Russia won their first Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, when Dima Bilan, participating for the second time in the contest, won with the song “Believe”, bringing the contest to Russia for 2009.
Russia was the most successful country in Eurovision in 2000-2009, with one win, two second places, and two third places. However, in 2010 they finished 11th, and in 2011 – 16th, which was the worst place for Russia in the last 16 years. Interest in the competition fell, but in 2012 Buranovskiye Babushki stayed in the second place, increasing Russia’s interest in the show.

1994


“Vechny strannik” was the Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, performed in Russian by Youddiph. This was Russia’s debut at the Contest, and consequently the first occasion on which the language was used onstage.
At the close of voting, it had received 70 points, placing 9th in a field of 25. While this result was not as striking as the positions attained by Poland and Hungary, the fact that three Eastern European countries had placed in the top 10 was an indication of future trends at the Contest, which would be dominated by countries from that region within a decade.

lyrics
Eternal wanderer
You are not with me, you are far away
It’s not easy to live in different worlds
Maybe only a dream can help me
To see and touch you

And the night passes by, your voice is far away
And I shout to you from over the seas:
“In our house is still your warmth
But the house is empty without you”
In this house there is just me

Eternal wanderer, I’m your destiny
I know, you will remember me
You are always on the way, but there is always
A bright light for you in my window

There is the sunrise, the dawn
In the sky glow bright and coloured
In the silence of morning I’m not alone:
The new day brings the meeting with you

And the night passes by, your voice is far away
And I shout to you from over the seas:
“In our house is still your warmth
But the house is empty without you”
In this house there is just me

Eternal wanderer, I’m your destiny
I know, you will remember me
You are always on the way, but there is always
A bright light for you in my window

Eternal wanderer, I’m your destiny
I know, you will remember me
You are always on the way, but there is always
A bright light for you in my window

1995


“Kolibelnaya dlya vulkana” was the Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, performed in Russian by Philipp Kirkorov.The song is a dramatic ballad, featuring an extended metaphor.At the close of voting, it had received 17 points, placing 17th in a field of 23.
According to Contest historian John Kennedy O’Connor, Russian television broadcasts of the 1995 Contest strongly implied that Kirkorov (at the time one of Russia’s most well-known performers) had in fact won the Contest. He explains that Kirkorov’s performance was shown last and none of the voting was shown at all in order to give this impression.

lyrics
Lullaby for a volcano
The valleys sleep deeply, the mountain ash sleeps beside the pond
The rain and the wind are quiet till the next morning

The immense ocean sleeps, only you, unique volcano
Volcanic old man, you are never quiet even for a moment

Listen trustingly to the human voice
Please, turn back to common sence and to joy

Forget forever, volcano, what you have theatened for centuries
Stop to tyrannize the world and stay a green mountain

Forget eternally, volcano, what you have threatened for centuries
Please, turn back to common sense and to joy

Sleep, sullen giant, sleep, eternal guarding volcano
Renounce of war, give us peace and silence

Give peace for the old and the young, also for sinners and saints
Give peace for life on earth, peace for the sky above

Forget eternally, volcano, what you have threatened for centuries
Please, turn back to common sence and to joy

Please, turn back to common sence and to joy

1996


In the event, not only did Kirkorov not win, the Russian entry at the next Contest (Andrej Kosinski with “Ya eto ya”) did not even qualify for the main event. This failure to qualify was based on the opinions of a panel of judges, rather than Kirkorov’s placing. Had Russia won, of course, the next entry would have been automatically qualified.

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I am what I am
The streets are clean and empty at night
Who are you? Who are you? The wind screams from the back
I’m hearing from the black fog, who are you on earth?
That is my life, I am what I am

I am what I am, a string twines inside of me and poems can be heard
I am what I am, with all my mistakes and my sins
Through the daily madness and through the sound of shabby coins
I can hear, that the nightingale sings, I am what I am
Don’t ruin my soul, love me like I am

My dreams die in the burning flames
I burned down all my bridges, which I had crossed yesterday
There is again a strange way in front of me
Where is my way? I am what I am

I am what I am, a string twines inside of me and poems can be heard
I am what I am, with all my mistakes and my sins
Through the daily madness and through the sound of shabby coins
I can hear, that the nightingale sings, I am what I am
Don’t ruin my soul, love me like I am

1997


“Primadonna” was the Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, performed in Russian by Alla Pugacheva.The song is a dramatic ballad. Pugacheva sings to a “prima donna” and describes her desire to overcome struggles much in the way as the singer apparently has. She sings that the prima donna has an “injured soul” but is yet able to sing well.
At the close of voting, it had received 33 points, placing 15th in a field of 25.

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Prima donna
Like an injured bird with golden feathers
You go on stage
And I see, I see, that you are happy

Sing for me, just sing, Prima donna
Sing with an injured soul, Prima donna
Dying every time

Laugh into the face of your destiny, Prima donna
For you it isn’t new, Prima donna
To play the terrible and easy part, to be a star

And with your tired glance that is crowned with tears
You look in this hall
And you probably see the dream that is just an illusion

Here it is, the last combat, Prima donna
The combat with your destiny, Prima donna

Laugh into the face of your destiny, Prima donna
For you it isn’t new, Prima donna
To play the terrible and foolish part
To stay alone forever

Give me the force, oh heaven, to drain the cup
There, where nobody ever have been, she already had drunk the wine
They shouted to her Bravo, for this strange farce
I’m rising my glas, to the grande final

Bravo! Prima donna! Bravo!

2000


“Solo” was the Russian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2000. It was performed by Alsou, and was composed by Andrew Lane and Brandon Barnes.
It performed ninth on the night, following Norway’s Charmed with “My Heart Goes Boom” and preceding Belgium’s Nathalie Sorce with “Envie de vivre”. At the close of the voting had received 155 points, placing 2nd in a field of 24.

lyrics
Solo
Sitting alone, here in my room
Staring at your picture from midnight ’til noon
Counting the hours, counting the days
You know that I’ll miss you in a million ways

Now I wait in the cold and this is getting old
No more stories, no more lies, take me off this ride
When you see me in the hall, I’ll look at the wall
By my actions you should know – I’m going solo
Going solo

My friends try to tell me, I didn’t want to listen
‘Cause I’m the kind of person gotta find out on my own
I gave you my heart, you tore it apart
But I’m coming back strong, I knew it was wrong

Now I wait in the cold and this is getting old
No more stories, no more lies, take me off this ride
When you see me in the hall, I’ll look at the wall
By my actions you should know

Now I wait in the cold and this is getting old
No more stories, no more lies, take me off this ride
When you see me in the hall, I’ll look at the wall
By my actions you should know – I’m going solo
Going solo

Now I wait…
Wait in the cold and this is getting old
No more stories, no more lies, take me off this ride
When you see me in the hall, I’ll look at the wall
By my actions you should know

Now I wait in the cold and this is getting old
No more stories, no more lies, take me off this ride
When you see me in the hall, I’ll look at the wall
By my actions you should know – I’m going solo

2001


“Lady Alpine Blue” was the Russian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. It was performed by the rock group, Mumiy Troll. The song’s lyrics were rather unusual, but obviously a love song dedicated to the mysterious “Lady Alpine Blue”, who appeared to be a newcomer in the singers’ neighbourhood. The singer is leaving her, but tells her to “keep on smiling”.
During voting, the Latvian announcer Renārs Kaupers of Brainstorm who was Latvian entry the previous year, greeted Mumiy Troll with “Viva la rockapops!” exclamation. “Rockapops” is a term coined by Mumiy Troll frontman Ilia Lagutenko to describe the style of the music performed by himself and his peers. Brainstorm are known to be good friends with Mumiy Troll.

lyrics
Lady Alpine Blue
To love newcomers’ fashion
Oh so special
You may want to believe me
But hey – your Alpine eyes of blue
Here’s my Siberian hymn for you
We better stay or rather die
La la la lay lay la la lay lay…
Rather die
La la la lay lay la la lay…

No promises, no kiss goodbye to you
Just keep on smilin’, my Lady Alpine Blue
Blue

The slipping serpentine night
Would cuddle, keep us tender
And smother warning signs
My old mistakes should send her
Eternity for us to try
The dawn will tell us if we fly
La la la lay lay la la la la…
If we fly
La la la lay la la la lay…

No promises, no kiss goodbye to you
Just keep on smilin’, my Lady Alpine Blue

No promises, no promises
No promises, no promises

No promises, no kiss goodbye to you
Just keep on smilin’, my Lady Alpine Blue

2002


The Russian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 was an internal selection by Russian broadcaster Channel One (ORT).The entry for Russia was band Premier Ministr with the song “Northern Girl”. Premier Minister later anglisied their name for Eurovision, and entered as Prime Minister.
At the close of the voting it had received 55 points, placing 10th in a field of 24.

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Northern girl
In all my wanderings around the world
I met so many kinds of pretty girls
All of them like precious stones sparkling on their own
I found them fiery, tender, bright and sweet
In Rome and Paris, Lisbon and Madrid
But one girl remains for me still a real mystery
I’ve been thinkin’ about you

Northern girl, Lady Ice – how can I melt you, baby?
Northern girl, never cries – tough like a pearl
Northern girl, frosty eyes, I wanna melt you, baby
Northern girl

We drink the sunset like ruby wine
But still you keep your head and hold the line
Even when you look aside, I admire your pride
We stand together closely, skin to skin
You look forbidding as the Snow Queen
But I hear your secret call ’cause your fortress has no walls
I’m still thinkin’ about you

Northern girl, Lady Ice – how can I melt you, baby?
Northern girl, never cries – tough like a pearl
Northern girl, frosty eyes, I wanna melt you, baby
Northern girl

Northern girl, Lady Ice – how can I melt you, baby?
Northern girl, never cries – tough like a pearl
Northern girl, frosty eyes, I wanna melt you, baby
Northern girl

And when you ask me tonight why I search for love so, so far
I will hold you and whisper:
You’re my Northern Star, guiding star, baby

Northern girl, Lady Ice – how can I melt you, baby?
Northern girl, never cries – tough like a pearl
Northern girl, frosty eyes, I wanna melt you, baby
Northern girl

Northern girl, Lady Ice – how can I melt you, baby?
(You’re my northern girl)
Northern girl, never cries – tough like a pearl
(You’re my guiding star)
Northern girl, frosty eyes, I wanna melt you, baby
(Northern girl)
Northern girl

Northern girl

2003


The Russian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was t.A.T.u. with the song “Ne Ver’, Ne Boysia”.t.A.T.u., who consist of Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova, performed at Eurovision in Riga, latvia. They performed 11th, following Germany and preceding Spain, and at the close of the voting it had received 164 points, placing 3rd in a field of 26.
After the contest, Russian broadcaster Channel One complained that Irish broadcaster RTÉ had used a back-up jury, and that it had cost them victory. A statement by Channel One said “Considering [the] insignificant difference in points between the first and third places, there are grounds to believe that the contest results could be much different for Russia.” RTÉ responded by publishing the unused results of the Irish televote, which showed that had the jury not been used, Turkey would still have won.

lyrics
Don’t believe, don’t fear
Different nights, different people
Wants, doesn’t want, loves, doesn’t love
Someone will fall behind, someone will jump off the mark
Someone will be tired and stop wanting

Someone will wind wire around a cleat
Someone will open up new themes
Someone’s a psycho and someone’s a maniac
Someone like you, someone like me

Don’t light up and don’t extinguish
Don’t believe, don’t fear, don’t ask
And calm down, and calm down

Don’t believe, don’t fear, don’t ask
Don’t believe, don’t fear, don’t ask
Don’t believe, don’t fear
Don’t believe, don’t fear
Don’t believe, don’t fear and don’t ask

Somewhere there are a lot of rare things
But on the roads there’ll be a raid
Someone will take a risk and someone will fail
Someone will understand it, but won’t help

Someone will leave, someone will return
Someone will find a new sun
Someone in the bushes and someone in me
Someone like you, someone like me

Don’t light up and don’t extinguish
Don’t believe, don’t fear, don’t ask
And calm down, and calm down

Don’t believe, don’t fear, don’t ask
Don’t believe, don’t fear, don’t ask
Don’t believe, don’t fear
Don’t believe, don’t fear
Don’t believe, don’t fear and don’t ask

Don’t light up and don’t extinguish
Don’t believe, don’t fear, don’t ask
And calm down, and calm down

Don’t believe, don’t fear, don’t ask
Don’t believe, don’t fear, don’t ask
Don’t believe, don’t fear
Don’t believe, don’t fear
Don’t believe, don’t fear and don’t ask

2004


“Believe Me” was the Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Julia Savicheva. Composed by Maxim Fadeev and with lyrics by Brenda Loring. At the close of voting, it had received 67 points, placing 11th in a field of 24.

lyrics
Believe me
Believe me, I just don’t care
If you look away or stare,
If you choose to go or stay
Don’t believe me, I pray

In my head – every day, everywhere – oh, no
You and I can talk, and I sound colder
In my heart, though I say I don’t care
I just cry and cry on your big shoulder

Believe me, I just don’t care
If you look away or stare
If you choose to go or stay
Don’t believe me, I pray

Believe me, I just don’t care
If you look away or stare
If you choose to go or stay
Don’t believe me, I pray

Far away, like the man in the moon, my dear
You just wave to me, you’re always lying
Every face, every voice, every tune
Brings you back to me, and I start crying

Believe me, I just don’t care
If you look away or stare
If you choose to go or stay
Don’t believe me, I pray

Believe me, I just don’t care
If you look away or stare
If you choose to go or stay
Don’t believe me, I pray

Believe me, I just don’t care

2005


Russia was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Natalia Podolskaya and the song “Nobody Hurt No One” which placed 15th.
Natalia Podolskaya was born in 1982 in Mogilev, Belarus. Between 1999 and 2004, she studied law at the Belarusian Law Institute and continued to gain experience as a solo performer. Natalia Podolskaya became well known in 2002 after her brilliant performance at Vitebsk Festival ‘Slavyansky Bazar’. In the Czech Republic, Natalia won in the ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Singer’ categories at ‘Universetalent 2002’. In 2004, Natalia participated in Belarus for Eurovision, however she only managed second place and did not go. In 2004, Natalia Podolskaya got through the auditions and became a participant of ‘Star Factory-5’ in which she was taught by the best singing, dancing and acting teachers in Russia.
The Russian final took place on 25 February in Moscow.

lyrics
Nobody hurt no one
Hello sweet America
Where did our dream disappear?
Look at little Erica
All she learns today is the fear
You deny the truth
You just having fun
Till your child will shoot your gun

Nobody hurt no one
Nobody hurt no one, anybody
(Nobody hurt no one)
Nobody hurt no one, yeah, yeah…

She didn’t wanna go to school
Didn’t wanna face all this pain
Hoh… mummy, can I stay at home?
I am scared, the boys are insane
Don’t you dare to say
Her reaction’s dumb
‘Cause she had no place to run

Nobody hurt no one
Nobody hurt no one, anybody
(Nobody hurt no one)
Nobody hurt no one, yeah-eah…

(Nobody hurt no one)
You deny the truth
You just having…
(Nobody hurt no one)
Till your child will shoot your gun
(Nobody hurt no one)
So please don’t hurt anyone
(Nobody hurt no one)

You deny the truth
You just having fun
Till your child will shoot your gun
Don’t you dare to say
Her reaction’s dumb
‘Cause she had no place to run

(Nobody hurt no one)
Nobody hurt no one, anybody
(Nobody hurt no one)
Nobody hurt no one, yeah, yeah, yeah…

(Nobody hurt no one)
So please don’t hurt anyone
(Nobody hurt no one)
Anybody
(Nobody hurt no one)
So please don’t hurt anyone
(Nobody hurt no one)
Yeah, yeah…
Nobody hurt no one

2006


Russia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was chosen in an internal selection process by Channel One. Favourites for selection were Jasmin, Dima Bilan, and Varvara. It was decided that Dima Bilan would represent Russia this year. The chosen song was Never Let You Go.The song came in second place at Eurovision, equalling their performance in 2000 for their best result ever.
Dima Bilan (real name Viktor Belan) was born on 24 December 1981 in Karachay–Cherkessia and graduated from Gnesinyh musical college as a classical vocal performer.

lyrics
Never let you go
Heavy clouds, no rain, and every move causes pain
Ready kiss, but no love, I feel I’m torn in half
Burning look, but no heat, it’s not you really need
Baby, now it’s happened with us
We are dancing on broken glass
Can’t stand no more

Never, never let you go
You are the one I’m searching for
Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone
Love’s carving it in the stone

Never, never let you go
Return the days we had before
Soul of my soul, blood of my blood
Love’s carving it in my heart

Gentle words, no aim, it seems we’re playing a game
Easy smile, but no fun, sweet music for no one
Close embrace, but no more, cold champagne we forgot to pour
Baby, now it’s happened with us
We are dancing on broken glass
Can’t stand no more

Never, never let you go
You are the one I’m searching for
Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone
Love’s carving it in the stone

Never, never let you go
Return the days we had before
Soul of my soul, blood of my blood
Love’s carving it in my heart

Love’s carving it in my heart
Ooh… baby, now it’s happened with us
We are dancing on broken glass
(Can’t stand no more)

Never, never let you go
You are the one I’m searching for
Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone
Love’s carving it in the stone

Never, never let you go
Return the days we had before
Soul of my soul, blood of my blood
Love’s carving it in my heart

Never, never let you go
You are the one I’m searching for
Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone
Love’s carving it in the stone

Never, never let you go
Return the days we had before
Soul of my soul, blood of my blood
Love’s carving it in my heart

Love’s carving it in my heart

2007


Russian Broadcaster, Channel One, selected the Russian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 by an internal selection. Serebro represented Russia in the competition with the song Song #1 which came third with 207 points.

lyrics
Song # 1
It’s a dirty money track, yeah
Girls, kick the flow
Listen to me
All my girls, get ready
We’ll make it easy

When I catch you pickin’ me
You better get a chill
Boy, you wanna take on me
‘Cause I’m your killin’ pill

Can’t you see the way I move
My dress, my flashy skin?
Listen up, you know I got
The place you’ve never been

Slow down (Slow down)
Boy, you don’t wanna let me down
You better stop, you know what?

Oh, don’t call me funny bunny
I’ll blow your money, money
I’ll get you to my bad ass spinnin’ for you
Oh, I’ll make it easy, honey
I’ll take your money, yummy
I’ve got my bitches standin’ up next to me

So come and check it
So come and check it
So come and check it
My bad ass spinnin’ for you

So come and check it
So come and check it
So come and check it
My bad ass spinnin’ for you (Watch out)

Keep on takin’ over you
It’s kinda gettin’ free
Baby boy, you know I still
Got sexy freak in me

Gotta tease you, nasty guy
So take it, don’t be shy
Put your cherry on my cake
And taste my cherry pie

Slow down (Slow down)
Boy, you don’t wanna let me down
You better stop, you know what?

Oh, don’t call me funny bunny
I’ll blow your money, money
I’ll get you to my bad ass spinnin’ for you
Oh, I’ll make it easy, honey
I’ll take your money, yummy
I’ve got my bitches standin’ up next to me

Maybe I’ll take you with me tonight
Maybe you’ll show me another way
And find a reason for me to stay
But something I must tell you:

Feel my vibration
Get it

Oh, don’t call me funny bunny
I’ll blow your money, money
I’ll get you to my bad ass spinnin’ for you
Oh, I’ll make it easy, honey
I’ll take your money, yummy
I’ve got my bitches standin’ up next to me

So come and check it
So come and check it
So come and check it
My bad ass spinnin’ for you

So come and check it
So come and check it
So come and check it
My bad ass spinnin’ for you

2008


Evrovidenie 2008 was held on March 9, 2008 with a total number of 27 songs competing. The winner was chosen by a combination of Televoting, SMS voting, Internet voting and the votes of a professional jury.
The 2008 competition was the first national selection final to be used to pick Russia’s entry since 2005, as Channel One used internal selections in the years that it broadcast the contest.
Dima Bilan and his song Believe won the competition in Russia and moved on to compete in the first semi-final in Belgrade. In the finals, Dima’s song scored 272 points and ultimately won the contest for Russia.

lyrics
Believe
Even when the thunder and storm begins
I’ll be standing strong like a tree in the wind
Nothing’s gonna move this mountain
Or change my direction

I’m falling off the sky
And I’m all alone
The courage that’s inside’s gonna break my fall
Nothing’s gonna dim my light within

But if I keep going on
It will never be impossible
Not today

‘Cause I’ve got something to believe in
As long as I’m breathing
There is not a limit to what I can dream

‘Cause I’ve got something to believe in
Mission to keep climbing
Nothing else can stop me if I just believe
And I believe in me

Even when the world tries to pull me down
Tell me that I can’t, try to turn me around
I won’t let them put my fire out, without no

But if I keep going on
It will never be impossible
Not today

Yes, I’ve got something to believe in
As long as I’m breathing
There is not a limit to what I can dream

‘Cause I’ve got something to believe in
Mission to keep climbing
Nothing else can stop me if I just believe

And I believe I can do it all
Open every door
Turn unthinkable to reality
You’ll see, I can do it all and more

Believing, as long as I’m breathing
There is not a limit to what I can dream
Believing, mission to keep climbing
Nothing else can stop me if I just believe
And I believe in me

2009


Russia was the host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, held in the Russian capital Moscow, after Russia’s win in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. Channel One will resume organisation of the Russian participation in Eurovision.Channel One used a national final to select the 13th Russian entry for Eurovision, having primarily used internal selections to select previous entries.Over 1000 entries were sent into Channel One.
Due to Russia’s win in 2008, Russia automatically qualified for the final of the contest and finished in 11th place with 91 points.

lyrics
Mum
Out of the shadows once again, my enemy, my love
Inevitable is my destiny, no matter how much you’re prepared
But before you left, with golden ring
You engaged to me and didn’t save me from sorcery
And didn’t let my soul be free

Mum, and you’ve been telling me not to desire
Mum, and at that time I didn’t know where trouble was
Mum, and you’ve been telling me that time is like water
Mum, Mum, Mum, love is trouble

I will throw away my dream and crush it on the floor
How you’ve broken my destiny and left it on the side
I will pour out girl’s tears like rain

Mum, and you’ve been telling me not to desire
Mum, and at that time I didn’t know where trouble was
Mum, and you’ve been telling me that time is like water
Mum, Mum, Mum, love is trouble

Mum, and at that time I didn’t know where trouble is
Mum, and you’ve been telling me that time is like water
Mum, Mum, Mum, love is trouble

2010


Russia participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, held in Oslo, Norway in May 2010, and was represented by broadcaster Russia 1.A national final was held on 7 March 2010 to select the Russian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. 25 acts competed, with the songs selected from an open call for songs by Russia 1. The winner was selected through a combination of televoting and a professional jury.
Eurovision winner-2008 Dima Bilan had planned to enter the national final with a song “White Nights”, written by former Eurovision contestant and songwriter Philip Kirkorov, and was immediately tipped for victory. However Bilan’s song did not appear in the shortlist of entries, with no reason given by Bilan’s producer Yana Rudkovskaya for his withdrawal, except that it was a mutual decision between Bilan, Kirkorov and herself.
The show was hosted by Oxana Fedorova and Dmitry Guberniev from Vladimir Nazarov’s Theater in Moscow. The Peter Nalitch Band were the winners of the final with the song “Lost and Forgotten”, winning with a commanding lead over Oleg Bezinskikh in second place and the Buranovskiye Babushki in third place.
Russia competed in the first semi-final of the contest, on 25 May 2010. Though it looks that the success of Russia in the Semi-Final voting caused a matter of contention as there was prominent booing during the television broadcast of the first semi final and the show itself. This booing was noted by commentators at the time of broadcast as it was hard to ignore.

lyrics
Lost and forgotten
Would you believe, Lord of Mercy?
Would you be so… Lord, Lord?
I wanna love her now
And I wanna feel that now with all…
All of those kisses and sweet embraces

Here am I, lost and forgotten
For this cruel, cruel time
When I’m first time in love
(Now that is why)
Now that is why I say Lord of Mercy
And I hope now that you hear me
Oh yeah…

(What are you doing man?)
I’m looking at her photos
What should I do with them?
(Drop them into the fire)
Oh, yes, yes, I gonna burn ’em now
‘Cause I have to forget her now with all…
All of those kisses and sweet embraces

Here am I, lost and forgotten
For this cruel, cruel time
When I’m first time in love
(Now that is why)
Now that is why I say Lord of Mercy
And I hope now that you hear me
Oh…

(Here am I, lost and forgotten)
(For this cruel, cruel time)
(First time in love)
(Now that is why)
Now that is why I say Lord of Mercy
And I hope now that you hear me
Oh, bring her back to me

2011


Russia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry internally. This will be the country’s fifteenth participation in the contest after debuting in 1994.Russian national broadcaster confirmed on 5 March that Alexey Vorobyov will represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song “Get You”, a song composed by RedOne (Nadir Khayat) and Jack Lucien. The song was supposed to be presented on 12 March, but it was leaked to the internet on 6 March.
Russia had been tipped an early favorite by the bookmakers to win the 2011 contest. After voting ended, Russia qualified for the grand final on Saturday May 14, achieving 9th place and 64 points. After the first semi, Russia drew position 10 for the grand final. At the end of voting in the grand final, Russia ended 16th with 77 points, the worst placing for Russia since 1995, and only the second time they placed outside the top-15.

lyrics
Get you

I choose my words like wise men do
And tonight I’ll get you right
I rule my world like great men do
And I fight, I fight for mine

And you look so good on the floor
Put my mind in a dirty zone
If they watch, let them watch
Not losing you tonight

Oh oh… I’m coming to get you
Oh oh… I’m running, I’m gunning for you
Oh oh… I’m gonna get you
I know you, you want me to

I lost my mind somewhere between your face
And your perfect shape
I found a pleasure watching you having fun
Fooling around

And you look so good on the floor
Put my mind in a dirty zone
If they talk, let them talk
Not losing you tonight

Oh oh… I’m coming to get you
Oh oh… I’m running, I’m gunning for you
Oh oh… I’m gonna get you
I know you, you want me to

Girl, you blow me away, want you here with me
Girl, you blow me away, I want you to stay, yeah yeah

Oh oh oh… oh oh yeah… oh oh oh…
I know you want me to

Oh oh… I’m coming to get you
Oh oh… I’m running, I’m gunning for you
Oh oh… I’m gonna get you
I know you, you want me to, yeah

2012


Russia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and selected their entry through a national final, organised by the Russian broadcaster RTR.On 28 December 2011, Russia 1 confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku.
Auditions were held in February 2012. A special jury selected a total of 25 acts to proceed to the national final, aired on 7 March 2012 on Russia 1. The winner was decided through jury voting and televoting.
During the final, on May 26, the Buranovo Grannies performed sixth and eventually finished in the second place with 259 points, behind the winning country Sweden who scored 372 points.

lyrics
Party for everybody
I’m spreading a tablecloth carefully, waiting for my children
The dough is rising and my heart is cheering

Party for everybody – dance
Come on and dance
Come on and dance
Come on and boom boom

The house is full of my dear children, who have just returned
The house is full of my dear children, who have just returned
I am going to put on a green dress and a red shawl
I am going to put on a green dress and start dancing

Singing loudly boom boom boom, dancing soulfully, soulfully
Singing loudly boom boom boom, all together

Party for everybody – dance
Come on and dance
Come on and dance
Come on and
Party for everybody – dance
Come on and dance
Come on and dance
Come on and boom boom

The cat is happy, the dog is happy
The cat is happy, the dog is happy
We are in a wonderful mood and very happy
We are in a wonderful mood, oh joy

Singing loudly boom boom boom, dancing soulfully, soulfully
Singing loudly boom boom boom, all together

Party for everybody – dance
Come on and dance
Come on and dance
Come on and
Party for everybody – dance
Come on and dance
Come on and dance
Come on and boom boom

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Party for everybody – dance
Come on and dance
Come on and dance
Come on and
Party for everybody – dance
Come on and dance
Come on and dance
Come on and boom boom boom boom – dance

Flagthe real results

Russia 1994 Youddiph Vechni Stranik 70 9
Russia 1995 Philip Kirkorov Kobelnaya Dlya Vulkana 17 17
Russia 1996 Andrej Kosinski Ya eta ya dq 24
Russia 1997 Alla Pugacheva Primadonna 33 15
Russia 2000 Alsou Solo 155 2
Russia 2001 Mumiy Troll Lady Alpine Blue 37 12
Russia 2002 Premier Ministr Northern Girl 55 10
Russia 2003 t.A.T.u. Ne Ver, Ne Boisia 164 3
Russia 2004 Julia Savicheva Believe Me 67 11
Russia 2005 Natalia Podolskaya Nobody Hurt No One 57 15
Russia 2006 Dima Bilan Never Let You Go 248 2
Russia 2007 Serebro Song Number One 207 3
Russia 2008 Viktor Bilan Believe 272 1
Russia 2009 Anastasiya Prikhodko Mamo 91 11
Russia 2010 Peter Nalitch & Friends Lost and forgotten 90 11
Russia 2011 Alexey Vorobyov Get you 77 16
Russia 2012 Buranovskiye Babushki Party for everybody 259 2

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