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BURANOVO GRANNIES.

According to this BBC News story, "Folk group the 'Buranovo Grannies' will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest, after winning a televised contest in Moscow to represent Russia." Why do I care? Because:The lyrics to the song, which feature a mixture of English and Udmurt - a language related to Finnish - were written by the grandmothers. Buranovskiye Babushki became known in Russia with covers - sung in Udmurt - of classics including the Beatles' Yesterday and the Eagles' Hotel California.
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“We Have Been Showered in Love”: Buranovo Babushkas at Eurovision

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti (2 years ago)

The Buranovo Babushkas (Buranovo Grannies) delighted journalists and other contestants at Eurovision Song Contest 2012 held in Baku. See how the singing grannies were greeted on this RIA Novosti video. Read Post

Swedish Euphoria and Udmurtian Fervor: 2012 Eurovision Song Contest Winners

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti (2 years ago)

The results of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest were announced on the night of May 26-27. Sweden’s singer Loreen won the competition, scoring 372 points. Russia’s folk group Buranovskiye Babushki (Buranovo Grannies) came second whil... Read Post

Russia Qualifies for Eurovision Final

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti (2 years ago)

Russia’s folk group Buranovskiye Babushki (Buranovo Grannies) has qualified for the final stage of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Party for Everybody. Read Post


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