Manizha with the song "Russian Woman" will represent Russia in Rotterdam at Eurovision-2021. The singer became the winner of the national selection for the European music competition. She bypassed by popular vote Anton Belyaeva (Therr Maitz) and group # 2Mashi (Zaitseva and sheikh). blogger Vadim Manukyan assessed the results of the national selection and the reaction to the choice of Manizha as the representative of Russia at Eurovision-2021.
Shock is our way. Rumors, that Manizha will be in the national selection for Eurovision-2021 appeared in the media only for 4 hours before the start of the live broadcast. They talked about the participation of Anton Belyaev and two Masha a few days ago.
I tuned in, that the professional jury has already chosen the best of the best and I will enjoy the performances of the artists, who were allowed to vote. Eventually, it seems, Something went wrong. Anton Belyaev frankly did not impress me. No, of course, The signature sound cannot be taken away from him and everything was as usual at the highest level, but only this is not a Eurovision format. Then # 2Mashi took the stage. The girls were on my long list, which I published back in December last year. Work, that they were given a chance to compete for a ticket to the competition. but, something and they lacked. Agree, that their song did not pull to win in the national selection. And here on the stage Manizha. We all know perfectly well about its signature sound and had the right to expect the next masterpiece.. But, in my opinion, the song "Russian Woman" is not at all drawn to such a status.
National selection for Eurovision-2021 flew like a meteor, but inside it feels like it was not there at all. Didn't we find a more worthy song and candidate for the competition?? strangely, what Alexander Panayotov did not hit the top three. But thanks, what happened without Morgenstern and Buzovoy. Although, strange rap from Manizha is also controversial content.
For a moment it seemed to me, what can I find fault with. However, on social networks, everyone is perplexed by the fact, which national selection winner was chosen in the end. Yes, and threesome songs, which was allowed before the vote also raised a lot of questions. As a joke, social networks even offered to send Kirkorov, Bilana or Gagarin, who also took part in this gala concert.
With regard to refusal Little Big go to the competition, then I tracked the reaction of the bookmakers. Russia was in third place before the announcement, that this year a new participant will go from our country. In this second, bookmakers have lowered Russia's chances at Eurovision-2021 by one line. After the performance of all three participants, our country was in 6th place, and after the announcement of the winner of the national selection at the 7th. These numbers and the reaction of social networks suggest that, that Russia most likely will not fight for victory in Rotterdam. One side, not bad, what is the track presented, where a lot of Russian is spoken, but from the point of view of the application for 1st place, this rap most likely will not go to Europeans. really hope, that Russia will reach the final with this song, but something tells me, that our country can repeat the result Yulia Samoilova 2018 of the year, when we didn’t even get out of the semifinals.
Author: Vadim Manukyan