Buranovskiye Babushki of Russia place second overall in Eurovision 2012

Eurovision Buranovskiye Babushki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKNRGc71hjc

The Buranovskiye Babushki were Eurovision’s overall second place winners for 2012!

Here are the English lyrics:

English Lyrics
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-Final (1)
Russia (RTR)

Performer: Buranovskiye Babushki
Song title: Party For Everybody
Song writer(s): Olga Tuktareva, Marry S. Applegate
Song composer(s): Viktor Drobysh, Timofei Leontiev

I will be putting a white tablecloth,
I will be waiting for kids coming back home.
The dough is rising joyously.
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 kids, the relatives have come.
I am going to put on my green dress,
I am going to tie a white head cloth.
And I am going to dance.

We are singing extremely strongly.
We are dancing soulful, so soulful!
We are singing extremely strongly,
Because we are 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!

And my cat is happy, and my dog is happy!
And my cat is happy, and my dog is happy!
The happiness is overflowing!
Oh joy!

We are singing extremely strongly.
We are dancing soulful, so soulful!
We are singing extremely strongly,
Because we are 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!

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!

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Excerpted from Feminist Philosophers http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/congratulations-to-the-buranovskiye-babushki/

Their performances seemed a remarkable combination of women’s traditional crafts and a very modern setting. We might – although reluctantly – see the NY Times as getting at a similar thought:

Eurovision is known for its over-the-top kitsch, but, even by its standards, there was something remarkable about grannies from the central Russian republic of Udmurtia, not far from where the Ural Mountains border on Siberia.

The Babushki, with an average age of 75, finished second over all with a jaunty pop song called “Party for Everybody.”

Wearing head scarves and traditional dresses and coin jewelry, they bounced up and down, waving their arms, smiling mischievously. They performed with a steaming oven as a prop on stage, and, at one point during their stay in Baku, they baked trays of perepechi, a traditional dish of meat and vegetable tartlets that they served to the Eurovision press corps.

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~ by artpoped on December 21, 2012.

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