Saturday, March 10, 2012

Singing Babushkas Represent Russia at Eurovision 2012

Folk group of six elderly women known as Buranovskiye Babushki (the Buranovo Grannies) will represent Russia at Eurovision this year.  According to the BBC, “The lyrics to the song, which feature a mixture of English and Udmurt – a language related to Finnish – were written by the grandmothers.”



The “Buranovo Grannies” beat 24 other acts to win the honor of singing for their country, reports the BBC:
Buranovskiye Babushki, from the Udmurt Republic, say they will use any cash raised to build a church in Buranovo.
“Grandmothers do not need glory and wealth,” a member told Vesti news.
The singer, named only as “Grandmother Olga”, said building the village church was their “only goal”.
Their winning song, which begins as a traditional folk tune before a modern dance beat kicks in, features the refrain, “party for everybody, come on and dance”.
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.
via dangerousminds



Buranovskiye Babushki - Party for Everybody
Lyrics 


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 souful!
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 souful!
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!

Lyrics (English translation) via esckaz
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