Russia sends the Tolmachevy Twins to Copenhagen

Russia sends the Tolmachevy Twins to Copenhagen
The Tolmachevy Twins, the Russian representatives in Copenhagen. Source: RTR
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The Tolmachevy Twins gained the trophy for Russia achieving the impressive victory in the 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Now, Anastasiya and Maria, talented and grown up stars, are facing another bigger challenge – the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest!

Today, the Russian broadcaster RTR announced the Tolmachevy Twins as their representatives in Copenhagen. This choice has been made internally by an expert jury. After eight years, Anastasiya and Maria, are back in the Eurovision world.

About Anastasiya and Maria

Maria and Anastasiya were born on the 14th of January 1997 in the city of Kursk that is in western Russia. Their talent for music showed at an early age. Their mother is a music teacher who was leading them. At the age of six girls took classes in the music studio Sverchok.

Eurovision fans remember the Tolmachevy Twins from 2006 when the girls, at the age of nine, won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Bucharest, Romania. With their song Vesennij Jazz (The Spring Jazz), they reached 154 points.

In 2007, the Tolmachevy Twins participated in the opening ceremony of the international festival of arts Slavianski Bazaar. In the same year, they also released their album Polovinki (The Halves). The sisters stared in the musical Kingdom Of Crooked Mirrors.

The Tolmachevy Twins took part in the opening act of the First Semi-Final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Dressed like angels, they landed on stage on the legendary animal called Firebird. Here you can recollect that exciting show in Moscow in 2009:

Initially, RTR intentended to choose the Russian participant through the project called Kto? (Who?). But the plans had been changed and the candidate has been chosen internally.

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  • Posted on 5 May 2014 at 09:32
    I am proud of our girls. They are so talented! Of couse they can lose or - who knows - they can win. It isn't really important. They will worthily present Russia and show their abilities. All that matters. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 April 2014 at 13:18
    I vote to you 12 poitns from Israel report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 April 2014 at 02:45
    A melodious song. Shod b crowned a winner. Politically they MAY lose. I love & pray, they r 2014 ESC winner. Karan@susi report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 April 2014 at 01:18
    I don't like this video. Very simple & boring. Looks like from 60 or 70-ties with typical russian&soviet design ,,lampochka Ilicha,,. By the way, why You remove critical comments? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 April 2014 at 11:23
    I Love this song! Good luck twins, good luck Russia!
    <3 from Poland report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 April 2014 at 18:37
    Well, this year it is hard for me to stake on any participant because this ESC”2014 has many wonderful compositions to perform.
    Concerning our twins future performance I just wanna say “Good luck, girls…. It will be the most exam for both of you…. It is a very hard and responsible mission to represent Russia this year! And it was shouldered on you…. God bless you! All Russian people grieve for our shining angels” report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 March 2014 at 11:35
    It reminds me much of Malene Mortensen's "Tell me who you are", last place for Denmark that year. But I liked Malene much better. Many russian clients europewide though. I still go for "lost and forgotten" my russian all-time fave. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 March 2014 at 16:05
    I like this simple and nice song. Russia, Armenia and Belarus are the best!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2014 at 15:46
    @LetuskaRu: what did you mean, "the founder countries send mostly freaks?" Another propaganda? I know you like tho call anyone from Western Europe a fascist or a decadent freak. Well, clean up your own house and don't throw stones if what you want is peace. Otherwise, no reason for Russia to be in ESC, if you think we are like that.

    I agree you shouldn't bring politics into ESC, and I most certainly hope that noone in audience will boo at the Russian entry because of Putin. He is not on stage. And not even boo just because the song is very bland and dull. Just polite clapping, please. Russians, you are welcome.

    I for one, won't call you names like "megalomaniacs". I think you are basicly friendly and peaceful people like the rest of us. One world. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2014 at 02:33
    Still, for other ones, I'll say, I was born in Lithuania (USSR),I'M A GAY and i can say, that i feel myself so good.We have many clubs in Moscow, where we can perform our deals.. And.. Before killing all the Russians, just come here, look at it for Ur first sight..We're not Taliban's,We're not Assad's...We are always invite U..Cuz we're so friendly, whatever u thought.. By the way, nobody said abt the founder-countries..Which send mostly freaks to the ESC..Still hope, U'll find a reason to vote and not to vote 4 us.. I LOVE U ALL, MY PRETTY EUROPE! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2014 at 02:02
    I'm not going 2 duscuss abt the politics.. We MUST vote from our hearts...I was born in the USSR, started my life in pretty Lithuania, grew up in Hot'n'cold Azerbaijan, and live in Mocsow now..I've listened to Russia's song. Was wondered at least. Cuz Russia's never sent any ppl with such kind of songs..But I liked it.. Not bcz I liked it purely. Still, it's like a Hymn for a nowar life in the world. Girls are 18 only.. People from all the Europe, we must be polite.. Everybody can B at the same situation like we are (Hope God, everything will B good..). Still WE MUST VOTE FOR A SONG, not for a country.. I hope all the best for you, whatever you think.. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2014 at 18:20
    why should be Russia disqualified from ESC?
    don't combine politics and song contest!
    p.s. song is really boring though report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 March 2014 at 10:18
    why u can t listen the song here at the eurovision official site even if its relrased? It is the only country that have not a video yet.... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 March 2014 at 09:45
    The first two words that came to mind when I first heard this year's Russian offering were "bland" and "inoffensive". It's almost as if our Russian friends are deliberately playing it safe this year. This song just doesn't shine for me. In fact, it's a bit like a 40 watt bulb. It coasts along with some quite pleasant harmonizing from the girls, and goes nowhere fast.. What is needed to give it some extra added oomph is a bit of balalaika a la "I Love Belarus"! Ha ha. Just kidding. I think it will qualify because Russia always does. The juries will love it for sure. How it fares with televoters west of the Carpathians is anyone's guess. I hope the girls are given a fair go on the night. None of this Crimean mullarkey is their fault and they don't deserve to be penalized on account of it. And please - no booing. That's just not nice. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 March 2014 at 11:25
    Russia was always for peace!
    Our girls: Masha and Nastya - a huge well done, with amazing voices and the song is good!
    Forward Russia! report to the moderator