POLINA GAGARINA – A MILLION VOICES
Composers: Gabriel Alares, Joakim Björnberg, Katrina Noorbergen, Leonid Gutkin, Vladimir Matetsky
Russia chose its entrant again internally without any public selection. The Russian broadcaster was very quiet regarding their participation in Eurovision until the beginning of March when they finally confirmed Polina Gagarina as their entrant.
Polina, 28, was born in Moscow but she later moved to Greece with her family. After returning to Russia, Polina entered talent contest Star Factory and also won the season. Two years later, in 2005, she competed in New Wave and finished third. Her first singles were released soon after followed by a debut album in 2007. Her second album was released in 2010. Her Eurovision entry is penned by a Swedish-Russian-Australian team.