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BAKU, May 27 (Itar-Tass) — The Buranovo Grannies folk group are happy with the second place which they won at the 57th Eurovision -2012 song contest that ended in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku early on Sunday, Maria Tolstukhina, the group’s manager, told journalists on Sunday.
She couldn’t help crying when she learnt about the ‘babushkas’ success.
Tolstukhina said that the money received for the second place, will be spent on building a church in the village of Buranovo in the Udmurt Republic.
“The construction is already under way. When the church is built, we will call a priest to consecrate the church,” Tolstukhina said.
The Udmurt Republic is celebrating the success of the Buranovo Grannies folk group at the Eurovision-2012 song contest.
The residents of Buranovo who had gathered at the village club shortly before the Eurovision-2012 got under way in Baku refused to go home until the final results of voting were announced. When all the points were counted, the Buranovo folks were not disappointed with the second place. They said that for them their beloved ‘babushkas’ were the winners and were the only ones in their hearts.
“The whole world is singing our Udmurt karaoke. Now, we are waiting for the grannies to come home,” the folks in Buranovo said.
About 2,000 had gathered on Izhevsk’s central square to support the grannies ahead of their performance in the Eurovision-2012 final. Despite torrential rain, the ‘Party for Everybody’ hit united bureaucrats, journalists and ordinary people. All of them had come to the square in tea-shirts depicting the ‘babushkas’ and sang along with them.
Swedish singer Loreen with song Euphoria won the Eurovision-2012 song contest that ended in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku early on Sunday.
Serbian singer Zeljko Joksimovic was third.
The Eurovision-2012 final was broadcast by the Russia-1 television channel.
Singers from 26 countries took part in the contest. The ‘Buranovo Grannies’ folk group was second. Twenty-three thousand people watched the Eurovision-2012 final at the Baku Crystal Hall. Another 16,000 could saw it on big monitors installed in various parts of the Azeri capital.