2000 and Whatever – Russia

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with Eurovision Union, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Dennis Reviews Anita’s 21st Century Favourite 

Peter Nalitch and Friends – Lost and Forgotten | 11th place, 91 points (Final)

This is cult. True Eurovision cult. The part where Peter is looking at the photo is an iconic Eurovision moment that will last forever. It will never be lost and forgotten. Overall, the genre and vocals are not my cup of tea, but this song has definitely grown on me after the contest of 2010. It is not the best Russian entry to me, though. That is a compliment, because Russia has sent some really good stuff to Eurovision in the 10’s.

Brandon Reviews Joshua’s 21st Century Favourite

Dima Bilan – Never Let You Go | 2nd place, 248 points

Unfortunately, I’m in the minority that actually prefers his Eurovision-winning song ‘Believe’. Never was a huge fan of this track and quite divided on thinking it definitely didn’t deserve top two but I know this song does have a lot of love. Great performer and the piano with rose petals is SO GOOD. Great year for Russia.

What does the Eurovision Union team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to eurovisionunion.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Russia below: