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Polina Gagarina

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Polina Gagarina in 2015

Polina Sergeyevna Gagarina (born 27 March 1987) is a Russian singer and songwriter.[1] She became known in Russia after winning In a singing reality TV show named Star Factory in 2003.

Gagarina represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "A Million Voices".[2] The song finished in second place.[3] Gagarina has also been a judge on the Russian version of The Voice. In 2019, she competed on the Chinese TV competition Singer and was one of the finalists.

Political views[change | change source]

In March 2022, Gagarina performed in Moscow at an event celebrating the eighth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea and supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She has been banned from entering Estonia and Latvia and a concert in Kazakhstan was cancelled.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ranking of most successful celebrities by earnings and popularity in Russia from June 2020 to May 2021". Statista. Archived from the original on 2022-04-21. Retrieved 2023-11-25.
  2. Brey, Marco (11 March 2015). "Polina Gagarina to represent Russia!". Eurovision Song Contest. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  3. "Eurovision 2015 Russia: Polina Gagarina - "A Million Voices"". Eurovisionworld. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  4. "Russian Singer's Concert Canceled In Kazakhstan Over Her Support Of War In Ukraine". RadioFreeEurope. 2022-11-15.