According to this BBC News story, “Folk group the ‘Buranovo Grannies’ will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest, after winning a televised contest in Moscow to represent Russia.” Why do I care? Because:
The lyrics to the song, which feature a mixture of English and Udmurt – a language related to Finnish – were written by the grandmothers.
Buranovskiye Babushki became known in Russia with covers – sung in Udmurt – of classics including the Beatles’ Yesterday and the Eagles’ Hotel California.
Needless to say, I will be rooting for them, and I would love to hear “Hotel California” in Udmurt. (Thanks, Trevor!)