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Singing grandmothers to represent Russia at Eurovision

Russia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest this year features a group of singing grandmothers.

The folk group Buranovskiye Babushki, which translates 'Buranovo Grannies', beat 24 other acts in a televised competition to win the chance to represent their country.

Buranovskiye Babushki perform during rehearsals in Baku, Azerbaijan on Monday Credit: Sergey Ponomarev/AP/Press Association Images

The singers hail from the Udmurt Republic in western Russia and sing in a mixture of English and Udmurt. See a video of their entry here.

They say that if they win Eurovision they will use any cash raised to build a church in Buranovo.