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Tolmachevy Sisters – Anastasia and Maria

Tolmachevy sisters

Tolmachevy sisters. Photo: VGTRK

The Tolmachevy sisters are Russian singers, Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 winners, Eurovision Song Contest 2014 participants.
Anastasia and Maria are twins, who were born on January 14, 1997 in Kursk, Russia. You know, Anastasia is 8 minutes older than her sister. Girls began to study music at the age of six. Their mother, a musician, noticed her daughters’ special musical abilities.
9-year-old girls won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Bucharest, Romania. They performed their own song Spring Jazz.
In 2007, Nastya and Masha received Muz – TV special prize for the victory in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Also they participated in the opening ceremony of Slavic Bazaar. In the same year, the girls released their first album Halves (Polovinki).
By the way, in the New Year musical The Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors, filmed in 2007, Masha and Nastya sang together with Alla Pugacheva. Then they met his future mentor Philip Kirkorov.

Nine years after their triumph at the Junior Eurovision talented sisters were chosen to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Amazing girls performed the song Shine. At the contest the Tolmachevy sisters performed under the number 7.
Famous Russian singer Kirkorov helped them to prepare for the Eurovision. At first he wanted to write a song in the style of Ani Lorak, but then he chose a ballad in the style of the 60s. As a result, the girls represented the country with the song Shine, which Kirkorov wrote together with Dimitris Kontopoulos. World renowned designer from Russia, Ulyana Sergeenko, created costumes for the performance. To tell the truth, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Amber Heard and many others are happy to wear Sergeenko’s dresses.
In 2014, 37 countries took part in the Song Contest.
Dina Garipova represented Russia at Eurovision 2013 and took the 5th place.
Buranovskie Babushki took the second place in 2012.
Dima Bilan was the only one Russian who won Eurovision in 2008.
In Eurovision 2014 the girls took the seventh place and the winner of the contest was the scandalous Conchita Wurst from Austria.
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Tolmachevy Sisters – Anastasia and Maria