Back in September 2013, it was announced that Russia would hold a national final on 31st December. Although those plans were soon scrapped as the application deadline was extended to 28th February - and therefore the national final was then planned to take place in March. However, it was then decided that Russia would select their representative internally. Due to the political situation surrounding Russia and Ukraine etc. many fans were very eager to hear the Russian entry. The Tolmachevy Sisters were announced as the Russian entrants on 15th March. The song they'll perform in Copenhagen was released a few days later and it entitled Shine. Isn't that an original title? The song was composed by an international team consisting of Philip Kirkorov, Dimitri Kontopoulos, John Ballard, Ralph Charlie and Gerard James Borg.
According to media in Russia, Sergey Lazarev was initially going to represent Russia although decided to decline the invitation. I love the Russian language - and I've always been interested in Russian music, however "Shine" does absolutely nothing for me. It's a pleasant song. Nothing less and nothing more. Moscow 2015? I think it's highly unlikely..