The Russian broadcaster has made an internal selection and just selected Dina Garipova as the 2013 Russian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo. The name of her entry is “What if” Dina rose to fame in 2012 when she won the talent reality TV show “The Voice”.

The two Swedes Gabriel Alares, Joakim Bjornberg composed the song in cooperation with the Russian rock-pop musician Leonid Gutkin.

The entry will be revealed in due time but what are your thoughts? Do you agree with this decision or were you hoping for someone else? Share your thoughts below or even better, join the conversation on our popular forum HERE

Below you can listen to Dina’s cover version of Qele Qele, the Armenian ESC entry from 2008

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  1. Roy van der Merwe

    February 19, 2013 at 16:07

    We have a MALE VOICE winner from Belgium and now a FEMALE VOICE winner from Russia. She has a muchbetter voice than the Belgium guy.

  2. Roy van der Merwe

    February 19, 2013 at 16:06

    Interesting that Dina has covered QELE QELE. I love covers.

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