“The most important thing in a good satire is a very serious person. Ilya Prusikin and his Little Big bandmates do this perfectly,” the author of the article writes.
He recalled that in the fall of 2018, the composition of the team called Skibidi caused a real stir, while the clip on this track gained about 370 million views and became viral.
The decision to send Little Big to the song contest means “an absolute change of style” for Russia, Ballin noted, because before that, in his opinion, the country took the participation in Eurovision very seriously and with great pathos.
Now Little Big has a chance to succeed on May 16 in the final of the competition, the author of the article said. According to him, many fans believe in the victory of the team – unless Eurovision is canceled because of the coronavirus.
“Not only because the group has a large fan base in Europe, especially in France, Belgium and Switzerland, but also because the song Uno can become as infectious as Skibidi,” the journalist said.
As an advertising campaign, Little Big deliberately launched a flash mob that encourages fans to imitate the movements of the band’s members, Ballin recalled. “And they took up the challenge: hundreds of more or less original videos have appeared on the Internet in which young people move their knees to Uno music, trying to make their faces as serious as possible,” the author of the article concluded.