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Topic - Party For Everybody
Amid the usual jamboree of youthful exuberance _ and questionable taste _ this year's Eurovision Song Contest featured a pair of elderly acts among its most high-profile contenders.
A memorable melody. Distinctive stage presence. Some horse-trading of votes.
A Russian group known as the Buranovo Grannies has swept aside glamorous opposition to represent the country at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.