Russia: Little Big’s ESC 2020 entry “Uno” tops the list of the most watched videos on the official ESC YouTube channel
Little Big, Russia’s ESC 2020 representatives have topped with their Eurovision entry, ‘Uno’ the list of the most watched videos on the official Eurovision YouTube Channel with more than 134 million views.
No surprise! Back in May Little Big’s ESC 2020 entry, ‘Uno’, passed 100 million views on the official Eurovision Youtube channel in just two months, letting Netta with her ESC 2018 winning entry, “Toy” feel their breath. Now the Russian band’s song has reached over 134 million views surpassing Netta and becoming the list’s new leader of the most watched videos on the official Youtube channel.
A few words about Little Big
Little Big is a Russian rave band founded in 2013 in St. Petersburg. The set includes Ilya Ilich Prusikin, Sergey Gokk Makarov, Sonya Tayurskaya, and Anton Boo Lissov. The first full-length album, With Russia from Love, was released on 17 March 2014. The group has released three albums and nine singles.
The band made its debut on 1 April 2013, releasing their first video Every Day I’m Drinking. They made their first public appearance on 2 July 2013 at the club A2, opening for Die Antwoord.They have toured in Europe, Russia, and North America. On 19 December 2015, the band released their second album, Funeral Rave. It was 8th on the Russian iTunes chart for the 52nd week of 2015.
The team calls itself a satirical art collaboration, which relies on the music, visuals, and the show. Little Big mocks various national stereotypes about Russia. The band has influences by a variety of musicians from Cannibal Corpse, NOFX, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rammstein, and The Prodigy to Mozart and Vivaldi.
With all the success growing even bigger after the band’s internal selection for Eurovision 2020 by Channel 1 Russia (C1R) it is really interesting to see whether the Russian broadcaster will stick with the pop-punk-rave Russian band or turn to a new act for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.