Mumiy Troll Lady Alpine Blue
"Lady Alpine Blue" was the Russian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. It was performed by the rock group, Mumiy Troll. The lead singer, Ilia Lagutenko, who had also written the song, appeared dressed casually in a navy blue shirt and white trousers. The song's lyrics were rather unusual, but obviously a love song dedicated to the mysterious "Lady Alpine Blue", who appeared to be a newcomer in the singers' neighbourhood. The singer is leaving her, but tells her to "keep on smiling".
During voting, the Latvian announcer Renārs Kaupers of Brainstorm who was Latvian entry the previous year, greeted Mumiy Troll with "Viva la rockapops!" exclamation. "Rockapops" is a term coined by Mumiy Troll frontman Ilia Lagutenko to describe the style of the music performed by himself and his peers. Brainstorm are known to be good friends with Mumiy Troll.