Polina Smolova Mama
"Mum" was the Belarusian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, performed in English by Polina Smolova. As the previous Belarusian entry had not finished in the top 10, Smolova performed the song in the semi-final.
The song is an energetic (Michael Jackson-inspired, according to some publicity) dance number, in which Smolova pleads with her mother to accept her lover. Many reviewers unkindly concentrated on the grammatical inaccuracies of the English of the lyrics ("Say me no more that he's an arrant liar", for example). The performance was similarly energetic, with a number of dancers and backing singers performing acrobatic moves on stage.