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This evening, Russia recorded their selection show for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the Artek International Children Centre in Crimea. Whilst the show won’t be broadcast until tomorrow, the name of the winning act has been leaked online.

ESC Plus have reported that 13-year old Polina Bogusevich has been chosen as Russia’s 13th Junior Eurovision representative. She will take the song “Krelya” (“Wings”) to this year’s contest, which will be held in the Tbilisi Sports Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 26th November. Polina beat 20 other acts to win the right to represent her country this year, a result which was determined through a 50/50 split between a professional jury vote and a public online poll. The 21 acts competing this evening were:

  1. “Provokatsiya” (“Provocation”) – Viktoria Bezdomnikova
  2. “Krelya” (“Wings”) – Polina Bogusevich
  3. “Pover” (“Believe Me”) – Anastasiya Gladilina
  4. “Vorona” (“Crow”) – Vladlena Gubareva
  5. “Para” (“Couple”) – Egor Ermolayev
  6. “Yarkiye Tantsy” (“Bright Dances”) – Kirill Esin
  7. “Pikhama Pati” (“Pyjama Party”) – Kinder Star
  8. “Mechta” (“Dream”) – Elvira Kirsanova
  9. “Moya Muzika” (“My Music”) – Yulia Kondrashenko
  10. “Kudri” (“Curls”) – Kudri
  11. “Gadkhety” (“Gadgets”) – Arseniy Kulikov
  12. “Momente” (“Moments”) – Glafira Leukhina
  13. “Oblaka” (“Clouds”) – Ksenia Neznamova
  14. “Davaye Uletim” (“Let’s Fly Away”) – Ulyana Ovchinnikova
  15. “Vekhodnoye” (“Output”) – Ochechi
  16. “Veshe” (“Higher”) – Papaya
  17. “Puls Planety” (“Pulse of the Planet”) – Polina Terekhova
  18. “Ya Be Khotela Vse Uznat” (“I Would Like To Know Everything”) – Veronika Ustimova
  19. “Gravitatsiya” (“Gravity”) – Vilena Khikmatullina
  20. “Eta Muzika” (“This Is Music”) – Anna Chernotalova
  21. “Vremiya Ne Zdet” (“Time Does Not Wait”) – Emoji

Prior to the show, the top 5 from the online public vote were already known to be:

  1. Polina Borusevich – “Krelya” (“Wings”) – 9.6% of the vote
  2. Egor Ermolaev – “Para” (“Couple”) – 9.4% of the vote
  3. Veronika Ustimova – “Ya Be Khotela Vse Uznat” (“I Would Like To Know Everything”) – 9.3% of the vote
  4. Kirill Esin – “Yarkiye Tantsy” (“Bright Dances”) – 9.0% of the vote
  5. Anastasiya Gladilina – “Pover” (“Believe Me”) – 8.5% of the vote

The Russian selection show will be broadcast tomorrow (4th June) at 17:00 CET on Russian channel Karusel. You can listen to the studio version of the winning song below:

“Krelya” is the first song to have been chosen for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The next country to select their entry will be Malta, who will decide on Saturday 10th June.

Source: ESC Plus

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Russia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 and has participated in the contest every year since. Russia won the contest in 2006 when they were represented by the Tolmachevy Twins with the song “Vesenniy jazz”, who scored a total of 154 points. Russia has never finished outside of the top 10 in their time at the contest, and have finished second twice, fourth four times and fifth once. Last year in Malta Russia finished 4th with a total of 202 points, just 7 points behind third placed Italy.


1 thought on “Russia: JESC 2017 Representative Chosen”

  1. Congratulations to Polina. She’s bringing a very powerful song to the contest. She’ll certainly do her country proud. Good luck!

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