The music video for Russia’s Junior Eurovision entry “Krylya” has been released.
Today the official music video for “Krylya” has been released by junioreurovision.tv. Thirteen year old Polina Bogusevich will represent Russia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. Watch the video below:
Back in June Russia selected Polina through a national final competition. A total of twenty one artists took part, and the winner was decided by a 50/50 split between a professional jury vote and a public online poll.
Sixteen countries will take part in the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, including returning country Portugal, who haven’t participated since 2007. The contest will take place in the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 16:00 – 18:00 CET. This is the first time Georgia has hosted any Eurovision event. The sixteen countries taking part are:
- Armenia – Misha
- Australia – Isabella Clarke
- Belarus – Helena Meraai
- Cyprus – Nicole Nicolaou
- FYR Macedonia – Mina Blazev
- Georgia – Grigol Kipshidze
- Malta – Gianluca Cilia
- Poland – Alicja Rega
- Russia – Polina Bogusevich
- Serbia – Irina Brodic & Jana Paunovic
- The Netherlands – Fource
- Ukraine – Anastasiya Baginska
There has been a change in the voting rules again this year. The audience will be able to vote online, which opens on Friday 24th November, and will close on Sunday 26th November. Viewers will have to watch the recap of all the songs before they place their vote on the JESC website. The first round of voting will close at 15:59 CET on Sunday 26th November. Then, during the live show, the online voting will open again once the last performance has taken place, and will be open for 15 minutes. The final audience result will be a combination of both the pre-show and live voting results. This will then make up 50% of the final vote, with the jury voting being the other 50%.
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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.