Polina Bogusevich will represent Russia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Let’s get to know a bit more about her.
Fourteen year old Polina Bogusevich was born on 4th July 2003 in Russian capital city Moscow. In 2014, she took part in both The Voice Kids and New Wave Junior. In The Voice Kids, her mentor was Dima Bilan, who won the adult Eurovision Song Contest for Russia in 2008. In New Wave Junior, she placed second overall.
Earlier this year, Polina took part in the Russian national final competition, which was used to select the next Russian Junior Eurovision entrant. 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. Polina came out on top with her song “Krylya” (Wings). Her song will be performed in both Russian and English.
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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.