Polina Bogusevich, the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017, has revealed that she would like to participate in the adult Eurovision Song Contest.
Upon arrival in Moscow earlier today, Polina told reporters that she considers her victory in the Junior Eurovision “a serious and worthy step towards future successes.” However, she does not consider herself a superstar because she won and will now spend the next two years working hard to get the chance to represent Russia in the adult Eurovision Song Contest. If her plans succeeded, she would follow in the footsteps of the Tolmachevy Sisters, who won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and later took part in the adult Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.
She was very happy to win, as she knew that there would be strong competition. She was also impressed by Tbilisi, especially the old quarter and the cheerful and hospitable people.
Dozens of friends and family came to the airport to greet Polina, including her friends from the Igor Krutoy Academy of Popular Music. Polina said was surprised at the amount of people who came to see her:
“I only expected two people to come, so my emotions were off the scale. I saw people I haven’t seen in a long time and who really wanted to see me.”
Polina will give a press conference tomorrow, where she will talk about her participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and her creative plans for the future.
Polina Bogusevich won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Wings”. This was Russia’s second Junior Eurovision victory.
Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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.