Polina Bogusevich the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be one of the interval acts for the final of Junior Eurovision 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.
Russia’s Polina Bogusevich will be one of the interval acts during the Grand Final of the 16th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Polina performed the song “Wings” for Russia at the 2017 contest in Tbilisi, Georgia and won with a total of 188 points. Russia finished second with the juries on 122 points and 6th in the public vote with 66 points.
Polina has already been an active part of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, having taken part in the Opening Ceremony for this years competition in Minsk. Speaking about what makes a winning performance, Polina explained;
It’s not just about the song, it’s how you convey its meaning to your viewers. If you represent your country, your homeland at such a large-scale event, I think that there should be a deep meaning in the song. Even if you sing not in English, the meaning must be conveyed to every person in the hall with your energy.
Source: Dziennik Eurowizyjny
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 for the first time 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 Georgia, Russia won the contest for a second time represented by Polina Bogusevich and “Wings”.