The Russian delegation has confirmed that no bid has been submitted to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
escKaz reports that Russia has now confirmed that no bid has been submitted by VGTRK to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. Following Russia’s victory in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Georgia, it was reported that Russia wished to place a bid to host the 2019 contest. The All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) and the Academy of Popular Music compose and producer Igor Krutoy revealed that they plan to bid for hosting the 2019 edition of the contest in Russia.
The planned had the backing of Veniamin Kondratiev the Governor of Krasnodar Territory, for the competition to be held in Sochi. The Black Sea Resort is already known to the world at the venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics, F1 Russian Grand Prix and host city of the New Wave Music Festival.
To date the only nations to have shown an interest in host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 are Armenia and Kazakhstan. Both nations bids would be dependent on changes to the format, date or rules of the competition.
Who is Anna Filipchuk?
Thirteen-year-old Anna Filipchuk was born on 9th November 2004 in Barnaul, Russia. Anna currently studies at the Igor Krutoy Academy, alongside practising rhythmic gymnastics. As well as singing, the young star has experience in TV presenting.
In June, Anna and 11 other artists took took part in Akedemiya Eurovision, performing their own original songs. Towards the end of the show, it was revealed that Anna had won with 9.91% of the votes. Anna will represent her country with her song “Unbreakable”.
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”.