The Igor Krutoy Academy has revealed the the Russian selection for Junior Eurovision 2019 will get underway soon.
Posting on VK, the Igor Krutoy Academy which works with Karusel to organise Russia’s participation in Junior Eurovision, has confirmed the nations participation in the 2019 contest. The musical academy confirmed that the 2019 selection process will be opened soon, with the rules to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Russia had their worst result to date in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the 2018 contest. Anna Filipchuk performed the song “Unbreakable” finishing 10th overall. The singer was 11th with the juries on 60 points and 7th in the online vote on 62 points. The nations worst result prior to 2018 was in 2008 when Mikhail Puntov finished 7th in Cyprus.
To date the following nations have confirmed their participation in the 2019 contest;
Source: Igor Krutoy Academy
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”.