Russia will select their participant for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on the 1st of June.
Karusel and the Igor Krutoy Academy have launched the Russian selection process for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. From today participants can apply to represent Russia in Poland. The final of the Russian selection will be held at the Artek International Children’s Center in Crimea. The rules of the selection are as follows:
- Songs must not be released before the 1st of May
- A maximum of 25% of English is allowed in the song
- Songs must contain at least one verse and one chorus entirely in Russian
- Participants must be aged between 9 and 14 years old as of November 2019
The submissions window closes on March 20, after which auditions will be held. The auditions round will take place in Moscow during April, with the participants in the national selection to be determined at the auditions.
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.
Source: JESC Russia
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”.