The organisers of the Russian selection process for Junior Eurovision 2019 have delayed the selection show until September.
Karusel ann Igor Krutoy Academy of Popular Music have moved the final of Russia’s selection for Junior Eurovision 2019 until September. Russia had been due to select their participant for the competition in Poland on June 1.
The final of the Russian selection will still be held at the Artek International Children’s Center in Crimea. The finalists in the Russian selection process were selected last month after an auditions round in Moscow. The finalists in the selection are to be released closer to the date of the final.
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”.