The Head of Channel One has stated that the broadcaster is yet to determine who will represent Russia at Eurovision 2020.
Konstantin Ernst has confirmed to the Russian press that the broadcaster has not yet determined its entrant for Eurovision 2020. Mr Ernst told RIA Novosti that the artist is:
Not yet decided. At the end of February, we usually decide.
Channel One has internally selected its representative at the Eurovision Song Contest since 2013. Channel One has internally selected the following artists since 2013:
- 2013 – Dina Garipova – What If? – 5th – 174 points
- 2015 – Polina Gagarina – A Million Voices – 2rd – 491 points
- 2017 – Julia Samoylova – Flame is Burning – Withdrew
- 2018 – Julia Samoylova – I Won’t Break – 15th in Semi-Final – 65 points
Russia was represented by Sergey Lazarev for a second time at the 2019 contest. He performed the song “Scream” and finished third in the final with a total of 370 points, 6 points ahead of Switzerland.
Source: RIA Novosti
Russia debuted in Eurovision in 1994 and has gone on to be one of the most successful countries in the contest. Since the mid-00s Russia has had a string of strong results including their first and only victory in 2008. Dima Bilan won the contest in Belgrade, Serbia with the song “Believe” taking the contest to Moscow in the following year.