Philip Kirkorov has stated in the Russian press that Little Big attempted to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Speaking to MK, Philip Kirkorov has revealed that Little Big had attempted to represent Russia at last years Eurovision Song Contest. Kirkorov who is heavily involved in VGTRK’s Eurovision selections explained that Little Big had wished to represent Russia in Tel Aviv.
According to Philip at the time that Little Big had expressed their interest in participating in the contest, VGTRK had already selected Sergey Lazarev to represent Russia. At that point the Russian broadcaster had also begun working on the song for Tel Aviv.
Who are Little Big?
The band is made up of four members, Ilya Prusikin, Sonya Tayurskaya, Anton Lissov and Sergey Makarov. The group found in 2013 and self-proclaimed punk-pop-rave band, with three albums and nine singles.
Little Big was found in St Petersburg, Russia and have been known for their songs such as Skibidi in 2016 and I’m OK in 2019.
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. Russia failed to qualify for a final for the first time in 2018 when they finished 15th with 65 points.