Russia will select its representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on September 25.
The Russian entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be selected on September 25. The selection is set to be held, with auditions being held this weekend to determine the acts that will be taking to the stage at the end of the month.
The Russian representative will be chosen by 50% online voting and 50% jury voting. Online voting will open from the moment the finalists are revealed and will stay open until the end of the voting window in the broadcast.
Tatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak represented Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “A Time for Us”. They finished 13th in the final scoring 72 points. Russia was 15th with the jury scoring 15 points, while 8th with the online vote scoring 57 points.
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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 had never finished outside of the top 10 in their time at the contest until 2019, and have finished second twice, fourth four times and fifth once. At the 2017 contest in Georgia, Russia won the contest for a second time represented by Polina Bogusevich and “Wings”.