Sofia Feskova will represent Russia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Warsaw, Poland.
Tonight the final of the Russian selection for Junior Eurovision 2020 took place in Moscow. Eleven acts took part this evening, with the winner being determined by 50% jury voting and 50% online voting. Sofia Feskova was declared the winner, the full breakdown of the results will be revealed during tomorrows delayed broadcast.
The eleven finalists were:
- Sophia Tumanova – Bolshe sveta (More light)
- Sofia Feskova – Moy novyy den (My new day)
- Sergey Filin and Veronica Litovchenko – V trendakh TikTok (In TikTok Trends)
- Artem Fokin – Vozmi moyu ruku (Take my hand)
- Sofia Shkepu – Alise
- Arseny Slesarev – Chto ty nadelala, baby? (What have you done, baby?)
- Rutger Garecht – Doroga – moya suba (The road is my destiny)
- Duet “LittleZ” (Mikhail Koval and Polina Koroleva) – Pervaya lyubov (First love)
- Sofia Kirsenko – Prosto zhit (Just live)
- Artem Morozov – Leti (Fly)
- Genych (Gennady Pereverdiev) – Nastroyeniye Panda (Mood Panda)
The winner was determined by 50% online voting which closed last night and 50% jury voting. On the jury were:
- Tatyana Tsyvareva – Editor-in-chief of Karusel TV
- Yulia Savicheva – Represented Russia at Eurovision 2004
- Alexey Vorobyov – Represented Russia at Eurovision 2011
- Lena Laktina – Represented Russia at Eurovision 2003 as part of Tatu
- Polina Bogusevich – Winner of Junior Eurovision 2017
- Mikhail Smirnov – Represented Russia at Junior Eurovision 2015
- Alla Krutaya – TV Presenter
Image Source: KP / Source: TASS
Russia made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 and has participated in the contest every year since. The country 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”.