Russia’s Little Big will submit songs for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
This year’s Russian Eurovision entrants, Little Big, have revealed in an interview with Radio Energy that they will submit songs for the 2021 contest:
We don’t have it (the song). It’s a song contest, you have to prepare for it. A lot of people think that we automatically qualify for 2021. That’s not right, we need a song first. We are probably going to record it in the near future. We will submit several songs and if they like it, we’ll go (to Rotterdam). It’s a competition after all.
They also went on to state that they “don’t have a plan, but there is a chance we’ll go. We will definitely submit songs”.
Little Big were one of the favourites at the 2020 contest before its cancellation earlier this year. Their competing song “Uno” is currently the most-watched video on the Eurovision YouTube channel with 165 million views.
Source: eurovisionfun.com / Image source: Radio NRJ
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.