The daughter of Eurovision 2000 participant Alsou, will be announcing the results of the Russian jury at Junior Eurovision 2020.
Mikella Abramova has been revealed as the Russian spokesperson for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Mikella is the daughter of the Russian singer Alsou, who represented her nation at Eurovision 2000 and co-hosted the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
Last year Mikella was involved in a highly publicised scandal during The Voice Kids in Russia. In the final Mikella was announced as the winner, but was later found to have won due to 8,000 votes being sent by around 300 phone numbers. Mikella was removed as winner and a new final was held in which the other finalists were named the winners.
The results of the national juries will be revealed by spokespersons who, for the first time since 2012, will be located in their home countries rather than in the venue itself. The spokespersons revealed so far are:
- Georgia – Marita Khvedelidze
- Kazakhstan – Saniya Zholzhaxynova
- Netherlands – Robin de Haas
- Russia – Mikella Abramova
- Serbia – Darija Vračević
- Spain – Melani García
- Ukraine – Sophia Ivanko
Who is Sofia Feskova?
Eleven-year-old Sofia Feskova is from St. Petersburg, Russia. The singer is no stranger to competitions, having competed in the Junior New Wave competition and making it to the final. Sofia competed in the Russian Junior Eurovision selection this year, finishing in 1st place, 6 points ahead of runner up Rutger Garecht.
Her song ‘My New Day’ is about how you should “never give up, keep going, and fill every day with generosity and happiness”.
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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”.