Three former Eurovision participants formed the adult members of the Russian jury for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The three adult members of the Russian jury for Junior Eurovision 2020 have been revealed. Philip Kirkorov, Yulia Savicheva and Lena Katina all helped to determine the results of the Russian jury alongside two children aged between 9 and 14 years old.
Who are the Russian jurors?
- Philip Kirkorov – Represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 in Dublin, has gone on to be heavily involved with RTR’s participation in the contest
- Yulia Savicheva – Represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 with “Believe Me”, she finished 11th in Istanbul
- Lena Katina – Was a member of t.A.T.u who represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with “Ne ver’, ne boisia” finishing 3rd
Russia placed 10th in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 represented by Sofia Feskova. Russia was 10th with both the public and juries scoring exactly 44 points from each vote.
Image Source: EBU/Music Academy of Igor Krutoy / Source: Yulia Savicheva
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”.