Russia has confirmed its participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in France.
Russia is the third country to confirm that it will be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021. From today until August 25, submissions to compete in the Russian selection process are being accepted.
The selection is open to Russian citizens and those residing in Russia for at least two years aged between 9 and 14 years old as of November, full details can be found here. The semi-final stage of the Russian selection process will take place in September in Moscow.
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
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”.