360TV reports that Little Big will represent Russia at Eurovision 2021, with a national final to determine their song.
Russian media outlet 360TV reports that the nation is set to be represented by Little Big at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. According to the report the group have been internally selected by Channel One, having first been chosen to represent the nation in 2020.
According to sources speaking to the outlet a live national final is to be held on March 8 to determine the song that Little Big will perform at Eurovision. The selection is reported to be hosted by Yana Churikova.
Yulia Savicheva who represented Russia at Eurovision 2004 has stated on social media that she has been invited to attend the selection on March 8. Channel One has not confirmed the report, should a national final be held it will be the first time since 2012 that Russia will have held a televised selection process for Eurovision.
Who are Little Big?
The band is made up of four members, Ilya Prusikin, Sonya Tayurskaya, Anton Lissov and Sergey Makarov. The group found in 2013 and self-proclaimed punk-pop-rave band, with three albums and nine singles.
For the Eurovision Song Contest they are being joined by two additional singers. Florida Chanturia and Yuriy Muzychenko will be joining Little Big for their performance in Rotterdam. Florida is the lead vocalist of the russian rock back Leningrad, while Yuriy is the lead singer of The Hatters.
Little Big was found in St Petersburg, Russia and have been known for their songs such as Skibidi in 2016 and I’m OK in 2019.
Image Source: Timeout.ru | Source: 360TV
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.