Igor Krutoy Academy reports that a record of around 600 submissions were received for Junior Eurovision 2021.
The auditions/semi-finals stage of the Russian Junior Eurovision selection continued today in Moscow. Igor Krutoy Academy has revealed that a record of around 600 entries were submitted to the organisation for this years contest with 69 entries being invited to the semi-final stage.
A total of 65 children made it through to the auditions which have taken place in Moscow yesterday and today. Assessing the participants are:
- Stella Kachanyants
- Konstantin Rabotov
- Taras Demchuk
- Igor Smirnov
Around 15 acts will be selected to go through to the national final which is confirmed as being held in Moscow this month. The exact date of the national final and the number of participants will be announced in due course.
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: Image Source: EBU/Music Academy of Igor Krutoy | Source: Igor Krutoy Academy
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”.