The online voting in the Russian national for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has been opened.
VGTRK, the Russian national broadcaster, has opened the online voting for the Russian national final for Junior Eurovision 2021. The online voting will account for 50% of the overall result. The remaining 50% will be decided by a professional jury. The jury will watch all 12 finalists perform in Moscow on October 26. This show will be broadcast on October 30, where the Russian representative for Paris will be revealed.
The finalists and their entries are:
- Polina Etchik – “Vremya mechtat” (Time to dream)
- OCHECHI – “Siyay” (Shine)
- Tanya Mezhentseva – “Mon ami” (My friend)
- Lol & Pop – “Tantsuy” (Dance)
- Andrey Dobryshev – “100 dorog” (100 roads)
- Nikita Varentsov – “7.40”
- Maria Gulevich – “Moy mir” (My world)
- Murad Kushlaev – “Naivnaya” (Naive)
- Sofia Fomenko – “Hey Mom”
- Liza Trofimova – “Zachet” (Offset)
- Yulia Favrilova – “Moyo imya lyubov” (My name is love)
- Tania Sania – “Zakruzhit” (Whirl)
You can listen to and vote for all of the entries here.
Tanya represented Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Gliwice, Poland alongside Denberel Oorzak with “A Time For Us”. If she is selected she would be the second Russian singer to return to the contest after Katya Ryabova.
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: jesc-russia.com
Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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”.