The ninth artist to feature in our Who Is series for the Junior Eurovision 2021 season is Tanya Mezhentseva from Russia.
Tatyana (Tanya) Mezhentseva was born on December 9th 2009 in Moscow. She has been singing since the age of 4. Besides singing, Tatyana also plays piano and flute, dances, and does aerial gymnastics.
Tanya is no stranger to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having represented Russia at the 2019 edition alongside Denberel Oorzhak. With their song “A Time For Us”, they finished in 13th position.
Last month, Tanya was selected to represent Russia at the 2021 edition of the contest after she won the Russian selection show.
Tanya will sing “Mon Ami” at the contest in Paris next month.
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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”.