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Russian finalists for Junior Eurovision 2016 revealed!

Karusel TV and the Academy of Popular Music Igor Krutoy have just announced the name of the 16 candidates that have gone through to final of the Russian national selection for Junior Eurovision 2016.

The Russian finalists have been decided by a professional jury panel after live auditions held in Moscow. You can find the full list below:

  • Yulia Assessorova
  • Liliya Verdiyan
  • Sofia Pastushkova
  • Sofia Fisenko
  • Alexey Zabugin
  • Alexander Savinov & Maria Parotikova
  • Katya Maneshina
  • Maria Mirova
  • Milana Pavlova
  • Alisa Khilko
  • Group “Chto skazhut dety”
  • Maria Zhuravleva
  • Group” Zhara”
  • Liza Kuznetsova
  • Milana Zharekhina
  • Vilena Hikmatullina

This year, Russia will use the same selection procedure than last year, through which the winner will be decided by a 50/50 mix of jury and on-line voting to be open shortly.

The Russian national final will be held on August 15 in the Artek Children Camp located in Crimea. The show will be broadcast on the kids channel Karousel with the results being announced live. However, the performances will be aired pre-recorded.

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About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016