The Russian songs that will compete at the national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest are now online! The first round of voting is also open for the public to decide half of the final result.
Last April, the Russian broadcaster started the search for the entry that will represent the country on 29th November. From all the submissions received, a professional jury panel selected the participants that performed in the live auditions and shortlisted the following final acts:
- Sоfiya Feskоva – Moy Noviy Den
- Аrseniy Slesarev – Chto Ty Nadelala, Baby?
- Аrtem Fоkin – Vozmi Moyu Ruku
- Sоfiya Shkyopu – Alise
- Аrtem Mоrоzоv – Leti
- Rutger Garekht – Doroga – Moya Sudba
- Duet “LitlZ” (Mihail Kоval & Pоlina Kоrоleva) – Pervaya Ljubov
- Sergey Filin & Verоnika Litоvchenkо – V Trendah TikTоk
- Sоfiya Tumanоva – Bolshe Sveta
- Genysh (Gennadiy Pereverdiyev) – Nastrоenie Panda
- Sоfiya Kirsenkо – Prosto Zhit
Although Russia had initially planned the final for 16th September, the show will eventually take place on the 25th in Moscow. As in previous editions, the final will be recorded and aired on TV a day later. This year, however, we won’t know the winner until the end of the broadcast, as the event organisers, the Igor Krutoy Academy, will open the public online voting again when the show airs. So, the audience will be able to vote based on the studio version in the first round, which is now open, and for the live performances in the second one.
The winner of the Russian national selection will be decided by an equal combination of votes from a professional jury panel and the public via online voting. All candidates will follow the final together on the day of the broadcast and will discover who will represent Russia at the same time as the audience at home.