The Russian broadcaster in cooperation with the Igor Krutoy’s Academy will be organizing once again the national final for Junior Eurovision 2016.
The academy has just published the rules and procedure for this year’s national selection whose final will be held on August 15 in Crimea. After some rumours that pointed Sochi as the host city of the show, the Russian final will be finally held in Crimea’s Artek Children Camp which already hosted past Ukrainian national finals for Junior Eurovision.
The Russian selection will have the following stages:
- May 30 – July 15: All interested artists aged 9-14 can send their applications following the rules of the international contest.
- July 20: A live audition will take place in Moscow. The previously selected candidates will have to perform in front of a jury panel which will be in charge of deciding the national finalists.
- August 15: The Russian national final will be held in the Artek Children Camp located in Crimea. As last year, the show will be broadcast in the TV channel Karousel, with the results being announced live. However, the performances will be aired pre-recorded.
The winner and Russian representative will be decided by a 50/50 mix of jury and on-line voting procedure.