The Igor Krutoy’s Academy has just published the list of acts that will compete at the Russian final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The finalists have been selected following live auditions that took place yesterday.
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 (Saint Petersburg)
- Аrseniy Slesarev (Moscow)
- Аrtem Fоkin (Sevastopol)
- Sоfiya Shkyopu (Yaroslavl)
- Аrtem Mоrоzоv (Moscow)
- Rutger Garekht (Orenburg)
- Duet “LitlZ” (Mihail Kоval & Pоlina Kоrоleva) (Novosibirsk)
- Sergey Filin & Verоnika Litоvchenkо (Moscow)
- Sоfiya Tumanоva (Novosibirsk)
- Genysh (Gennadiy Pereverdiyev) (Moscow)
- Sоfiya Kirsenkо (Simferopol)
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 few days later. This year, however, we won’t know the winner until the end of the broadcast, as the event organisers, the Igor Krutoy‘s Academy, will open the public online voting again when the show airs.
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 discover who will represent Russia at the same time as the audience at home.