It’s been only one month since Junior Eurovision 2016, but RTR have already confirmed participation at the upcoming edition. The Russian broadcaster in cooperation with the Igor Krutoy‘s Academy will be organizing the national final for Junior Eurovision for the third year in a row as they have just open submissions for their 2017 national selection.
The Russian national selection for Junior Eurovision 2017 will be made up of three different stages with the final show taking place in Crimea’s Artek Children Camp:
- Stage 1: All interested artists aged 9-14 can send their applications following the rules of the international contest. Click here to find the on-line submission form and full set of rules.
- Stage 2: 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 responsible for deciding the national finalists.
- Stage 3: The Russian national final will be held in the Artek Children Camp located in Crimea. The date for the show will be revealed in the coming months.
The winner and Russian representative will be decided by a mix of jury and on-line voting procedure.
Russia were represented at Junior Eurovision 2016 by the group “The Water of Life Project” finishing 4th with the song “Water of Life”.