Today Karusel will hold the final of their national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Eleven candidates left in the race to represent Russia on 24th November in Gliwice, Poland. The show will take place at Moscow’s Vegas City Hall, but it won’t be broadcast until Thursday.
In April, Karusel and the Igor Krutoy Academy hold live auditions to select the hopefuls that will compete in the final show. 50 candidates gave their best to be at the last stage of the competition, the Grand Final, which had initially been planned for June 1st. These are the 11 contenders willing to wave their country’s flag in Gliwice, Poland:
- Ksenia Kushner (15 years) – Devushki New Plachut (Girls don’t cry)
- Tatyana Mezhentseva & Oorzhak Denberel (9 and 12 years) – Vremya Dlya Nas (A Time For Us)
- Nikita Moroz (12 years) – Nikita And Friends
- Margarita Stryukova (12 years) – V Moyem Nebe (In My Sky)
- Mikhail Noginsky (14 years) – Supergeroy (Superhero)
- Maryana Titova (8 years) – My Legendy (We Legends)
- Group “Like Teens” (10 years) – Daddy’s Daughters
- Julia Solnyshkova (13 years) – Yarkiy Svet
- Alisa Pritochkina (13 years) – Vybiray Lyubov (Warrior of love)
- Daniil Khachaturov (12 years) – Zhizn (Life)
- Maria Mirova (13 years) – Put K Mechte (Way To Dream)
As in previous editions, the winner will be selected by an equal combination of votes from a professional jury panel and online voting, which closed on Sunday.
The show will be broadcast on Thursday, beginning at 17:55 CET.
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