Russia has started their search for their Junior Eurovision 2021 entry. Auditions have taken place at the Igor Krutoy Academy. 65 children auditioned in total with 69 songs selected from a record 600 applicants. Around 15 children will be shortlisted to take part in the national final to be held in Moscow later this month.
Jury for the auditions
The jurors that assessed the auditionees were:
- Stella Kachanyants
- Konstantin Rabotov
- Taras Demchuk
- Igor Smirnov
What we know about the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in the Junior Contest of 2020 with “J’imagine”. The contest will be held in La Seine Musicale on December 19th. 19 countries will be competing in the 19th edition of the competition:
- France (Host)
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
You can keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.
Russia in Junior Eurovision
Russia have been participating in Junior Eurovision since 2006. Vladislav Krutskikh first represented Russia with the song “Doroga k solntsu” he placed 9th in the contest scoring 66 points.. The country have won the contest twice, once with the Tolmachevy Sisters in 2007 with the song “Vesenniy jazz” and then again with Polina Bogusevich in 2017 with the song “Wings”.
In 2020 Russia were represented by Sofia Feskova with the song “My New Day” the song scored 88 points, placing 10th in the contest.
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News Source: JESC Russia
Photo Source: Music Academy of Igor Krutoy