The closer we get to November, the closer we are to finding out the full line-up of participants for the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The latest country to reveal their participant was Russia. This time we have a returning participant, in the form of Tanya Mezhentseva, who was selected to represent the nation in Paris with her entry “Mon Ami”.
Tanya winning the Russian ticket for this year’s competition will see her participate for a second time. She previously participated in 2019, with Denberel Oorzhak and the song “A Time For Us” which placed 13th.
Thankful for all the support she has receievd
Tanya was selected to represent Russia in this year’s competition, via a mixture of online televote (in which she won almost 20%), and a professional jury, which included Russia’s Eurovision 2021 representative Manizha. Upon her win, Tanya thanked her supporters and also applauded her fellow participants.
This year I decided to try my hand at a solo song and I did it! I am very glad that I will represent Russia at the competition in Paris. I want to note that I had strong opponents. All the participants had good songs and beautiful numbers. I wanted to thank everyone who voted for me and my song ‘Mon Ami’ in the finale! And also my family, which always supports me.
As reported by Eurovoix, a revamp of “Mon Ami” is currently in the works. However, it is yet to be confirmed when this will be released.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in JESC 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:
- Albania – Anna Gjebera with “Stand By Me”
- Armenia – TBC
- Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova
- Bulgaria – TBC
- France (Host) – Enzo – “Tic Tac”
- Georgia – artist to be decided 13th November
- Germany – Pauline with “Imagine”
- Ireland – Maiú Levi Lawlor
- Italy – to be decided during November
- Kazakhstan – to be decided on 6th November
- Malta – Ike and Kaya with “My Home”
- The Netherlands – Ayana with “Mata Sugu Aō Ne”
- North Macedonia – Cast of Dajte Muzika with “Green Forces”
- Poland – Sara James with “Somebody”
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
- Russia – Tanya Mezhentseva with “Mon Ami”
- Serbia – Jovana and Dunja with “Children’s Eyes”
- Spain – Levi Díaz,
- Ukraine – Olena Usenko with “Vazhil”
You can keep up with our Junior Eurovision 2021 coverage here.
Russia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Russia has 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 has 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 was represented by Sofia Feskova with the song “My New Day” the song scored 88 points from the jury and the online vote, placing 10th in the contest.
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News Source: JESC-Russia
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