Over the course of November and on the lead up to the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that have participated at the Contest. Today, we celebrate Russia.
Russia debuted at the Contest in 2005, in Hasselt, Belgium. Vladislav Krutskikh finished in ninth place with his entry “Doroga k solntsu”, scoring 66 points. This included two sets of twelve points – from Belarus and the EBU.
The most successful entry from Russia was in both 2006 and 2017. In 2006, when the Contest took place in Bucharest, Romania, The Tolmachevy Twins finished in first place with their entry “Vesenniy jazz”, scoring 154 points. This included eight sets of twelve points – from Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine and the EBU.
In 2017, when the Contest took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, Polina Bogusevich finished in first place with her entry “Wings”, scoring 188 points. This included four sets of twelve points – from Australia, Georgia, North Macedonia and Portugal.
The most recent Russian entry was in 2019, when the Contest took place in Gliwice, Poland. Tatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak finished in thirteenth place with their entry “A Time For Us”, scoring 72 points.
Before rehearsals got underway in Gliwice last year, John had a chance to speak to Tatyana and Denberel:
This year, Russia will be represented by Sofia Feskova with her song “My New Day”. Will Sofia take Russia to their third victory?
Join us tomorrow and throughout November, as we celebrate the countries that have participated at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland