While Eurovision 2017 may have reached its conclusion just a couple of weeks ago, we are heading full speed into the Junior Eurovision 2017 national final season. Tonight, Russia hosted their national final to select their entry for Tbilisi. Taking place at the Artek International Children Centre in Crimea, the show was recorded ahead of its official airing on television tomorrow.
It’s victory for Polina!
Various sources have confirmed that Polina Bogusevich has taken victory with her song Krelya. The song, meaning Wings, was leading the online voting ahead of the voting closing earlier today. The online voting was responsible for 50% of the final result, while jurors decided the other 50%. It seems that the jury agreed with the internet voters to crown Polina as the winner! You can listen to the studio version of Krelya below.
Russia to achieve 13 top 10s in a row?
Therefore, Polina is the first artist confirmed to head to Tbilisi on November 26th. She will be hoping to continue Russia’s exceptional record in the contest. The contest’s biggest country have finished in the top 10 on all 12 occasions they have participated. The Tolmachevy Twins took Russia’s only victory during the country’s second participation in the contest in 2006. Last year, The Water of Life Project placed an impressive 4th in Valletta.
If you wish to watch the Russian national final for Junior Eurovision 2017 in full, Karusel is expected to broadcast it at 5pm CET on 4th June.
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