Earlier this week, it was revealed that Russia will take part in the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will be taking place in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk in the final two months of this year. In Minsk, Russia will be aiming to defend their title following Polina Bogusevich’s victory in Tbilisi!
Changes to selection process
The Russian confirmation of Junior Eurovision participation was published on the official VK page for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Russia. Alongside the confirmation, the page revealed that changes will be made to their selection process for 2018.
Last year, Polina Bogusevich won the Russian national final which consisted of a total of 21 entries. Polina won both the jury voting and online voting, resulting in a convincing win. In Tbilisi, Polina came second in the jury vote and sixth in the online public vote. Once combined, this was enough to give Russia their second Junior Eurovision victory!
Six participants so far!
So far six countries have confirmed their participation in Minsk. These are as follows:
- The Netherlands
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