Russian news site Gazeta.Ru reports that Little Big will probably represent Russia at Eurovision 2021, with a national final set for March 8th to determine the song.
According to the report the artist or the artists have been already internally selected by Channel One and a live national final is to be held on March 8 to determine the song that will be performed at Eurovision.
The show will be hosted by Yana Churikova.
It’s worth mentioning that Little Big were one of the big pre-contest favorites in last year’s canceled contest, with their song “Uno” due to represent Russia, topping betting sites as well as having largest amount of views on YouTube for their Eurovision entry.
However, the report is not quite clarifying wheather the confirmed artist will indeed be Little Big, but the probability is high that it will be them.
Russian broadcaster Channel One has not yet confirmed the report, and should a national final be held it will be the first time since 2012 that Russia will have held a televised selection process for Eurovision.
Former Russian representative Yulia Savicheva who represented Russia at Eurovision 2004 has stated on instagram that she has been invited to attend the show on March 8.
Little Big’s last year’s Eurovision entry “Uno”
Who are Little Big?
Little Big was found in St Petersburg, Russia and the band is made up of four members, Ilya Prusikin, Sonya Tayurskaya, Anton Lissov and Sergey Makarov. The group was founded in 2013. Their first full-length album, With Russia from Love, was released on 17 March 2014.
The group has released three albums and nine singles to date.
For the Eurovision Song Contest they are being joined by two additional singers. Florida Chanturia and Yuriy Muzychenko will be joining Little Big for their performance in Rotterdam. Florida is the lead vocalist of the russian rock back Leningrad, while Yuriy is the lead singer of The Hatters.
The team calls itself a satirical art collaboration, which relies on the music, visuals, and the show. Little Big mocks various national stereotypes about Russia. All the videos are filmed by co-founder Alina Pasok. The band shoots and produces all of their music videos.
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