Channel One has confirmed that Little Big will take part in the national selection Russia will hold on March 8th. The group was set to represent Russia at the Eurovision 2020 with “Uno”.
“We want the audience to have the last word.”
Our viewers will see a beautiful, bright music show, absolutely in the tradition and style of the Eurovision Song Contest, where they will hear several songs, see several artists who will perform these songs, and they will have the least thing to do – dial a phone number and vote for that artist, and most importantly, the song that they like the most.Yuriy Aksyuta
Little Big will be one of the contestants at the national selection on March 8th. The chief producer of music and entertainment programs on Channel One, Yuriy Aksyuta, says that they want the audience to have the last word on who goes to Rotterdam to represent Russia in 2021.
There are two equal ways to select a participant for the Eurovision Song Contest. First, the broadcaster can find it on its own, as, for example, the Dutch TV channel in 2019 chose Duncan Laurence, who became the winner of the competition. Secondly, the broadcaster can organize a national selection, where the artist and the song are chosen by the jury and / or the audience. A striking example is the Swedish Melodifestivalen. In recent years, we have usually resorted to the first method. But this year we still want the audience to have the last word, who will be presented with compositions that meet the requirements of Eurovision.Yuriy Aksyuta
Yulia Savicheva, who represented Russia at Eurovision 2004 has stated on Instagram that she has been invited as a guest to attend the show on March 8.
UPDATE: Since publishing this article, 1tv.ru has changed the wording on the article sourced in our article. Originally the article said:
The group Little Big will also take part in the selection. Last year’s entry scored a record of 190 million views, which means that in the televoting we would have definitely been in the lead, if the show had not been canceled due to the pandemic. Let’s see what the guys have prepared this time.1tv.ru
Now the wording is bit different again. Now it states:
The group Little Big will also take part in the concert. Last year’s entry scored a record of 190 million views, which means that in the televoting we would have definitely been in the lead, if the show had not been canceled due to the pandemic. And now all the attention of loyal Eurovision fans is drawn on us again, who will go to Rotterdam? We’ll find out tomorrow.1tv.ru
Who are Little Big?
Little Big was found in St Petersburg, Russia and is made up of four members, Ilya Prusikin, Sonya Tayurskaya, Anton Lissov and Sergey Makarov. Their first full-length album, With Russia from Love, was released in 2014. Since then, the group has released three albums and three EPs. In 2018, their single “Skibidi” went viral and has achieved over 500 million views on YouTube.
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. In 2020, they were set to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest with “Uno”. While the contest was cancelled, “Uno” became a huge viral hit and is currently the most-viewed song on Eurovision’s YouTube channel.
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