Polina Bogusevich to represent Russia at Junior Eurovision!

As we previously reported, Russia decided on a National Final to select their next Junior Eurovision act. The final took place over the weekend, where a total of 21 songs took to the stage to present their potential Junior Eurovision entries, and one song came out triumphant.

Here are the entries:

  1. Polina Terekhova – Puls Planety

  2. Areniy Kulikov – Gadzhety

  3. Glafire Leukhina – Momenty

  4. Kinder Star – Pizhama Pati

  5. Vilena Khikmatullina – Gravitasiya

  6. Ulyana Ovchinnikova – Davay Uletim

  7. Yegor Yermolayev – Para

  8. Vladlena Gubareva – Vorona

  9. Papaya – Vyshe

  10. Veronika Ustimova – Ya by Khotela vse uznat

  11. Ksenia Nexnamova – Oblaka

  12. Kirill Yesin – Yarkiye Tantsy

  13. Elvira Kirsanova – Mechta

  14. Anastasia Gladilina – Pover

  15. Ochechi – Vykhodnoy

  16. Yulia Kondrashenko – Moya Muzyka

  17. Anna Chernotalova – Eta Muzyka

  18. Emoji – Vremya ne zhdet

  19. Polina Bogusevich – Krylya

  20. Kudri – Kudri

  21. Viktoria Bezdomnikova – Provokatsiya

The voting consisted of 50% jury vote, and 50% internet voting which was done in the lead up to the broadcast. The winner of the show was Polina Bogusevich with the song Krylya, who received the 12 points from the jury and the internet vote, plus the 12 bonus points given to each and every act meant that Polina finished with a perfect score of 36. Coming in at second was Veronika Ustimova, and third was Vilena Khikmatullina.

Polina is only 13 years old, and was born in the nation’s capital, Moscow. In 2014, she competed in the Voice Kids Russia, where she was a member of Dima Bilan’s team, and interestingly enough, she was within the same team as Bulgarian Eurovision participant from 2017, Kristian Kostov, however she was knocked out in the battle rounds. Later in that year, she represented Russia in New Wave Junior 2014, where she finished in 2nd.

Listen to the song Krylya here: