Russia needs a voice if it wants to win Eurovision 2015, and word on the street has it that they are once again turning to The Voice!
Russia’s two major networks take turns choosing the country’s Eurovision contestant: one year Channel One chooses, the next year Russia 1 does it. It is strongly believed that Channel One will give its Eurovision ticket to the winner of this year’s show, which recently kicked off its third season.
As you’ll recall, Dina Garipova, who represented Russia in 2013 in Malmö (finishing in fifth), was herself a Voice winner. Dima Bilan, who took second place in Eurovision 2006 and won in 2008, is one of the jurors. Let’s hope he makes the right choice. We will know the winner in December.
Many of you wanted the Tolmachevy Sisters to return to Eurovision (they wanted to come back too), but unfortunately they won’t represent Russia because they have final exams. School comes first, y’all.
You can watch all the singers from the first episode of the third season on the official Channel One website.
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