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.

Do you like Russia’s format?

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Calvin
Calvin
7 years ago

Donna – I can see it now: When I say Twins Twins, you say “OH YEAH!”

Donna
Donna
7 years ago

I guess the Tolmachevy Sisters could still have the chance to enter in the Eurovision but they won’t be representing Russia anymore if they do since the only way for them to do that is through entering a supergroup which will represent another country (remember Six4One? They even had a member from Germany, one of the countries automatically qualified to the finals). And if the Tolmachevy Sisters do join a supergroup, I hope its with Jedward since they expressed interest in returning to the Eurovision in 2015, representing Ireland of course and I believe that if they form a supergroup… Read more »

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

They can find the voice wherever they want including from Putin’s own pocket … but finding a song should be a bit more concerning … if they really want to convince us that despite their political behaviours in the eyes of the world, they can manage to musically surpasse their own flaws. It did work for them this year with a so-so song and 2 questionable singers … and stage gimmicks, as always. Russia, however, In Eurovision, like Greece has a comfy place that no matter what will never be taken out of their feet … After all … they… Read more »

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Dina’s song was too cheesy and the irony that a country like Russia sent this to Eurovision!!!

The Voice could be a nice way to find the next Eurovision artist but national broadcaster should bear in mind that they need to find the right song as well

I hope Russia pulls out. If they don’t, they will receive a lot of boos once again. I feel sorry for the artist though.

Marcus (Day One)
Marcus (Day One)
7 years ago

Who cares if Russia wins a load of countries will withdraw.
For obvious reasons.

Archeops
Archeops
7 years ago

No, I don’t think we will find someone better than Nargiz Zakirova. Channel 1 sent her to White Nights Festival in July. She won.

Voice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PLCeeFMl9E
White Nights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1soZwTL17E8

Sarah Boucher
7 years ago

i don’t want voice winner because he/she will sing with American Opera singer Rodney Gilfry.

Bledar Leka
Bledar Leka
7 years ago

I love the idea! I think that RTSH (Albania) needs to follow suit and use The Voice of Albania to select our entrant, and finally rid ourselves of Festivali i Këngës!!! Ireland should also ditch The Late Late Show and use The Voice to select out representative if we ever want to win again!!! What do y’all fellow Irish/Albanians think?

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Dina was an amazing vocalist, and they gave her an amazing song for Eurovision. It’s hard to reproduce the same sort of result twice, but it’s probably worth another shot.

anonymous
anonymous
7 years ago

I think this is a great way for choosing an entrant for eurovision