The final of The Voice of Russia takes place on December 26, and the field has been narrowed to four contestants: Mariam Merabova, Alexander Bon, Alexandra Vorobyova, and Jaroslav Dronov. As our Russian blogger Dayana previously reported, it looks one of these four will sing for Russia at Eurovision 2015. That’s because 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. Channel One, which runs The Voice, sees the show as an easy, cost-effective way to fulfill its Eurovision duties. It used this format to choose Dina Garipova back in 2013.
In any case, you can listen to the four acts in action on The Voice below. Some of you may recognise Mariam. She served as a backing vocalist for Dima Bilan at Eurovision 2006. Who do you think has what it takes to sing for Russia at Eurovision? Have a listen below and then let us know in the comments section.
Aleksey, a wiwireader in Russia, will be inside The Voice of Russia arena on Friday and live blogging the finale. You can follow along at eurovisionsongcontest.ru.