Party for everybody, dance! Russian Eurovision broadcaster RTR have reportedly confirmed that Russia will be present at the 61st annual Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden.
No news has been made yet on how the Eurovision powerhouse nation will select their artist for 2016. Will they decide to select internally, a la 2015 with Polina Gagarina? Or will they revert back to a national final, a la 2012 with Buranovskiye Babushka? Only time will tell!
2016 may appear to be an interesting year for Russia at Eurovision. After Polina Gagarina’s well-deserved second place, will they be hungry for a victory? How will the return of Ukraine into the contest pan out for Mother Russia? Can we have a boo-free performance?
Russia’s confirmation takes the provisional participating number to a promising total of 39 countries.
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