They placed fourth at Junior Eurovision 2016, despite being heavily favoured to win by our in-house panel of music unprofessionals and many Junior Eurovision fans.

And on June 3 — this Saturday — Russia will stage their annual national selection to find Sofia Fisenko and Water of Life’s successor. The selection will be held in the Artek Camp, in the annexed territory of Crimea.

The road to Crimea has not been an easy one for the participating acts. Karusel, the Russian broadcaster in charge of Junior Eurovision, received hundreds of submissions from children all around Russia. They then had to cull the number down to the lucky 21 finalists.

A split vote from a judging panel and online public voting will determine Russia’s 13th Junior Eurovision representative. What’s more, y’all can have your say too.

International fans (and those in Russia too) can already cast their vote for their favorite song(s) on the contest’s official website.

Of course, we want to know what you think too. You can find links to all the songs below. Make sure to listen to them and then cast a vote for your favourite in our poll. Remember, you can only vote ONE time, but for as many acts as you like — so make sure you have your choices right!

The poll will close just before the show on Saturday. It’s a flash poll, y’all!

Russia Junior Eurovision 2017: Finalists

Do you think that Russia has a Junior Eurovision winner on their hands this year? Make sure to let us know your favourite in the comments section below.

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guranda
guranda
3 years ago

it is official …Polina Bogusevich won and will represent Russia at the JESC 2017 in Tbilisi

2017rules
2017rules
3 years ago
Reply to  guranda

YAS POLINA WON YAS HUNTY!!!!

Valeryn
Valeryn
3 years ago

Krylja!! Please!!!!!!

I like food
I like food
3 years ago

Vilena is super underrated here 🙁

Im like wooof
Im like wooof
3 years ago

All of songs sounds like same . no ideal how to choose

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

I guess all those kids will go to the blacklist then…

beccaboo1212
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Don’t start!

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

Start a fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire!!!

beccaboo1212
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo

There’s no need to “Start a Fire” right now Jo, ok? Stop being mean to these poor children!

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

Azerbaijan 2014…

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
3 years ago

Polina Bogusevich with the song Krylja is the clear winner here. It is just a magical song sung by a great vocalist. Luckily she is first with the online voting so far.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

You have some typos in the titles.
It’s Davay Uletim and Gadzhety.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Oh, look, there is a song called Mechta (Dream) ?

Rhingo
Rhingo
3 years ago

I liked some of the songs but I need visuals as well to make my judgement. Stage presence is much more important comparing to the song itself when talking eurovision related event

Azaad
Azaad
3 years ago

Why do they need to hold their national final in Crimea?

Rhingo
Rhingo
3 years ago
Reply to  Azaad

Otherwise Ukraine will feel ignored lol

Alex
Alex
3 years ago
Reply to  Azaad

Apart from obvious reasons, Artek was the biggest summer camp for children in the Soviet Union which is kind of big deal. Children from all over the country would come there. Now it’s the same thing but in Russia’s scale

beccaboo1212
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Guys, calm down! It’s being held in Crimea for social reasons!

ImpressiveInstants
3 years ago

Russia usually delivers decent entries to JESC. I dunno for how much longer the contest can survive though.

Hayley
Hayley
3 years ago

Krylja !! Definitely that girl can sing

S@g@
3 years ago

Zzzzzzz

beccaboo1212
3 years ago

Wake! Today’s the day of Russia’s selection for Junior Eurovision! 🙂

beccaboo1212
3 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

I meant “wake up”.

Regina Phalange
Regina Phalange
3 years ago

Either Anastasiya or Polina. These two have great songs.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Answer: None of the above, because the JESC should be discontinued. (See my previous comments for my views on this).

James
James
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

How about the other Eurovision events that involve young participants? Should they be discontinued as well?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  James

It depends how they involve children (or animals).

James
James
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Then what can you say about other international competitions involving children, like track meets, sports tournaments, science fairs, chess competitions and quiz bees?

How are they any different from a children’s competition such as JESC?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  James

Indeed. Those would all be discontinued if I had my way with them. 🙂
Think principles.

James
James
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

That is quite strange.

James
James
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Curious. What would have been your ideal alternative to Junior ESC, Young Musicians and Young Dancers and other international competitions involving young participants?

Surely you don’t want to see them wandering around dangerous streets and their hopes and dreams unrealized.

Siranush
Siranush
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Why? Jesc makes the year go by faster. Would you rather there be only 1 Eurovision event per year? No thank you!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Siranush

I would rather children were not used by adults for entertainment purposes. End of.

mel
mel
3 years ago
Reply to  Siranush

@Siranush
We will not have one Eurovision per year when Asiavision will start.
Asiavision is the answer, not JESC.
I hope that Asiavision will be in September, October, it depends on the climate of the continent and the host country.

beccaboo1212
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

That’s not one of the answers. Children’s contests shouldn’t be cancelled.

mel
mel
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

@Purple Mask
I agree, I’m not a parent, but children should not be in ART or SPORT. Let them have free time, let them go to school to have a ”plan b” as a career, and competition is not even good, some schools are learning that, and don’t give children awards anymore.

James
James
3 years ago
Reply to  mel

Why would you not allow children to engage in the arts nor in sports? That’s what makes kids be kids in general.