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
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guranda

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

2017rules
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2017rules

YAS POLINA WON YAS HUNTY!!!!

Valeryn
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Valeryn

Krylja!! Please!!!!!!

I like food
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I like food

Vilena is super underrated here 🙁

Im like wooof
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Im like wooof

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

Jo
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Jo

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

beccaboo1212
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Don’t start!

Jo
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Jo

Start a fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire!!!

beccaboo1212
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There’s no need to “Start a Fire” right now Jo, ok? Stop being mean to these poor children!

Jo
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Jo

Azerbaijan 2014…

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

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
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Alex

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

Alex
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Alex

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

Rhingo
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Rhingo

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
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Azaad

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

Rhingo
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Rhingo

Otherwise Ukraine will feel ignored lol

Alex
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Alex

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

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

Hayley
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Hayley

Krylja !! Definitely that girl can sing

S@g@
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Zzzzzzz

beccaboo1212
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Wake! Today’s the day of Russia’s selection for Junior Eurovision! 🙂

beccaboo1212
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I meant “wake up”.

Regina Phalange
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Regina Phalange

Either Anastasiya or Polina. These two have great songs.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

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

James
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James

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

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It depends how they involve children (or animals).

James
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James

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
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Purple Mask

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

James
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James

That is quite strange.

James
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James

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
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Siranush

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

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

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

mel
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mel

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

mel
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mel

@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
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James

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