Polina Bogusevich Krylya Russia Junior Eurovision 2017

Their Eurovision 2017 campaign ground to a halt back in April. But when it comes to Junior Eurovision 2017, it’s full steam ahead for Russia. Last night, 21 young acts took to the stage in a bid to represent the land of Lerika and the Tolmachevy Twins in Tblisi, Georgia. And while the show won’t be broadcast until later today, we know that Polina Bogusevich emerged victorious with “Krylya” (Wings).

The young singer excitedly broke the news on Instagram earlier today, writing:

Guys, thanks to everyone who voted and sincerely believed in me !!! I will adequately represent our Motherland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017! #Polinabogusevich #childhoodevolution

The selection took place in the Artek Camp, located in the annexed territory of Crimea. A split vote from a judging panel and online public determined the final result.

Polina Bogusevich “Krylya”

https://youtu.be/q0P1bySAolg

Who is Polina Bogusevich?

Thirteen year-old Polina Bogusevich is definitely a popular winner, easily topping our reader poll. She picked up 115 votes while her nearest rivals only managed 38.

Born in Moscow on 4 July 2003, the rising star competed in season one of Golos deti (The Voice Kids). Under the guidance of Eurovision 2008 winner Dima Bilan, she made it to the battle rounds. Her teammate Kristian Kostov made it all the way to the finals, and went on to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2017.

Soon after, Polina sang for Russia at New Wave Junior 2014, placing second.

Who should win the Russian selection for Junior Eurovision 2017? Poll results

The official results for Russia’s Junior Eurovision 2017 selection have yet to be published. However, on Friday, we asked y’all to vote for your favourites. You can see our readers’ rankings below.

  1. Polina Bogusevich – Krilya 23.86% (115 votes)
  2. Group “Emoji” – Vremya Ne Zhdet 7.88% (38 votes)
  3. Viktoriya Bezdomnikova – Provokatsiya 6.22% (30 votes)
  4. Anastasiya Gladilina – Pover 6.02% (29 votes)
  5. Polina Terekhova – Puls Planety 5.19% (25 votes)
  6. Vladlena Gubareva – Vorona 4.98% (24 votes)
  7. Veronika Ustimova – Ya By Khotela Vse Uznat 4.15% (20 votes)
  8. Anna Chernotalova – Eta Muzyka 4.15% (20 votes)
  9. Vilena Khikmatullina – Gravitatsiya 3.73% (18 votes)
  10. Ksenia Neznamova – Oblaka 3.53% (17 votes)
  11. Egor Ermolaev – Para 3.11% (15 votes)
  12. Group “Kudri” – Kudri 3.11% (15 votes)
  13. Glafira Leukhina – Momenty 3.11% (15 votes)
  14. Elvira Kirsanova – Mechta 2.9% (14 votes)
  15. Yuliya Kondrashenko – Moya Muzyka 2.9% (14 votes)
  16. Group “Papaiya” – Vyshe 2.9% (14 votes)
  17. Kirill Esin – Yarkiye Tantsy 2.7% (13 votes)
  18. Group “Ochechi” – Vykhodnoy 2.7% (13 votes)
  19. Group “Kinder Star” – Pizhama Party 2.49% (12 votes)
  20. Arseniy Kulikov – Gadkhety 2.28% (11 votes)
  21. Ulyana Ovchinnikova – Davaye Uletim 2.07% (10 votes)Total Votes: 482

Was Polina the right winner? What do you think of “Krylya”? Let us know in the comments below.

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DenizNL
DenizNL
3 years ago

Great song! Great start of the season.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
3 years ago

YAAAAAY 😀 I love this, it is magical (I like it a tad bit more than Russia last year) This can do really wel if it is well staged. I hope they don’t just have her on an empty stage with smoke, but they need to bring a prop on the stage or something. Come on Russia, take revenge for Julia not being able to participate (not throwing shade on someone, just Julia was my fave and she should have won, so they need to win now)

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

The link to the performance:
https://youtu.be/kue61OInasM

West
West
3 years ago

I was hoping that Elvira would be chosen – but no, of course they chose the song I liked the least. Oh well – congratulation Polina.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

Actually a better song than most adult ESC entries. I love her voice.

Lola
Lola
3 years ago

The song is not for my liking but WOW she has an amazing voice !!!

Graph
Graph
3 years ago

This song is great! Probably Russia’s best song since I started following JESC in 2014.

I admit this song is a bit predictable. When listening to the opening verse, I just knew that the chorus would have a dance beat.

And I could predict that key change long before it happened. But I don’t care; the ending is fantastic and sounds very uplifting!

This could be the winner.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
3 years ago

I’m glad they’re not singing songs about dreams anymore. I remember when they sent those kinda of songs three years in a row xD ?

James
James
3 years ago

Hopefully, she won’t get bundled up with a girl group like what they did with poor Sofia.

beccaboo1212
3 years ago
Reply to  James

I doubt it. 🙂

Rhingo
Rhingo
3 years ago

Remind me of Ukraine 2015’s Anna. sounds too… idk powerful? Pretentious? A tad short of sounding mature ( the biggest taboo in JESC). If those are used for ESC it will be a compliment but JESC has its own particulars. It is a shame since Polina seem like really good singer but with this song I don’t think it will go past middle table, even more so with this jury only vote.

M_K
M_K
3 years ago

I’ve decided to watch JESC for the first time in many, many years (’cause we all know that every edition could be the last edition). The last time I watched was when the Tolmachevy Twins won… 🙂

“Krylya” is a decent song, but I find it a little pretentious. It’s the typical overblown Eurovision song that was actually supposed to be a ballad but eventually had some dance beats added to make it more interesting. I’m not a fan of the English parts as well.

Regina Phalange
Regina Phalange
3 years ago

Great song from Russia, as usual.

beccaboo1212
3 years ago

I had a feeling Polina would win last night. 🙂

oli
oli
3 years ago

I like it! But I am afraid this sounds too “adult” for the JESC. I predict a 4th position. Lol

Marc
Marc
3 years ago

Pretentious and boring

Jordan
Jordan
3 years ago

If EBU give sanction on July 12, to Russia and Ukraine for adult eurovision maybe 3 years to not participate in adult Eurovision , can Russia and Ukraien participate in JESC.

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago
Reply to  Jordan

It’s June 12th.

I would believe so, yes.

Jp
Jp
3 years ago

Not my favorite song really but its ok, there were better songs to choose from last year.

I see there are no typical JESC hate comments so far. I have never understood where all the JESC hatred comes from. And another thing I don’t get why can’t the haters just shut up and ignore the whole contest if they don’t like it.

ninasublatti
ninasublatti
3 years ago

I can’t believe they are making such a huge production and show just for their JESC national final. i can’t imagine how the show would look like if they would host ESC, it would be very breathtaking for sure

Crustacean
Crustacean
3 years ago

Meh. Not bad, but this is not a winning song. Not that the NF songs were good at all though.