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.

Follow all our Junior Eurovision 2017 news.

 

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
DenizNL
Guest
DenizNL

Great song! Great start of the season.

Roelof Meesters
Guest
Roelof Meesters

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
Guest
Alex

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

West
Guest
West

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
Guest
Polegend Godgarina

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

Lola
Guest
Lola

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

Graph
Guest
Graph

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
Guest
Charli Cheer Up

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
Guest
James

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

beccaboo1212
Guest

I doubt it. 🙂

Rhingo
Guest
Rhingo

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
Guest
M_K

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
Guest
Regina Phalange

Great song from Russia, as usual.

beccaboo1212
Guest

I had a feeling Polina would win last night. 🙂

oli
Guest
oli

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

Marc
Guest
Marc

Pretentious and boring

Jordan
Guest
Jordan

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
Guest
Daniel

It’s June 12th.

I would believe so, yes.

Jp
Guest
Jp

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
Guest
ninasublatti

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
Guest
Crustacean

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

trackback

[…] post Russia: Polina Bogusevich will sing “Krylya” at Junior Eurovision 2017 appeared first on Eurovision 2018 Reactions, Polls, Odds | […]