Sofia Feskova with “My New Day” - Russia at Junior Eurovision 2020_

Sofia Feskova will sing “My New Day” for Russia at Junior Eurovision 2020.

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Russia in Junior Eurovision 2020: Sofia Feskova “My New Day”

On 25 September, Russian broadcaster VGTRK organised a national final with eleven contestants. The winner was determined through 50% jury voting and 50% internet voting. Sofia came second in the jury vote and first in the online vote.

Sofia hails from St. Petersburg and has been singing her whole life. In kindergarten, her teacher recommended she develop her musical talents and she joined a music school aged five. Her idol is Russian singer Polina Gagarina and her dream is to share the stage with the Eurovision 2015 runner-up.

Earlier in 2020, she came second in the Junior New Wave competition. She hopes to go one better this November.

What do the “My New Day” lyrics mean?

The lyrics to “My New Day” refer to celebrating each day as it comes and knowing that good things will always come. It begins “The sun’s shadow will colour the morning, the new day will be great!”

The chorus mentions the beauty of the world and how we should embrace it: “To the clouds so soft and subtle, one step ahead, go, touch the skies”. It also describes how we should stay calm in the face of adversity, “So, facing your fears, keep calm and fly!” Many of the 2020 entries have similar themes of hope and given the difficult year, it will definitely resonate with a young audience.

According to JuniorEurovision.tv, Sofia’s favourite lyrics are “The whole world feels like home; there I’ll stay, it’s my new day”. She believes strongly in miracles and our own capability to make each day special. “This line is a call and reminder from a child for every adult: never be embarrassed to believe in miracles, create your own ‘fairy tale,’ and then your every “new day will be great!”, she says.

The music video is a bright and colourful affair. Sofia makes cute little paintings, including one of the 2020 Junior Eurovision logo. We see her share her artwork with groups of children. Sofia sings in a simple setting: in front of a blue and pink backdrop. Occasionally she swings above some billowing mist.

As the song progresses, more grandiose scenes appear. She sings in a large blue dress with a bejewelled face, accompanied by an orchestra.

“My New Day” lyrics – Sofia Feskova (Russia JESC 2020)

Written and composed by: Sofia Feskova, Anna Petryasheva and Vitaly Tomin

Russian text

English translation

Солнца тень утро раскрасит.
Новый день будет прекрасным!
Ярким цветом жизнь рисую свою.
Паруса ветру открою –
Чудеса рядом со мною.
В сказку веря, я живу и пою!

Навсегда хочу остаться
Там, где больших звезд манящий свет,
Где мечты цветные снятся

И добротою мир согрет.
К небывалым вершинам ступень –
Мой новый день!

Счастлив тот, кто лишь однажды
Сам поймет, как это важно –
Сделать лучшим каждый миг свой и час.

Мы долгие годы
К новым высотам
Держим свой путь. (о-о)
И с верной дороги
Мне не свернуть.

To the light of stars that sparkle,
Where in the night, dreams are colored bright,
To the clouds so soft and subtle
One step ahead – go! Touch the skies!
The whole world feels like home; there I’ll stay,
It’s my new day (oh-oh-oh-oh)
Here’s my new day!

The sun’s shadow will colour the morning.
The new day will be great!
I paint my life with a bright colour.
I will open the sails to the wind.
Miracles are near me.
Believing in a fairy tale, I live, and I sing!

To the light of stars that sparkle,
Where in the night, dreams are coloured bright,
To the clouds so soft and subtle
One step ahead – go!

Touch the skies!
The whole world feels like home, there I’ll stay,
It’s my new day

Happy is the only who could once
Understand the importance
Of making their every moment better.

For so many years,
Chasing new heights,
Sharing our hearts (ooh)
So, facing your fears,
Keep calm and fly!

To the light of stars that sparkle,
Where in the night, dreams are coloured bright,
To the clouds so soft and subtle
One step ahead – go! Touch the skies!
The whole world feels like home; there I’ll stay,
It’s my new day (oh-oh-oh-oh)
Here’s my new day!

What do you think of “My New Day”? Let us know in the comments below.

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Katy
Katy
26 days ago

Bad song! All this hype about selection and results spoiled the impression very much. I’m not looking forward to a good place for my country.

Katy
Katy
26 days ago

Sofia did not take first place in the online vote, she came in second!
First place for Rutger Garecht!

Una
Una
27 days ago

I like it a lot. If she can make it live, she will be a contender for victory. A nice choir with her would be nice. It sounds dreamy and Disney-esque.

Any news on JESC? All going according to plan? Which countries have recorded their performances in Poland? The contest is less than a month away and there’s little news other than the songs.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
26 days ago
Reply to  Una

This is actually more coverage than Wiwibloggs usually gives it. They have come out and given reasons why they don’t cover it in the past.
Other sites will give you more news if you want to keep up to date on everything JESC.

Una
Una
26 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Wiwi did not cover more of JESC in the past? Why didn’t they?

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
27 days ago

I like the song very much. Sofia has a great voice.

Whisker
Whisker
27 days ago

This entry sings winner to me! I like it a lot and it’s my no 1 so far. And then comes the Netherlands.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
27 days ago

I really like this one actually. Liked it even more before the revamp. Out of all of the songs selected through NFs this year, Sofia has clearly been the strongest live singer. For some reason, it’s received a pretty negative reaction. Can’t just be because it’s Russia, can it?

Ashton
Ashton
27 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

It’s because nearly every song bar 2 was better in the national selection as well as the fact that her father apparently works at the broadcaster and there are some unconfirmed allegations of bribery. Frankly, I don’t love the song, but Sofia’s voice is great and I am rooting for her regardless.

Katy
Katy
26 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Viewers had another favorite. The article contains incorrect data: Sofia did not win the online vote. We had a different winner.