They were one of the most anticipated acts of Eurovision 2020 prior to its cancellation. But fans remain hopeful that Russia’s Little Big will make it to the song contest stage in 2021.
And now, following a recent interview with NRJ / Energy Radio, these wishes are starting to look more like a reality. That’s because the group have confirmed that they will send songs into the Russian broadcaster.
Russia’s Little Big on Eurovision 2021
An Instagram follower posed the question: “Have you already written a song for Eurovision 2021?”
Ilya “Ilich” Prusikin, the band’s moustachioed frontman, answered with a simple “nope”.
Thankfully, the charismatic performer quickly added that “Because, it’s a competition, so you should prepare for it. Many people think that it’s automatical that we will go in 2021, but it’s not like that”.
Sonya Tayurskay, the group’s female vocalist agrees that “a song is needed”.
Ilya continues: “But we may write a song in the near future, and we will send a few songs and if it works out we will go, if it doesn’t then we won’t [go to Eurovision]. Because there will be a selection and so on and so on”.
The interviewer prods them for a more definitive answer, asking: “So, the plan is that you will present a few songs to the selection?”
Ilya replies: “We do not really have a plan but there is a chance, yes. But we WILL send the songs”.
Little Big on a Eurovision return
This isn’t the first time that the superstar band have pondered their Eurovision fate.
In April, Ilya told Forbes that:
“Nothing is clear now. This year, Channel One [financed] Eurovision. I think. No, I’m sure. Next year it can be Russia channel. So it’s not clear whether someone else or we will go. If it’s us, then I’m totally up for it. Because I think as we tried, but it didn’t work out due to [superior forces].”
“Sending us again would be a bit wrong I think, because we ourselves are against [staying unchanged], and here it’s like – so we didn’t go, so let’s send us again? It’s not like we don’t have enough artists who can go. We have a lot of cool artists.”
“We tried and did what we could, which seemed to turn out good. Well, we got unlucky, but life goes on. We got what we wanted from this contest, and we would like for other artists to get it [media exposure] as well. I think you need to give way to the others, too.”
Additional reporting by Dayana.
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