UNO Little Big Russia Eurovision 2020

It’s the national final that’s shrouded in mystery. And, at the time of writing, we don’t even know what acts or songs are in the running to represent Russia at Eurovision 2021. However, one thing is certain. The selection show will air tonight, Monday 8 March, on Russia’s Channel One at 18:00 CET. Here’s how you can watch online.

Little Big are confirmed to appear. However, it remains to be seen whether they’ll competing or just making a guest appearance.

Watch Russia’s Eurovision 2021 national final online

Grand Final | Natsionalnyi otbor — Monday 8 March

Time: 18:00 CET to 19:00 CET

Channel One will stream the programme on its online player.

Typically, the on-demand player is geo-blocked for viewers outside Russia. However, restrictions are not expected to be in place during the selection’s runtime.

Watch Russia’s Eurovision 2021 selection show.

Russia’s national selection for Eurovision 2021

Russia is getting a national final for 2021. Russia’s broadcaster Channel One surprised many fans when it announced the country’s first national final since 2012. In a press release sent out to Russian media, Channel One confirmed details about the brand new selection show that will be used to pick Russia’s act for Eurovision 2021.

At 20:00 Moscow Time on 8 March, the Russian broadcaster will hold a one-hour long television show to pick Russia’s entry. In a promo ad for the show, the broadcaster already suggested that there are more artists to pick from. Starring Little Big’s “Uno” music video dancer Dima Krasilov, the ad said: “On International Women’s Day, and on the first day of Maslenitsa, we will choose with the whole country who will go to Eurovision.”

In its press release, Channel One reaffirmed that it is not only a matter of picking a song. It’s also a matter of picking an artist. This likely means that the broadcaster did not internally select Little Big with a national final to just choose their entry.

However, despite the appearance of Little Big’s dancer in the promotional video, at this stage, the broadcaster has not confirmed which act or acts will compete in the national final. Channel One did not hold open submissions for the national final. The only other large Russian act that showed interest in the contest was rapper Morgenshtern.

As reported by press agency TASS, viewers alone will decide the result of the Russian national final.

Will you be watching Russia’s selection show? Are you excited? Let us know below.

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Milan
Milan
1 month ago

The best thing about this outcome is that Russia has just pushed San Marino into the top 10 at the bookies!

Kieran Edmunds
Kieran Edmunds
1 month ago

The fact San Marino is going to do better than Russia says it all even with diaspora etc
The song is so bad there is nothing catchy about it at all, I only like the instrumental bits

Davidinho
Davidinho
1 month ago
Reply to  Kieran Edmunds

Are you from the future? Has San Marino won?

Una
Una
1 month ago

Spasibo Russia!!

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

this is miles better than uno. period.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

IM SO HAPPY OMG

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

I’ll need the translated lyrics to know for sure how much I like it, but musically it’s one of the most interesting entries this year. And she has lots of charisma.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

A massive downgrade on Little Big but the best choice for tonight. I wish Manizha well in Rotterdam!

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

Honestly, I like this more than Uno!

Mors
Mors
1 month ago

Yees, Manizha did it!

Last edited 1 month ago by Mors
Chris
Chris
1 month ago

For these who are saying it will stay in the semifinals.
How many non-english songs are in this contest?
Finally, something traditional 🙂 🙂 My top 10!

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

FANTASTIC CHOICE!

aroncido
aroncido
1 month ago

Good pick, Mother Russia.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

Manizha it is!

What was written on her outfit?

Mors
Mors
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Rashan wuman, “Russian woman” as written in cyrillic letters.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mors
Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Mors

Thanks. 🙂

Davidinho
Davidinho
1 month ago

MANIZHA

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

OMG MANIZHA WONNN

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

ok here we go!!

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

And we’re back!

nycforever
nycforever
1 month ago

I’m a little bit shocked reading comments how amazing the songs are. They are literally awful. Russians themselves are very disappointed by the songs. And it’s very weird to listen the song about Russian women from Manizha who is Tajik and has no connection to Russian culture at all. She could present the culture she really belongs to, like Dutch performer this year performing in style of his roots or Jamala presenting Tatar culture in Ukraine.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

Um…I think you’ve got your Manizhas mixed up.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

wrong but ok. manizha is Tajik but lives in russia so as far as I’m concerned she is Russian

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

There’s a Manizha who apparently hasn’t performed since 2006 so I doubt that’s her.

Davidinho
Davidinho
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

You are racist. Russians embrace any nationality and accept Manizha as Russian with Tajik roots.

nycforever
nycforever
1 month ago
Reply to  Davidinho

Russians are racist who would never send a song representing another culture than theirs. I would be happy to listen to the songs from her true repertoire.

Last edited 1 month ago by nycforever
Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

Welp…you were wrong!

Davidinho
Davidinho
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

Dina Gripova (2013) is Tatar
Buranovskiye Babushki (2012) are Udmurt
Anastasiya Prikhodko (2009) is Ukrainian
Dima Bilan (2006,2008) is Kabardian
Natalia Podolskaya (2005) is Belarusian
One of the singers in Primier Minister (2002) is black
Alsou (2001) is Tatar
Philip Kirkorov (1995) is half Bulgarian half Armenian
Youddiph (1994) is Jewish

What are you talking, man?

Davidinho
Davidinho
1 month ago
Reply to  Davidinho

Forgot, and another singer in Primier Minister is Gypsy and Peter Nalich (2011) has Balkan roots but we can consider him Russian

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

She is Tajik, and she was born when Tajikistan was part of USSR, so she has some connection…Anyway, I don’t like the songs also

kir
kir
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

She has as much connection with Russian culture as Gjon (who is Albanian) with Swiss/French and Mahmood with Italian.

nycforever
nycforever
1 month ago
Reply to  kir

And Mahmood, for example, always brings Arabic notes in his songs and it is cool and sincere. Because of it he received hateful comments on San Remo(

Daven
Daven
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

I think you would still offend jeangu if you told him he’s not ‘actually Dutch’ because he originates from Surinam. People can be multi cultural.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

not people on youtube hating these….how????? this selection is amazing

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

To paraphrase Beauty and the Beast, they don’t know what they are and it scares them

Fred
Fred
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Your Russia is dropping in odds and I’m so here for it it’s awful.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Fred

im literally Australian but go off

Fred
Fred
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I didn’t say you are russian but your “amazing songs” flopped.xD

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Fred

ur gonna be mad when russia comes top ten lmao, cry more Fred

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Fred

I damn near never root for Russia so this is new for me.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

They are probably just angry that Little Big isn’t selected again and frankly, it’s a bitter pill to swallow to me too. But that aside, the new songs are pretty good.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

I’m also noticing people are giving too much attention to the odds dropping. But the truth is that they would drop anyway without Little Big competing.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

I had to come here when that evil man came on, sorry – tell me when he’s gone.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I have the news muted. I’m here for the music, man.

aroncido
aroncido
1 month ago

I didn’t sign up for this bit with Vladimir Vladimirovitch.

Davidinho
Davidinho
1 month ago
Reply to  aroncido

It’s Women’s Day in Russia – the most important national holiday After Christmas, New Year, and Easter.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Davidinho

If it’s Women’s Day, Manizha’s timing couldn’t have really been more perfect

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  aroncido

Oh god Putin blech

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

imagine if russia had been doing selections like this. the potential wins they could have had

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

This is on par with the best NFs this season and it’s only three songs lol

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

literally, russia please keep doing this selection I beg

ollibox
ollibox
1 month ago

It’s time for some Russian news, after that they will announce the winner 🙂

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

if manizha doesn’t win we riot

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I will also accept Therr Maitz, another amazing song. but I’d have to give the edge to Manizha

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I’m fine with any of them but particularly those two as well.

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I’m leaning a little more towards Therr Maitz, I must say.

Jake
Jake
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I love #2Mashi its such a mood, but i dont have a clue what its about even though its english

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Jake

Not even – half the thing’s in Spanish.

Davidinho
Davidinho
1 month ago

They will announce the results after News

matte
matte
1 month ago

The national selection will continue from cca 19:30 CET / 21:30 MSK

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  matte

Tell us later the winner

Jake
Jake
1 month ago
Reply to  matte

how long for?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

Kalomoira much better than Dima Bilan

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Vania Fernandes had an even better song than both of them. 🙂

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Jelena was my winner that year. “Oro” is a true masterpiece.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

No arguments there. Vania, Jelena, Paolo and Olta all had masterpieces in 2008. 🙂

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

My ’08 fave is Mör ve Otesi. Best Turkish act ever.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I loved Turkey too. In my top 10. 2008 had a *really high top* and a *really low bottom*. A really polarizing year, IMHO.

kir
kir
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Really decent. My top 3 with We Could Be the Same and Dinle.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  kir

My exact top 3 as well! Halley and Besinci Mevsim are also up there for me.

kir
kir
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Just imagine having juries in 2008. She could easily make top 3 by the juries (along with Ani Lorak and Kalomira) and top 5 overall

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  kir

I think the UK’s backup jury had Portugal first in both the semi and the final. THAT’S taste.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

no the believe….

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Here I was, thinking we were about to get the result, but now we’re listening to the worst Eurovision winner ever YEAH I SAID IT

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Still overproduced garbage all these years later. It’s aged like milk. You get Timbaland circa ’08 to produce your entry and THIS is what he comes up with? And yeah, sing it up a key to make it even more grating, fantastic.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I second that. At least Dima looks much better tonight than while performing it back then. And no ice skater spinning in the space of his bedroom.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Put a bowtie on a pig, it’s still a pig

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

SO CUTE!

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

It was the noughties. People looked strange.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

But just 2 years before he looked just fine!

Mircs
Mircs
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

One can argue about that. For me it’s Azerbaijan 2011

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Mircs

Running Scared was a wet blanket of a song, but it doesn’t make me actively grind my teeth in annoyance. I feel its reputation would be better if it hadn’t won. Believe would suck no matter how it finished.

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I never understood the hype for it

kir
kir
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I agree. Voted for Ukraine and Portugal back then in 2008, but Russia (which is my native country) won with such a cheese overproduced entry. Sigh

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  kir

See, maybe Kirkorov sending garbage entries on behalf of his own country has been a long-term revenge for “Believe” beating “Shady Lady” which actually would’ve been a decent winner in that crummy year.

nycforever
nycforever
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

We all know, that Eurovision victory was bought, as well as Azerbaijan did it in 2011.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

Oh well, Serbia IS a “friend” of Russia.

matte
matte
1 month ago

The voting will be open for another 30 minutes or so!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  matte

That makes more sense, it would be impossible to have a national final in just one hour with so many guest acts.

ollibox
ollibox
1 month ago

Well, thank computer Gods there is VPN :p Witchcraft!
I predict that Manizha will take a landslide win 🙂 My favourite!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

It’s funny how some of the reactions are completely different on the other post about the Russian final. I feel the winner will have a hard time in the comments for not being Little Big or something in Sergey’s style.

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I am still “grieving” the loss of Little Big in 2021.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

It’s understandable, but these artists are not the ones to blame here. Wouldn’t it be worst if they were trying to push something quirky in order to try to replace Little Big with something in a similar vein?

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Well it is what it is. I will get over it.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

if Manizha is selected she might be my eurovision winner so far. not even joking, its THAT good

lasse braun
lasse braun
1 month ago

no.3 is a really good one – true russian music + modern beats.
should be the winner. 🙂

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

omg pls let it be Manizha, I keep replaying it its SO GOOD

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

THIS IS TOP 5 OMG PLSSS RUSSIA PICK HeR

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

She’s my favorite too! Would be my highest-ranked Russian entry in ages and ages.

EuroNerd
EuroNerd
1 month ago

another commercial break?! whut

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  EuroNerd

We have more commercial breaks than the actual show hahaha. Though now I’m sure that they’re going to count the votes

EuroNerd
EuroNerd
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

but the voting hasn’t been closed yet, or has it?

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Almost at the hour and I think the voting’s still open.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

Wow Kontopoulos knows Russian?

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

I’m not shocked.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

My theory is that he figured out they were saying his name, LOL

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Little Big just confirmed they aren’t going to Eurovision, which is a total shame because they were such a fan favorite. I am excited to see the new artists but I know many people will be disappointed to not have Little Big perform

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Did they say why there’re not going? Thanks.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

That I do not know, I am surprised since they said they wanted to go. But apparently they and Channel 1 decided to not go. Maybe they will say after the show

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Thanks so much for this. I will keep an eye on the comments and articles.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

Polina is great. She made me like something like “A Million Voices”, this tells how much I appreciate her as a performer.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

“A Million Voices” is so infinitely better in Russian I’m dumbfounded they didn’t keep it that way for Eurovision. I’d like it way more.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Well it’s great in both versions, but I personally enjoy more the English one as I’m able to understand it lol

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Ironically, knowing the lyrics in English made me like it less ‘cuz I thought they were very very generic.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Have you translated the Russian ones, though? Songs often tend to have the same topic and often a lot of similar expressions in another language. Not saying that’s the case here. I just have no idea. It sounds beautiful in Russian, tho.

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
nope
nope
1 month ago

Kirkorov is my paralysis demon

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  nope

Wakey wakey!

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

now, why didn’t we have this Russian ‘a million voices’ at Eurovision? I would have loved it 10000 times more

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Great minds think alike!

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

Thank god there’s POLEGEND GAGARINA

(PS While she sings in Russian I sing the English version hahaha)

Last edited 1 month ago by notyourtoy
Antonio
Antonio
1 month ago

Interesting to see how the Mother Russia is below San Marino in Oddschecker. What a time to be alive!

Fred
Fred
1 month ago
Reply to  Antonio

I mean seeing what they got I’m surprised they not last in the odds.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

So i came back for the final results and the first thing I see is a close up of philip kirkorov’s face singing a dreadfully awful song.

Yea i’m outta here

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Hahahaha mood

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

That final note! That final note!

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Some rumors say that Dana International was vaguely inspired by Kirkorov when creating her ESC winning song in 1998. 😉 😉 😉

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

He covered it later on. That’s kinda interesting. I at least give him credit for being pro-LGBT and pro-Crimea, from what I’ve heard.

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

He literally called Conchita “it” last week, and has never, even remotely given indication that he’s pro-LGBTQI+

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

OK scratch that then. Don’t know where I heard that. I think Sergey is?

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Sergey is pro-LGBT, yes.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Alright, I still like Sergey.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I hope that Koldun is as well, but I have no info on him. Anyway, he had my favorite Belorussian entry ever and later he stopped working with Kirkorov and is his own producer. Looks great tonight as well. 🙂

EDIT: I looked for it and he appears to be (at least generally) pro-LGBT. He performed at a gay club in 2020 and said that he sees no different on who is audience is and that sexual orientation is a neutral and private thing. Good guy, Dimitry!

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Good for him!

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Yeah, good to know that two among my favorite Eastern Bloc performers, Sergey and Koldun, are both pro-LGBT. Makes me like them even more. 🙂

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

He is likely one of those who is pro-LGBT when the West asks and anti-LGBT when conservatives ask. I doubt that his actual opinion is very much on one side or the other. He just wants to be liked by everyone. Take it as you please from it.

kir
kir
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

I’m kinda satisfied with the fact these two Russian (officially) closeted gays were bitten twice in 2016 and 2019 respectively. Especially by Duncan who was pretty open and humble at the same time

Last edited 1 month ago by kir
matte
matte
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

.

Last edited 1 month ago by matte
Mircs
Mircs
1 month ago

Filipp Kirkorov is stealing every minute airtime he’s able to get. Magnificent.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

Manizha’s song and therr maitz’s song both go so hard its so hard to decide

Fred
Fred
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Yeah who would be last in the semi finals easier xD

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Fred

girl shut up

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
1 month ago

Oh no it’s gonna sing

Mircs
Mircs
1 month ago

We don’t have to treat him the way he treats others. Stand above it.

nope
nope
1 month ago

I don’t want to hear or see Kirkorov ever again, I’m so tired of him. And lol @ Natalia being glued to his side like a lost puppy