Tanya Mezhentseva Mon Ami russia eurovision 2021

Russia is sending a familiar face to Paris. After an incredibly competitive national final process, the two-time Junior Eurovision winners have decided that Tanya Mezhentseva will go to Paris with her pop song about her friend “Mon Ami”.

Russia in Junior Eurovision 2021: Tanya Mezhentseva “Mon Ami”

The Russian national final this year was thorough indeed! Around 600 submissions were whittled down to just under 70 to progress to the next selection round – the semi-finals. The semi-finals took part in Moscow on 30 September. Dozens, turned to just a dozen for the grand final on 26 October.

The winner was determined by a voting split of 50% jury members and 50% internet voting. The jury consisted of three adult members: Manizha (Russia 2021), Yulia Savicheva (Russia 2004) and Ekaterina Orlova (JESC Head of Delegation for Russia). There were also two children on the panel: Ekaterina Maneshina and Valery Kuzakov.

The winner was, of course, Tanya Mazhentseva with “Mon Ami”. It smashed the public vote gaining 54 points, which was 18.68% of the total vote. Tanya however came in third place with the jury, securing 36 points for a total of 90 points. In the end, 90 was more than enough to seal Tanya’s ticket to Paris in December.

You may recognise Tanya, as she’s actually no stranger to Junior Eurovision. The 11 year old performed with Denberel Oorzhak when they represented Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 with the song “A Time for Us”. They came 13th.

What do the “Mon Ami” lyrics mean?

It is curious to see how France’s winner in 2020 has influenced the style of song countries chose this year. Of course, “J’imagine” sung by Valentina, was an age appropriate, sweet and unbelievably catchy song. However, JESC is quite often inundated with message songs about the peace and the environment. Tanya’s “Mon Ami” steers to the former rather than the latter. As the title suggests, it’s a sweet song about her “Ami”.

Tanya explains on her YouTube page that the song speaks of simple things that we must not forget. The most important thing is to live with an open heart and love without hatred and anger. It is a bright and positive pop song with delicate Eastern European flavours. The music video is also filled with bright colours and fun animations. Perfectly matching the positive, sweet nature of the track.

“Mon Ami” lyrics — Tanya Mezhentseva (Russia Eurovision 2021)

Written and composed by: Danu Boyan, Dmitriy Korochin, Tanya Mezhentseva and Alexander Brashovyan

Russian text

English translation

Друг Мой
Весь мир поет
С музыкой и танцами
Мы объединяем все сердца
Предварительный припев:
Оглянись вокруг себя
Вся жизнь наполнена любовью
Давайте споем вместе ла-ла-ла
Далеко
На горизонте восходит солнце
До утра
Мы наполним мир музыкой солнца
Я – твоя память
Вы можете сохранить этот яркий и красочный момент
Счастье всего на мгновение
Но я могу улететь на его крыльях
Моя любовь
Стрелы лежат
Время остановится на часах
Пять минут
Они могут подождать
И чем будет продолжаться
Оглянись вокруг себя
Вся жизнь наполнена любовью
Давайте споем вместе ла-ла-ла
Иди ко мне
Тайна
Прислушайся к своему сердцу сегодня вечером
Давайте будем свободны
Друг Мой
Похоже на сказку
Следуйте за мной
Вы увидите
Сегодня ночью произойдет волшебство
Представьте себе это
Окончательно
Теперь нас никто не остановит
Мы можем слышать музыку так далеко
Потому что мы слушаем своей душой
Мгновение пройдет, но счастье останется
Дождь не может стереть наши чувства
Просто живи и люби
Иди ко мне
Тайна
Прислушайся к своему сердцу сегодня вечером
Давайте будем свободны
Друг Мой
Похоже на сказку
Следуйте за мной
Вы увидите
Сегодня ночью произойдет волшебство
Представьте себе это
Окончательно
Теперь нас никто не остановит
Mon Amie
The whole world is singing
With music and dances
We unite all the hearts
Look around you
All the life is filled with love
Let’s sing together la-la-la
Far away
On the horizon, the sun is rising
Till morning
We will fill the world with music of the sun
I’m your memory
You can save this bright and colourful moment
Happiness for just a moment
But I can fly away on its wings
Mon amour
The arrows are lying
Time will stop on the clock
Five minutes
They can wait
And than will keep going
Look around you
All the life is filled with love
Let’s sing together la-la-la
Come to me
Mystery
Listen to your heart tonight
Let’s be free
Mon Amie
Feels like a fairytale
Follow me
You will see
Magic will happen tonight
Imagine it
Finally
No one can stop us now
We can hear the music from so far away
Because we are listening with ours soul
The moment will pass, but the happiness will remain
The rain cannot erase our feelings
Just live and love
Come to me
Mystery
Listen to your heart tonight
Let’s be free
Mon Amie
Feels like a fairytale
Follow me
You will see
Magic will happen tonight
Imagine it
Finally
No one can stop us now

What do you think of Russia’s 2021 song? Let us know below.

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Shanfa Chai
Shanfa Chai
1 month ago

My favorite Russian entry in both ESC and JESC!!

This is so much better than what they usually sent to the adult Eurovision.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

That music video is so good. Love the animations!

Aeria
Aeria
1 month ago

Undoubtedly this will do well, but it’s not a winner. It’s a good song but it remains a bit too generic for it to really go the extra mile, unless if the staging is 300% perfection which is never an easy task

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
1 month ago
Reply to  Aeria

I think it will be a battle between Armenia, Italy and Poland this year.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

For me it will be a battle between Poland Armenia, North Macedonia, Georgia and maybe France.