Ekaterina Ryabova to represent Russia this year

Ekatrina, who was chosen by a jury and by the viewers at home through televoting, won a spectacular victory in the Russian national final. During the show, 2008 Eurovision Song Contest winner Dima Bilan gave a guest performance.

Several other countries are currently preparing their national selections for the 2009 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Stay tuned for more news on the 2009 selection season with JuniorEurovision.tv!