On 14 September, the Russian semi-final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 took place in Moscow. The best 11 songs and artists were selected by a professional jury, which included representatives of the Russian show business and art industry.
39 contestants from different regions attended after over 100 applications were submitted earlier in the year.
The following 11 finalists are set to participate in the final on 25 September:
Artyom Morozov - Лети (Fly)
Arseny Slesarev - Что ты наделала, baby? (What Have You Done, Baby?)
Artyom Fokin - Возьми мою руку (Take My Hand)
Gennady Pereverdiev - Настроение Панда (Mood Panda)
LittleZ: Mikhail Koval and Polina Koroleva - Первая любовь (First Love)
Sergey Filin and Veronica Litovchenko - В трендах TikTok (In TikTok Trends)
Sofia Kirsenko - Просто жить (Just Live)
Sofia Tumanova - Больше света (More Light)
Sophia Feskova - Мой новый день (My New Day)
Sophia Shkepu - Alise
Rutger Garecht - Дорога - моя судьба (The Road Is My Destiny)
The 11 finalists have some exciting rehearsals ahead of the national final, including working with voice and choreography coaches and professional stylists.
The final will be held on 25 September in Moscow and the winner will be revealed on 26 September. The winner will be chosen through a combination of online voting and the votes of a professional jury.
The show will be broadcast by International TV channel 'Carousel' on 26 September at 17:00 CEST.
You can vote!
From 16 September to 24 September, you can vote for your favourite artist and his or her song via jesc-russia.com.
Stay tuned to find out which of these 11 finalists will represent Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.