The first Russian semifinal takes place tonight. 10 artists will compete for 3 places in the final. The decision is in the hands of the Russian audience who will be able to cast their vote by telephone. Russian broadcaster Channel 1 invited Alsou, Julia Savicheva and Alexander Malinin as guest singers in the show.
These are the 10 participants in the first Russian semifinal:
2. Roman Polonsky
3. Batyrkhan Shukenov
5. Dima Bilan
6. Katia Bachurina
7. Jam and Terleeva
9. Roman Smirnov
10. Anastasia Stotskaya
The most famous artists in tonight's semifinal are Reflex, Anastasia Stotskaya and Dima Bilan. Channel 1 invited Alsou (Russia 2000 – Solo), Julia Savicheva (Russia 2004 – Believe me) and Alexander Malinin to perform as guest singer in the show.
Tonight's semifinal will be broadcast online as of 18.20 CET. 100% televoting will decide which three artists will proceed to the Russian final, to be held on 25th February.