Russia: Last three finalists selected

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Nine instead of ten acts appeared at the start of the third semifinal. Sergei Mazaev who was located in Italy could not reach Moscow in time. Irina Shott won the semifinal. The duo Panayotov & Chumakov and Slava (pictured), who finished second and third, also proceed to next week's Russian national final.

These are the results of the third Russian semifinal:

1 – 35.7% | Irina Shott – Identify yourself
2 – 22.5% | Panayotov & Chumakov – Balalayka
3 – 9.7% | Slava – I wanna be the one

4 – 8.7% | Nikolay Demidov – Differences
5 – 8.1% | Lada Dance – Mixed up world
6 – 6.4% | Polina Griffits – Justice of love
7 – 6.3% | Anita Tsoy – La la ley
8 – 1.8% | Sankt Peterburg – Matryoshki
9 – 0.8% | Victoria Markova – Ya zakroyu dver

Together with the artists who have been selected during the first and the second semifinal, the three will appear in the Russian national final to take place next Friday, 25th February.

These are the 9 Russian finalists:

1. Dima Bilan – It's not that simple
2. Elena Terleeva & Jam – No more war
3. Anastasia Stotskaya – Shadows dance all around me
4. Varvara – Letala da pela
5. Chai Vdvoem – Lusille is my name
6. Natalia Podolskaya – Nobody hurt no one
7. Irina Shott – Identify yourself
8. Panayotov & Chumakov – Balalayka
9. Slava – I wanna be the one

Televoting will decide who'll represent Russia in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on 21st May in Kiev.

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