Not only in Austria a representative for Kiev will be chosen tonight. Also Russia will be holding its national final. After three semifinals, nine artists have qualified for the Russian national final. Last year's Greek representative Sakis Rouvas will be one of the guest stars invited by Channel One.
These are the nine 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. Panayotov & Chumakov – Balalayka
8. Slava – I wanna be the one
9. Irina Shott – Identify yourself
Among the guest stars to appear in tonight's Russian final are Sakis Rouvas, who represented Greece at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Shake it and 80's hit wonder Bonnie Tyler.
The winner of the Russian national final will represent his country in the final of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest on 21st May in Kiev.