C1 Russia, the Russian national broadcaster has infomed esctoday.com that Russia will opt for an internal selection in order to select their 2013 Eurovision representative and entry. The Russian broadcaster will reveal the name of their representative in due course.
Last December Channel 1 Russia invited artists and composers wishing to represent Russia at the forthcoming Song Contest to send in their applications to the broadcaster via an online form on their official website.
Russia debuted at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin with Youdiph’s Vechni Stranik, and has graced the Eurovision stage 16 times. Since the year 2000 Russia has been in the final every year, and taken silver thrice (2000,2006 and 2o12) and bronze twice (2003, 2007) as well. Russia won Eurovision gold in 2008 when Dima Bilan triumphed in Belgrade with Believe and gave Russia the honour of hosting the 20009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.
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