Russian national broadcaster Rossija 1 has announced the method and mechanism for the 2014 Russian national final, thus confirming its participation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark next year. The 2014 Russian final will be held on the 31st of December 2013 in Moscow with a total of 25 songs competing for the golden ticket to Denmark.
Rossija 1 has opened the period for artists who wish to compete in the 2014 Russian national final to submit their applications online and has announced the rules and regulations for the 2014 Russian Eurovision national final Kto? (Who?). You can read the rules and regulations on Rossija 1′s official website here
The 2014 Russian Eurovision national selection will consist of 2 phases. The first phase will run from September- October where a special jury will shortlist all the submitted applications to 25.
Rossija 1 will then announce the names of the 25 lucky acts that will compete in the grand final on their offiicial website. The Russian audience along with a special jury will be in charge of the deliberation of the 2014 Russian Eurovision represenative and act on December 31st.
The full results of the jury and public voting will be released after the show both on tv and on the broadcaster’s official website.
Russia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Youdiph’s Vechni Stranik, and has won the event once in 2008 with Dima Bilan’s Believe, and hosted Europe’s favourite television show in 2009 on home soil in Moscow.
In 2013 Russian national broadcaster Channel 1 Russia selected Dina Garipova to represent Russia at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest via an internal selection. Dina achieved an honorable 5th placing with her entry What If.
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