As esctoday.com reported earlier this week Russian Channel One has been looking at a number of options to represent the country in the next Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki. Latest reports claim that the act most likely to get the green light are a newly formed girl band by the name of Serebro (Silver).
The special committee responsible for the selection, ie Laris Dolynoi, Vladimir Matetsky (composer), Igor Matvienko (producer) and Yuriy Aksioty (from Chanel 1) are reported to have been favoring the band Eros until they heard the song submitted by Serebro.
Serebro are completely unknown to the Russian public, having not released an album or performed in a concert yet. Still they are the ones that will probably hold the Russian flang in Helsinki, under the stewardship of Max Fadeev. Fadeev produced Julia Savicheva's 2004 Eurovision Song Contest entry, Believe me. The only Serebro member that has had some exposure so far is Elena Temnikova, a participant in the third season of Fabrika zvyezd (Star Factory).
OGAE Russia also expects Serebro to be the representatives but states that no official confirmation has yet reached the fan club. OGAE Russia have contacted the Head of Delegation who hasn't been able to confirm either. Stay tuned as we will be updating you with the lastest information as it comes in.