According to our secure sources, two artists are in the final running to represent Russia at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, Greece: Varvara and Dima Bilan. Earlier today, oikotimes.com wrote that Dima Bilan will represent the largest participating country at the upcoming contest, but our sources claim that the decision will be taken tomorrow.
This year, Russian broadcaster ChannelOne picks its Eurovision Song Contest entry internally.
Varvara, one of the bigger names in the Russian music industry, took part in the national selection last year with Letala da pela. She submitted a powerful up-tempo song that fits well within her current style. Dima Bilan is a well-known singer. He also took part in last year's Russian preselection. With the song Not that simple he finished second. Bilan is said to have send in a strong ballad.
To be continued!