The Igor Krutoy Academy has opened submissions for the Russian national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Once again, as it has been happening since 2015, the Russian entry for the EBU’s music show for kids will be selected from a national final organised by the popular academy in cooperation with Karusel TV.
All interested candidates shall send their applications from now until September 1st following the rules of the competition:
- Applicants must be aged between 9 to 14 years on the day of the Junior Eurovision in Armenia, which is still to be revealed.
- The contest is open to Russian citizens that have been legally living in the country for at least two years prior to the contest.
- The song must be original and not have been released before.
- The singer must be the author of the song or have participated in the composition of the music and lyrics.
- The track is required to have a duration of 2:50 to 3 minutes.
- 40% of the lyrics is allowed to be written in English.
- Candidates will be required to perform the song live accompanied by an instrumental track.
Further information about the rules and the contest can be found on the official website http://jesc-russia.com/ .
From all the submissions received, a professional jury panel will select a number of participants that will take part in a semifinal that will be held in September in Moscow. At the semifinal, all candidates will perform their songs live in front of the expert panel that will choose the acts that will compete at the national final show. Like in previous editions, the winner of the Russian national selection will be decided by an equal combination of online voting, which will be open a few days before the final, and an expert panel that will watch the performances live at the national final.
Tanya Mezhentseva represented Russia at Junior Eurovision 2021 in Paris with ‘Mon Ami’, which led her to 7th place.