Polina Bogusevich, the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017, has revealed that she would like to participate in the adult Eurovision Song Contest. Polina gave a press conference, after which this news was picked up by press agency TASS.
Upon arrival in Moscow after winning JESC 2017, Polina spoke to Russian reporters. She told them that she considers her victory in the Junior Eurovision “a serious and worthy step towards future successes”.
However, she does not consider herself a superstar because she won. She will now spend the next two years working hard to get the chance to also represent Russia in the adult Eurovision Song Contest.
If her plans succeeded, she would follow in the footsteps of the Tolmachevy Sisters. They won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and later took part in the adult Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.
In the past, several other Junior Eurovision Song Contest participants moved on to the adult stage. Examples are Nevena Božović (Serbia) and O’G3NE (The Netherlands). The 2015 San Marinese representatives both had Junior-experiences: Anita Simoncini and Michele Perniola took part in different editions of JESC.