The EBU issued a statement regarding the participation of Russia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The European Broadcasting Union will not allow to take part in this year’s contest.
Manizha has won the Russian ticket to Eurovision. In a small-sized national final with three songs, her chaotic hiphop song “Russian Woman” emerged as the winner. Little Big announced that they dropped out, after wanting to represent Russia in 2020.
During Russia Decides, the preselection show for Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, it became clear that the group Little Big will not go to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. Three other candidates took the stage on Monday night.
According to the influential Russian newspaper Gazeta, Russia will select its Eurovision Song on March 8th. The newspaper has a source saying Little Big will likely be the only participant in a national final with multiple songs. However, this has not been officially confirmed.
We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.
The Russian entry in Rotterdam is called ‘.UNO’. The song for the group Little Big has been presented on the YouTube channel of the EBU.
Public broadcaster C1R has selected the punk-pop-rave band Little Big to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. Little Big will perform in the first half of the first Semi-Final on the 12th of May.
In the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Russia finished in third place with ‘You are the only one‘ by Sergey Lazarev. The singer took part in 2019 again, and finished in third place again. A disappointment for the superstar.
Performing well in the jury vote is clearly important to Russia in this Eurovision. Sergey Lazarev lost the Eurovision 2016 trophy because of the jury vote, and Philip Kirkorov wants to make sure this does not happen again.