Russia: First names for the final confirmed, reports local media

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According to lux.fm, several artists have already been confirmed for the Russian National Final. It was also noted, that the Russian broadcaster and selection commitee has the right to change the list of participants at any stage in the leadup to the national final. So far the following artists have been reportedly confirmed as participants;

– Sara Oks (Rebel Girl)
– Timati & Ayda Garifullina
– Sergey Savin
– Buranovskie Babushki
– Elena Terleeva
– Shinshilli – Pushin Sasha
– Dmitry Bikbaev & 4Post
– Boris Khludnev – Emmo
– Osan Yöstä – Revontulet

Other names suggested by songcontest.ru has included; Dima Bilan, Polina Gagarina, Timur Rodriguez, Zveri, Quest Pistols, Alexander Panayotov and others.

A total of 25 finalists will take place in the final and the list will be published on the official website of the Russian National Broadcaster before the final. The National Final is to take place on March 7th, 2012, where a jury and public vote split will determine the Russian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

Note: This news has not been confirmed by the Russian National Broadcaster.