Russia: Selection details announced

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Russia has now officially confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 by announcing their selection format for the Russian entry to the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

The selection of the Russian entry will be determined by two phases; the first being preliminary auditions and secondly the Russian National Final. Phase one auditions will begin this month and will end in February, 2012. During this phase, a professional jury will select a total of 25 songs and artists from the applicants to reach phase two – the Russian National Final. Those 25 finalists will be published on the official website of the Russian National Broadcaster.

The National Final, or phase two, is to take place on February 26th, 2012, where a jury and public vote split will determine the Russian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

Applications should be sent to the following address:
marked “Eurovision 2012”
115162, Moscow, ul. Shabolovka, 37

Stay tuned!