UPDATE: The list of the Russian participants confirmed

UPDATE: The list of the Russian participants confirmed
Buranovskiye Babushki. Courtesy: www.newsmusic.ru
Moscow, Russia -

Today, the Russian broadcaster RTR announced the list of participants in the national final to be held on the 7th of March. Among 25 artists are Dima Bilan and Julia Volkova who are going to sing a duet.

25 entries have been chosen by a professional jury in the intern Russian preselection.The running order of competing acts has been drawn by lot.

Here is the order of appearance in which the finalists will perform in the show:

1. Lena Maksimova
2. Ksenona
3. Irson Kudikova
4. Band The UPS
5. SARDOR
6. Band 4POST
7. Efrosiya
8. Band UNITE IT
9. Katya Savelyeva
10. Olga Makovetskaya
11. Rene
12. Duet Farinelli Balls
13. Polina Smolova
14. CHINKONG feat. KARINA
15. Mari Karne
16. Mark Tishman
17. Ed Sulzhevskij
18. Elena Ekimova
19. Julia Volkova & Dima Bilan
20. Riff Action Family
21. Duet AIDA & TIMATI
22. Pavla
23. Duet Syostry Syo
24. Band Buranovskiye Babushki
25. Band Jet Kids

Among the candidates, there are unknown and famous faces. Dima Bilan has a huge Eurovision experience behind him. He represented Russia in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with Never Let You Go, finishing second, and he won Europe's Favourite TV Show in 2008 with the song Believe.

Julia Volkova was one of the members of the Russian duo t.A.T.u. that participated in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing third with the song Ne Ver', Ne Boisya.
The band Buranovskiye Babushki has tried their luck in the Russian national selection in 2010 but didn’t reach the final.

The Russian national Final is scheduled to take place on the 7th of March and will be broadcast live. During that show, viewers in Russia will be able to give their voices for their favourite candidate by televoting, SMS voting and web voting. Voting will start after the first entry and will be closed after 10 minutes after the last entry. The winning act will be chosen by televoting, SMS voting, web voting (50%) and a professional jury (50%). The winner will have to sign a three-year contract with the local broadcaster RTR.


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  • Posted on 7/March 2012 at 21:53
    YEEEEESSSS Babushi =))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5/March 2012 at 19:24
    plz grannies or 4post report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5/March 2012 at 13:08
    Go Dima and Julia! Make this Eurofan proud! I watched your Esc contests you been there! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4/March 2012 at 02:10
    My heart belongs to the grannies but they will not win! The winner will be either Dima's duet or Timothy"s ! The boyz got d $ to sail true damn mother fucker.... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4/March 2012 at 02:00
    any one know if the Russian national Finals will be streamed anywhere for those of us outside russia and europe to see? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 21:00
    WHERE IS NYUSHA? :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 19:26
    dima bilan <33 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 17:11
    DİMA BİLAN super.forever.good luck.Number oNe.:D:D:D:D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 11:08
    PLEAS SEND Buranovskie Babushki !!! :D they are the best!!
    or 4post
    or mark tishman -_- report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 11:07
    Buranovskie Babushki or 4post or maybe mark tishman i hope for the grannies :D
    sooo COME ON Buranovskie Babushki!!!!! :D :D :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 10:53
    To those who are curious..Julia Volkova & Dima Bilan's song is called " Back To The Future". report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 10:39
    Hello
    Is there any other singer who can represent Russia in contest? I could not realize, what Dima wants from ESC ;)))))))))))))))) We don't want to see you again. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 10:07
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 07:56
    If Dima Bilan is elected, he won't win in ESC. Band Buranovskiye Babushki will be one of the most original participants. So it would be interesting to see them :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 07:46
    Irsen Kudikova number 3 - an interesting lady. Let's see what a song report to the moderator