RUSSIA – The Russian national final will take place on 8 March 2021, hosted by Yana Churikova. Three artists and songs will participate and the winner will be selected exclusively through a public televote. The show will be broadcast on Channel One.
Russia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 22 times since its first entry in 1994. Russia had won the contest on one occasion in 2008 with the song “Believe” performed by Dima Bilan. In 2016, Russia finished third with the song “You Are the Only One” performed by Sergey Lazarev, who would later return to represent his country again in 2019 with the song “Scream”, also finishing in third place. In 2018, Russia placed fifteenth in the second semi-final with the song “I Won’t Break” performed by Yuliya Samoylova, making it the first time Russia did not qualify for the final since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004.
- Therr Maitz “Future Is Bright”
- #2Mashi “Rare Words”
- Manizha “Russkaya Zhenschina” (Русская Женщина)