Following the victorious Dima Bilan and his Believe, the professional jury, consisting of music and TV producers, chose a total of fifteen finalists for this year. The lucky chosen ones are as follows (all song titles have been translated to English):
All finalists will perform live on Channel One Russia on 7th of March. Viewers will vote for the three leaders by phone calls and SMS and then the jury will name the winning song out of those three.
Russia won last year's edition of Europe's favorite TV-show and thus will host the contest this year in Moscow.