Members of a professional jury initially named fifteen finalists for the Russian national selection, and later added Anastasia Prikhodko to the list. The lucky chosen ones are as follows (all song titles have been translated to English):
Aleksa - Stop Thinking Of You
Breakdown - Breakdown
Valeria - Back To Love
Alexey Vorobyov - Heart Hunting
Venger Kollektive - 9 O’clock Moscow Night
Polina Griffits - Love Is Independence
Quatro - Love You
Thomas Kristansen - One More Try
Avenue Princess - Never, Never...
Tim Rox - The Happiest Man
Anna Semenovich - Love Lovila
Nikolay Fokeev - You Can Stop The Time
Plazma - Never Ending Story
Nano - Triator
Unisex - Hey-hey-hey
Anastasia Prikhodko - Mama
Viewers will vote for the three leaders by phone and SMS. A jury will name the winning song out of those three.
During the show, United Kingdom representative Jade will perform her 2009 Eurovision Song Contest entry My Time, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Diane Warren.