The Russian national final will be held in the RTR studio in Moscow. 140 millions of Russians (by televoting, SMS voting and web voting) together with a professional jury will decide about the strongest competitor who will represent Russia in Oslo. There are not only unknown names in the participants' list tomorrow: Alexander Panaiotov took part in the Russian national final three times before. He also tried his luck in the Ukrainian national final 2009 but didn't manage to reach the final.
Here is the running order of the 25 participants in the Russian national final tonight:
1. Group 'Princessa Avenue'
2. Jay Stever
5. Duet 'Para-bellum'
6. Pyotr Suhov
7. Oleg Bezinskih
8. Natalia Terekhova
9. Group 'Jet Kids'
11. Ekaterina Frolova
12. Ed Shulzhevskiy
13. Music group of Peter Nalitch
14. Group 'Buranovskiye babushki'
15. Alexander Panaiotov
16. Group 'Nano'
17. Natalia Damas and group 'L'brand'
18. Alena Roxis
19. Antonello Carozza
20. Polina Kozhikova
21. Group 'Los Devchatos'
23. Elena Esenina
24. Group 'Alaska'
25. Group 'Scenakardia'
TV viewers can start casting their votes after the first entry has been performed, and the voting window will close 10 minutes after the last song has been performed.
Who will get the Russian ticket to the 2010 Eurovision Song Contes in this exciting competition? You can watch the show here on ESCTV starting at 19:00h CET!
Russia will participate in the First Semi-Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest on the 25th of May.
Last year Russia finished 11th it the 54th Eurovision Song Contest. Their entry, Mamo, was performed by Anastasia Prikhodko.