Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Russia participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Hasselt, Belgium. The Russian entry was selected through an internal selection. On 10 November 2005 it was revealed that Vladislav Krutskikh would represent Russia in the contest with the song "Doroga k solntsu".
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005|
|Selection process||Internal selection|
|Selection date(s)||10 November 2005|
|Selected entrant||Vladislav Krutskikh|
|Selected song||"Doroga k solntsu"|
|Final result||9th, 66 points|
|Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
Before Junior EurovisionEdit
In May 2005, the EBU along with VRT and RTBF, announced that Russia and Russian broadcaster RTR would debut at the contest in Hasselt. A professional jury internally selected fifteen artists and selected the winner to represent Russia in the contest. The reason behind the internal selection was because the invitation to participate was sent very late in the year, and they couldn't afford to organise a televised national final.
On 10 November 2005, a press-conference devoted to the participation in the contest was held, revealing that Vladislav Krutskikh and "Street Magic" was selected to represent Russia in the 2005 contest with the song "Doroga k solntsu". The song was written by Kim Breitburg, Artyom Kavaleryan and Vlad Krutskikh himself, and was premiered on the RTR channel that day.
At Junior EurovisionEdit
Vladislav Krutskikh was joined on stage by three boys and two girls from Street Magic's dance troupe: Vsevolod Tarasov, Daria Gorskaya, Denis Uskov, Maria Pestunova and Vladislav Geshele.
- All countries received one set of 12 points to ensure no country finished with nul points.
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