Russia – Stuck for ideas of how to spend New Year’s Eve this year? You can stay in and watch the Russian national selection! The national final for Eurovision 2014 will be held on December 31st on the Rossiya channel.
The show will be called ‘Kto?’ (Who?)‘. Rossiya announced on its website (here) today that it has opened the submission period. They have invited entries that are contemporary and fit modern pop, but have some national elements. 25 acts will eventually be chosen for the final show.
There is some confusion as the press release states the viewers will solely choose the winner, but the rules state that there will be a mixed jury and televote.
The last time the Russians followed this format, the Russian grannies won easily with ‘Party for Everyone‘. Last year the Russians chose internally, sending Dina Garipova and her song ‘What If‘.