Russia – Channel 1, the broadcaster that shares with RTR the Russian participation and is in charge in 2021, is set to host a rather secretive national final tonight, for an hour. Who will even participate?
Russia has two broadcasters who are EBU members and share the Russian participation in Eurovision. RTR sends Philipp Kirkorov and Dimitris Kontopoulos each time (2014, 2016, 2019) and Channel 1 has been more original and had chosen Little Big last year, who have said on Instagram that they’re not taking part in this NF but will be featured as guest stars. So who is indeed participating? Take your guess (a lot of rumors can be found online).
This is the first Russian NF since 2010! The show starts at 18:00 CET and can be watched here.