Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest


Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Infobox Eurovision country
Name = Russia



Member station = Channel One/ Channel Russia
ESC apps = 12
National selection event = none
ESC first = 1994
ESC best = 1st, 2008
ESC worst = 17th, 1995
Website = [http://www.1tv.ru/eurovision/ Channel One page] [http://evrovid.rutv.ru/ Channel Russia page]
EBU page = http://www.eurovision.tv/index/main?page=67&country=34

Russia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 12 times, and every year since 2000. Their debut was in the 1994 contest after Russia became a member of the EBU. In both 2000 and 2006, Russia came second in the contest with Alsou's song Solo and Dima Bilan's Never Let You Go respectively. In both 2003 and 2007, Russia placed 3rd, with t.A.T.u.'s Ne Ver', Ne Boysia and Serebro's Song #1 respectively.Russia finally won their first Eurovision in 2008, when Dima Bilan, participating for the second time in the contest, won with the song Believe, bringing the contest to Russia for 2009.

Broadcasters

* 1994, 1996, 2008 — Channel Russia (formally RTR)
* 1995, 1997, 1999-2007, 2009 — Channel One
* 1998 — contest not broadcast in Russia

Contestants

External links

* [http://www.eurovision.tv/ Eurovision official website]
* [http://esckaz.com/russia/indexe.htm History of Russia at Eurovision]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2JqHKlKu6Y Video of song "Song Nº1"]


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