This year a record breaking 20 countries will be taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Minsk, Belarus on the 25th November 2018. With around two weeks to go until the competition, Eurovoxx will introduce you to each artist, and give a little insight to the country they will be representing. Today's installment comes from Russia who will be represented by Anna Filipchuk.
Who Is Anna Filipchuk?
This year Russia will be represented by Anna Filipchuk with her song, "Nepobedimy". The Russian child singer was born in Barnaul, Alta Krai on the 9th November 2004, and has recently turned fourteen years old. Anna currently studies at the Igor Krutoy Academy. From a very young age, she has been destined for big things. At the age of 2 she started training at the local theatre, and performed her first solo song at the age of 5. At 7, she started entering musical competitions.
There is more to Anna than music, as she currently studies English, French and Italian. She is also sporty, and is quite the keen tennis player. She has also been a television presenter, and seems to be an all rounder. Anna is winner of the 1st degree of the international festival competition ‘Costa Del Arte’ in Spain, winner of the international competition ‘VinArt’. The young singer has also been the winner of the all-Russian festival contest ‘From the Volga to the Yenisei’. She can now add Junior Eurovision to this, her song "Nepobedimy" has amassed 82,000 hits on YouTube since its original release. You can check out the video below:
How Was Anna Chosen?
Russia were one of the first countries to decide this years Junior Eurovision entries. Their national final was held on the 3rd June this year at the children's camp Artek. It wasn't broadcast live, but aired the next day. Twelve songs competed with the entries being previously released on the 27th May 2018. Anna shone through, and won with 9.8% of the vote, her nearest rival DoDoStar had 9.23% of the vote.
Eurovoxx Reacts To "Nepobedimy"
Russia At The Junior Eurovision
Russia first competed at the contest all the way back in 2005 when Vladislav Krutskikh sang "Doroga k solntsu" (Дорога к солнцу), coming a respectable 9th place, which was also their lowest ever placing. Since then they have entered every year, with this year being their 14th time at the competition. They have a very impressive record at the competition. They have won it twice, the first time was back in 2006 when the Tolmachevy Twins sang, "Vesenniy jazz" (Весенний джаз). They also won it last year with Polina Bogusevich sang, "Wings" (Крылья). The country have always been in the top ten, and secured an impressive nine top 5 finishes, and four top 3 finishes. Will Anna make it a third win?
All the team at Eurovoxx would like to wish this young, talented singer a "Удачи"!!!! in Minsk.
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