Junior Eurovision 2021: Russia
The Aussievision team have listened and ranked all Junior Eurovision songs and we have our final rankings. Russia have finished in ninth place. Details, individual rankings and comments below.
Tanya Mezhentseva - 'Mon Ami'
Moscow-born Tanya Mezhentseva will turn 12 years old just days before competing in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris.
Tanya has been singing since she was four and can also play several musical instruments. She was chosen at the end of October to represent Russia from a national final which consisted of 12 artists.
Tanya is no stranger to the stage, having competed in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 as a the duet. They placed thirteenth.
The Aussievision team rankings
4th - Emma
5th - Cooper
6th - Hugo
7th - Josh
7th - Mike
7th - Tim
9th - Dale
9th - Estelle
9th - Laura
11th - Ford
11th - Hayley
11th - Kyriakos
13th - Craig
17th - Steve
Such an improvement on Tanya's previous Junior Eurovision entry as part of a duo . . . This has grown on me after several listens with a catchy chorus that you can't help sing along to. Should come alive on the stage. ~ Emma
It's modern, age appropriate, catchy, and most importantly enjoyable! 'Mon Ami' is one of the best songs Russia's sent to Junior Eurovision and Tanya ha a great energy that will help carry this song. Definitely looking out for this song because it could take out the win. ~ Cooper
Quite a lot of English for a junior entry; hopefully the diction on the night doesn't let her down. But besides that, this is a really catchy song and I quite like the verses. A very polished entry from Russia, and a very good chance to do well. ~ Hugo
Good overall package here from Russia. It has a real French flavour and I think that should work well live in Paris. ~ Mike
Another Russian entry with a Latin feel (Little Big 2020, but not anywhere near as weird!). She has quite a nice voice. ~ Hayley
Russia at Junior Eurovision
This year will mark Russia's seventeenth participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Since debuting in the competition in 2005, the nation has never failed to send a representative to the Contest.
Russia are amongst the most successful nations in the Contest, only having failed to make the top ten on one occasion (unfortunately being the other time Tanya was one of their representatives). They bring along with them two wins - the Tolmachevy Twins 'Vesenniy jazz' in 2006 (who went on to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014), and more recently Polina Bogusevich's 2017 entry 'Wings'.
"The entry" and "Russia at Junior Eurovision" written by Hayley and Ford
Aussievision team's Junior Eurovision 2021 rankings
10th place - Albania - Anna Gjebrea - 'Stand By You' 11th place - Netherlands - Ayana - ‘Mata Sugu Aō Ne’ 12th place - Azerbaijan - Sona Azizova - ‘One of Those Days’ 13th place - Ireland - Maiú Levi Lawlor - 'Saor (Disappear)' 14th place - Germany - Pauline - 'Imagine Us' 15th place - Kazakhstan - Alinur & Beknur - 'Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)' 16th place - Serbia - Jovana and Dunja - 'Children's Eyes' 17th place - Malta - Ike & Kaya - ‘My Home’ 18th place - Portugal - Simão Oliveira - 'O Rapaz' 19th place - Bulgaria - Denislava and Martin - 'Voice of Love'
Aussievision Podcast - Junior Eurovision 2021 Preview
Our bonus preview episode of Junior Eurovision 2021 is out. We run through the Contest, the top 3 songs from the Aussievision team and make predictions.
Listen to it on Apple Podcasts here:
And on Spotify here: