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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.

The entry

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

The comments

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

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:


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