Mikhail Smirnov sings Mechta for Russia
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The 12-year-old Mikhail Smirnov has tonight the Russian national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest won by 2015. With the song “Mechta” he will represent his country in the final in Sofia.
To the preliminary round names eighteen young candidates. During the broadcast itself the audience could not vote: there could only be voted online in advance on the basis of the studio versions of the songs. Those votes were added to the results of a seven-member jury. Together they chose the song Mechta.
Mechta is Russian for dream, and so committed to a remarkable, dreamy trend further: two years ago the Russians had a song that meant Dream further , and last year they released a song entitled Dreamer.
The thirteenth JESC takes place on Saturday 21st november in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.