Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Russia
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) 5 March 2011
Selected entrant Alexey Vorobyov
Selected song "Get You"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (9th, 64 points)
Final result 16th, 77 points
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Russia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry internally.[1] This was the country's fifteenth participation in the contest after debuting in 1994.[2]

National Preselection[edit]

Russian national broadcaster confirmed on 5 March that Alexey Vorobyov will represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "Get You", a song composed by RedOne (Nadir Khayat) and Jack Lucien[citation needed]. The song was supposed to be presented on 12 March, but it was leaked to the internet on 6 March.

At Eurovision[edit]

Alex Vorobyov performing "Get You" at the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 on May 14, 2011.

Russia began the Eurovision journey with Alex Sparrow (Alexey Vorobyov) as their representative in 2011. Russia competed in the first semi final on May 10, 2011, with position 7. Russia had been tipped an early favorite by the bookmakers to win the 2011 contest. After voting ended, Russia qualified for the grand final on Saturday May 14, achieving 9th place and 64 points. After the first semi, Russia drew position 10 for the grand final. At the end of voting in the grand final, Russia ended 16th with 77 points, the worst placing for Russia since 1995, and only the second time they placed outside the top-15.

Points Awarded by Russia[3][edit]

Points Awarded to Russia (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Russia (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bakker, Sietse (31 December 2010). "43 nations on 2011 participants list!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Russia Country Profile". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008