Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000
|Eurovision Song Contest 2000|
|Selection process||Internal selection|
|Final result||2nd, 155 points|
|Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Russia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Russian entry was selected internally by the Russian broadcaster Russian Public Television (ORT). Alsou represented Russia with the song "Solo", which placed 2nd and scored 155 points at the contest.
For the 1998 Contest, Russia was relegated from competing due to a poor average score from the preceding contests. In 1999, Russia was ineligible to compete because of the failure to air the 1998 Contest on television, which was a requirement for future participation.
In order to select the Russian entry for the 2000 Contest, ORT accepted applications from artists, with the aim of staging an open pre-selection. Ultimately, Alsou was internally selected with Russia's first English language contest song, "Solo". The entry was also the first foreign collaboration to represent Russia, as the composers, Andrew Lane and Brandon Barnes, were both American.
The voting spokesperson for Russia was Zhanna Agalakova.
Points awarded to Russia
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
Points awarded by Russia
Points awarded by the Russian jury: