Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Russia
National selection
Selection process Evrovidenie 2012
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Selection date(s) 7 March 2012
Selected entrant Buranovskiye Babushki
Selected song "Party for Everybody"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (1st, 152 points)
Final result 2nd, 259 points
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2011 2012 2013►

Russia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Russian entry was selected through a national final, organised by the Russian broadcaster RTR. Buranovskiye Babushki represented Russia with the song "Party for Everybody", which qualified from the first semi-final and went on to place 2nd in the final, scoring 259 points.[1][2]

National Final[edit]

On 28 December 2011, RTR confirmed Russia's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku by announcing the details for the national selection.[3] All singers and songwriters were invited to apply to the selection until February, when a selection committee reviewed the received applications.[4] A special committee selected a total of 25 acts to proceed to the national final.[5]

The Russian national final was held on 7 March 2012, hosted by Olga Shelest and Mikhail Zelenskiy.[2] After the combination of jury votes and televoting, Buranovskiye Babushki were the winners with the song "Party for Everybody".[2] The jury panel for the final consisted of: Sergej Arhipov, Igor Krutoy, Aleksandr Igudin, Philipp Kirkorov, Arman Davletyarov, Roman Emelyanov and Gennadiy Gochshteyn.[2]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Jury & Televote Place
1 Lena Maksimova "Brave" 4,96 13
2 Ksenona "Close My Eyes" 4,02 21
3 Irson Kudikova "Woman's Heart Never Lies" 4,15 19
4 The Ups! "Kiss" 5,00 12
5 Sardor "Believe" 3,46 24
6 4POST "Navstrechu Nebu" (Towards the sky) 6,32 6
7 Efrosiya "Ya Tebya Lyubila" (I loved you) 4,06 20
8 Unite It "Filling My Life" 4,44 16
9 Katya Savelieva "Life's Beautiful" 5,32 9
10 Olga Makovetskaya "Positive Emotions" 4,52 15
11 Rene "I Miss You" 4,28 17
12 Farinelli Balls "Breath Away Song" 5,06 11
13 Polina Smolova "Michael" 5,79 7
14 Chinkong ft. Karina "High Up" 4,68 14
15 Marie Carné "Mezhdu Nebom I Zemlyoy" (Between Heaven and Earth) 4,24 18
16 Mark Tishman "Money vs Love" 6,73 5
17 Ed Shulzhevskiy "Sto Minut" (One hundred minutes) 3,65 23
18 Elena Ekimova "Do You Like?" 5,58 8
19 Dima Bilan & Julia Volkova "Back To Her Future" 29,25 2
20 Riff Action Family "Sky" 5,09 10
21 Timati & Aida Garifullina "Fantasy" 26,74 3
22 Pavla "One Million Butterflies" 3,93 22
23 Syostry Syo "Une Marionette" (A Puppet) 6,98 4
24 Buranovskiye Babushki "Party for Everybody" 38,51 1
25 Jet Kids "Oh Yeah" 3,23 25

At Eurovision[edit]

Russia competed in the second half of the first semi-final (14th on stage), on 22 May 2012, following Denmark and preceding Hungary. Buranovskiye Babushki received 152 points and placed 1st, thus qualifying for the final on 26 May.[6]

In the final, Russia was drawn to perform 6th, after Bosnia and Herzegovina and preceding Iceland. The Russian entry scored a total of 259 points and placed 2nd in the final.[1]

Split Results[edit]

  • In the Semi-final Russia came 1st with 152 points: the public awarded Russia 1st place with 189 points and the jury awarded 8th place with 75 points.[7]
  • In the Final Russia came 2nd with 259 points: the public awarded Russia 2nd place with 332 points and the jury awarded 11th place with 94 points.[7]

Points Awarded to Russia[edit]

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

Points Awarded by Russia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ a b c d Omelyanchuk, Olena (7 March 2012). "See: Buranovskiye Babushki to represent Russia". 
  3. ^ Hondal, Victor (28 December 2011). "Russia: National final to be held on February 26th". ESCToday.com. 
  4. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (29 December 2011). "Russia revealed its rules for the national selection". Eurovision.tv. 
  5. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (1 March 2012). "UPDATE: The list of the Russian participants confirmed". Eurovision.tv. 
  6. ^ a b c "Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (1)". Eurovision.tv. 
  7. ^ a b Siim, Jarmo (18 June 2012). "Eurovision 2012 split jury-televote results revealed". Eurovision.tv.