RUSSIA 2014: NF PLANS CHANGE AGAIN
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Russian national broadcaster (Russia TV) announced another change of plans for the country’s national selection of Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Originally a talent show was set for many heat to end up in a grand final on December 31st. Then the broadcaster decided to have one final on 29 or 31 of December through which the Eurovision 2014 artist (only) would be chosen.
Today the Russian national broadcaster announced they will hold the Eurovision 2014 national final in March (with no specific date announced yet) and moved the deadline for submissions for February 28th. The reasons according to some sources is the lack of interest and submissions by well known artists. Officially Russia TV claims on VK.com that the broadcaster received numerous participations and had to extend the deadline!
The national final will take in March and preliminary information from RTR’s post on VK.com claim that the winner will be declared by tele voting 100%.
The names appearing on the web to have submitted an entry so far are: DaKi, Zlat Khabibullin, KaZZaky LTD, Military Ensemble Alexandrovci, Payuschie Trusy (Singing underpants) and Ukrainian singer Natanika.