Sofia to Represent Russia

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The Russian broadcaster Russia-1 was responsible for organising Russia‘s national final this year. It was held on 16th August 2016 at Artek in Crimea and the winner was Sofia Fisenko with Zhivaya voda (Living Water)’. The voting was 50/50 jury and internet voting. Sofia is 14 and has previously participated in the national final in 2013, coming 3rd. She told MiaMusic after winning: “I am very pleased I won and it’s like a fairy-tale at the moment. I sang a song Living Water, which reveals what takes place in the soul and mind of a teenager when they grow older. As I am also a representative of the younger generation, I know that very well. I am really hoping for strong support from friends and fans!”

Results were:

1st – Sofia Fisenko – Zhivaya Voda (jury winner, internet winner)
2nd – Maria Mirova – Padayem i vzletayem (jury 2nd)
3rd – Friends – Derzhi menya za ruku (internet 2nd place)
4th – Yulya Asessorova – Ya Ne Boyus
5th – Maria Zhuravleva – Nauchu mechtat (internet 3rd place)
6th – Alexey Zabugin – Rozhyonniye Pod Solntsem (jury 3rd)
7th – Katya Maneshina – Lyubov spasyot etot mir
8th – Lilya Verdiyan – Tantsuy so mnoy bystreye
9th – Vilena Hikmatullina – Nado Kruzhit
10th – Alisa Khilko – Golovolomki
11th – Chto Skazhut Deti – Bit Nashego Serdtsa
12th – Milana Pavlova – Navsegda veryu
13th – Liza Kuznetsova – Prisnilos
14th – Milana Zharekhina – Oglyanites
15th – Sofia Pastushkova – Pover v sebya
16th – Zhara – Papochka, Kupi Gitaru

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