Tatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak, Russia’s representatives at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland, have gone post apocalyptic in the official video for their entry “A Time for Us.”
In a revamped version of their national selection winning song, which you may recall won in a landslide and contains in Kyzyl native Oorzhak one of the more distinctive vocal performances you will ever hear at a Junior Eurovision contest, both kids are lost in a post-apocalyptic world, but band together and offer a vision of hope for the future.
12-year-old Oorzhak, from Kyzyl in the Far Eastern Russian republic of Tuva, will join 9-year-old Mezhentseva on November 24, 2019, and after crushing it in Russia, will be considered heavy favorites for the Junior Eurovision crown, especially with this slick revamp.
Russia, like local rivals Belarus and Georgia, are perennial heavyweights in the Junior Eurovision contest, having won the title twice: in 2007 with the Tomalchevy Sisters and in 2017 with Polina Bogusevich.
Last year’s entry, Anna Filipchuk’s “Unbreakable,” was in 10th place Russia’s lowest ever finish, though Russia has never finished in the bottom half of the table.
What do #YOU think of Russia’s chances at Junior Eurovision 2019 with “A Time for Us”? Will Denberel and Mezhentseva restore Russia’s place at the top, or could this be a first-time bottom half finish? Let us know in the comments below, in our forum, or on social media.