Russie 2000


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.[1]

Internal selection

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

At Eurovision

Russia performed 9th at the 2000 Contest, following Norway and preceding Belgium. After the voting concluded, Russia scored 155 points and placed 2nd.

The voting spokesperson for Russia was Zhanna Agalakova.[4]

Points awarded to Russia

Points awarded to Russia[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

Points awarded by the Russian jury:[1]

12 points  Denmark
10 points  Croatia
8 points  Malta
7 points  Macedonia
6 points  Romania
5 points   Switzerland
4 points  Germany
3 points  France
2 points  Spain
1 point  Latvia


  1. ^ a b c « Eurovision Song Contest 2000 ». Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Mikheev, Andy. « Eurovision 1998 ». ESCKaz. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Mikheev, Andy. « Eurovision 1999 ». ESCKaz. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Mikheev, Andy. « Eurovision 1997 Alsou ». ESCKaz. Retrieved 11 July 2013.