Polina Bogusevich

Polina Bogusevich
JESC 2017. Press conference of Polina Bohusevich.jpg
Background information
Birth name Polina Sergeyevna Bogusevich
Born (2003-07-04) 4 July 2003 (age 15)[1]
Moscow, Russia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Associated acts Dima Bilan

Polina Sergeyevna Bogusevich (Russian: Полина Сергеевна Богусевич; born 4 July 2003)[1] is a Russian singer. She represented Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Wings", and went on to win the competition. She is the second Russian entrant to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

She previously competed in season one of Golos deti, where she progressed to the battle rounds.

Life and career[]

Early life and career[]

Bogusevich was born in Moscow on 4 July 2003 to parents Yulia and Sergey Bogusevich.[1][2] She is of mixed Russian and Korean ancestry, while her family originates in Omsk.[3] Bogusevich is a student at the Academy of Popular Music. She began her professional singing career in 2012, while taking part in an international arts festival in Macedonia, and later appeared on the television programs Okno v Parizh and Shkola muzyki.[4]

2014–present: Golos deti, New Wave Junior, and Junior Eurovision[]

In 2014, Bogusevich was selected to compete in season one of Golos deti. After her blind audition, she joined Team Dima Bilan. She progressed to the battle rounds, where she was eliminated from the competition. Following Golos deti, Bogusevich took part in New Wave Junior 2014, as one of the two Russian representatives. She went on to place second in the competition.[5][6]

In April 2017, Bogusevich was confirmed to be taking part in the Russian national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Krylya".[7] She later went on to win the national selection, and was awarded the right to represent Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi.[8] The song was later given an English language title for Junior Eurovision, "Wings". At the final on 26 November 2017, Bogusevich was declared the winner of the competition, becoming only the second Russian entrant to win and the first since the Tolmachevy Sisters won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006.[9][10]

Discography[]

Title Year Album
"Wings" (Krylya; Крылья) 2017 Non-album single

References[]

External links[]

Media related to Polina Bogusevich at Wikimedia Commons

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Water of Life Project
with "Water of Life"
Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2017
Succeeded by
[to be determined]
Preceded by
Georgia (country) Mariam Mamadashvili
with "Mzeo"
Winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2017
Succeeded by
[to be determined]