May 3rd: Alsou will represent Russia with Britney Spears-inspired 'Solo'. The song is in English.
The Russian ORT TV station abandoned holding a National final, and nominated Alsou, a 16-year-old who was born in the Tartar region of Russia, but has lived in London the past 7 years. The writers Brandon Barnes & Andrew Lane are from the United States. How things change!
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