Short after the results of the semi final from last edition, the Russian broadcaster confirmed their participation, later it was announced that the song was to be selected internally, a selection wasn't ruled out for the future.
As earlier was announced that song was to be selected internally, the Russian broadcaster "Rossiya 1" later announced that they were talking with several artists. Noted were Serebro for a return or Polina Gagarina. Also Roma Acorn the Russian commentator, former Spokesperson and former "A Russian Sound" participant has offered his participation. Rumors also stated that Vintage would return for a second edition in a row, but that was declined later by the broadcaster. Later it was announced that Hanna would represent Russia. There was a short time of thinking of a song selection just like "A Song For Vintage", but that was ruled out later by announcing that she will sing "Poteryala golovu" in Italy.
The commentators this edition are like always Alexander as head spokesperson and after last editions split dual commentatorship between Roma and Egor Kreed, Roma is back as only dual Commentator. Last edition was an exception because he wanted to do be a spokespersons for one edition. The spokesperson this edition will be announced later, the city that the votes will be presented from is going to be Moscow, that broadcaster still is "Rossiya 1".