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Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Belarus has been participating in the Junior Eurovision since its inception in 2003.

In different years Belarus was represented by:

  • Volha Satsiuk (2003), Tantsuy, 4th
  • Egor Volchek (2004), Spjavajtse So Mnoj, 14th
  • Ksenia Sitnik (2005), My Vmeste, 1th
  • Andrey Kunets (2006), Noviy Den, 2nd
  • Alexey Zhigalkovich (2007), S Druz'yami, 1th
  • Dasha, Alina & Karina (2008), Sertse Belarusi, 6th
  • Yury Demidovich (2009), Volshebnyi Krolik, 9th
  • Daniil Kozlov (2010), Muzyki Svet, 5th
  • Lidiya Zablotskaya (2011), Angely Dobra, 3rd
  • Egor Zheshko (2012), A More-More, 9th
  • Ilya Volkov (2013), "Sing with Me", 3rd
  • Nadezhda Misyakova (2014), "Sokal", 7th
  • Ruslan Aslanov (2015), "Volshebstvo", 4th
  • Sasha Minyonok (2016), "Music of My Victories", 7th
  • Helena Meraai (2017), "I Am The One", 5th

The prize places at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest confirm the success of Belarusian talented young singers. Belarus is the country to have won the contest twice.

The first success came in 2005, when Ksenia Sitnik with her song My vmeste won the contest. In 2007 it was Alexey Zhigalkovich with the song S Druz'yami to conquer Europe.

In June 2011, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) chose Belarus as the venue for the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk. The 2010 Eurovision Song Contest held in Minsk became a remarkable event for the country, the guests and participants of the contest. The EBU believes that the show was fabulous: an excellent stage design and decorations, talented hosts, professional camera work, high-quality teleproduction.

Belarus at 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Violetta (Malta)

Every year Belarus announces its entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest following the national selection held by the Belarusian Television and Radio Company.

In 2016 a 13-year-old singer, soloist of the popular song theater Khvilinka, Sasha Minyonok was selected to represent Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The young singer got the Crystal Microphone, a symbol of the national Eurovision selection.

In the prestigious contest Sasha Minyonok has shown his entry Music of My Victories, a song about his intention to find himself in music and dedicate himself to music and stage, leave his mark. The Belarusian singer performed with children's dance company Sensation.

Belarus at 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi (Georgia)

14-year-old resident of Minsk Helena Meraai won the 2017 Junior Eurovision national selection final. Opening the gala concert with her song I Am The One, the young singer impressed the jury with her strong vocal performance and incredible staging. The young talent received the biggest 24 (12/12) points from the public and the jury.

Helena Meraai’s act was put together in cooperation with her singing teacher Olga Drozdova. The song I Am The One was co-written by Belarusian singer and composer, participant of the TV show Factory of Stars 7 Rita Dakota. The producer is Rita Dakota’s husband, Russian singer Vlad Sokolovsky.

Junior Eurovision 2018 in Belarus

According to the decision of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Belarus will host the 16th Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) in 2018. It will be the second time that the contest will take place in Minsk as BTRC’s hosted it in the Belarusian capital in 2010. The popular show will be held in November 2018. The organizer is the public broadcaster Belarusian TV and Radio company (BTRC), the country’s only member in the European Broadcasting Union.

Belarus at Eurovision Young Musicians

Belarus joined the International Classical Music Competition "Eurovision Young Musicians" in 2010.

Belarus’ first entry at Eurovision Young Musicians 2010 cellist Ivan Karizna advanced into the finals (out of 14 semi-finalists).

Dulcimer player Alexandra Denisenya, winner of many international and national contests, represented Belarus at Eurovision Young Musicians in May 2012 in Vienna.

Belarus at Eurovision Young Dancers 2013 in Gdansk (Poland)

Belarus debuted at the Eurovision Young Dancers 2013 that was held in Gdansk, Poland, on 14 June.

Belarus’ was represented by Yana Shtangey, an 18-year old third-year student of the Belarusian Choreography College (class of the Merited Artist of Russia, People’s Artist of Belarus Klara Malysheva).

Yana Shtangey performed an excerpt from La Esmeralda ballet inspired by Notre Dame de Paris of Victor Hugo with music by Cesare Pugni.

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