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Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Liza Misnikova
Liza Misnikova

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
  • Daniel Yastremski (2018), Time, 11th
  • Liza Misnikova (2019), Pepelny (Ashen), 11th

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.

Junior Eurovision 2018 in Belarus

In line with the decision of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place in Belarus. The country played host to the contest for the second time since 2010. The popular show was held on 25 November 2018. According to the results of the jury voting and the televote, Roksana Wegiel from Poland won the contest. Belarus’ Daniel Yatsremski placed 11th. The organizer was the public broadcaster Belarusian TV and Radio Company (BTRC), the country’s only member in the European Broadcasting Union.

Belarus’ Liza Misnikova at Junior Eurovision 2019

A 14-year old Minsker Liza Misnikova won the national selection after her entry Pepelny (Ashen) scored 10 points from the audience and the jury. That was her fourth attempt to win the national selection.

“Choreography is the most important part of the show, because my song is very electrifying, cool even, something teenagers like very much. Some say that my performance reminds them of American singer Billie Eilish. Teenagers recognize the tune and dance to it – that is what we hope for,” Liza Misnikova said after the national final. “The Junior Eurovision is a significant stage in my musical career. The whole Europe will hear my song Pepelny. My main goal is to perform well, so that viewers will remember me, and of course, to win,” she added.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was held in Gliwice-Silesia (Poland) on 24 November. Young hopefuls from 19 countries took part in the grand final. Those were performers from Australia, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Wales, France and Poland. The slogan for the 2019 event was Share The Joy!  Liza Misnikova performed 7th in the final show. Belarus’ representative  scored 92 points and placed 11th.

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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