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18 Mar 2015

Polad Bulbuloglu to lead jury at Slavonic Bazaar song contest

VITEBSK, 18 March (BelTA) - Polad Bulbuloglu, a singer, composer, People's Artist of Azerbaijan, will lead the jury of the International Song Contest Vitebsk 2015 at the 24th International Festival of Arts Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk, Alexander Sidorenko, the director of the Vitebsk culture center, director of the International Festival of Arts Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk, told a press conference, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Sidorenko noted that national selections of the contestants are currently in progress. Belarus will name its entry in early April. With regard to the contest events, they, like last year, will be held in three stages: semifinal, the first and second day of the final.

The semifinal will be held in the Vitebsk concert hall (formerly it was held in the Vitebsk Philharmonic). The directors of the contest and TV producers will work on the program to make it spectacular not only for the people in the hall but for the television audience.

Every stage of the contest will feature a full concert with the broadcast: the semifinal “National hit” (popular songs of the contestants in the languages of their countries); the first day of the final "Slavonic hit" (popular songs of the Slavonic authors on Slavonic languages accompanied by an orchestra); the second day of the final "Festival hit" (songs of the international repertoire chosen by the contestant).

An awards ceremony will be included in the program of the closing gala of the festival, during which the members of the jury and pop stars will award the contestants.

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