Petr Elfimov who represented Belarus at Eurovision 2009, has revealed he is behind one of the songs in this years Belarusian Junior Eurovision selection.
Petr Elfimov has revealed via social media that he has written one of the songs that will be competing to represent Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Petr Elfimov has written “Ty reshayesh sam” (You decide for yourself) which is being performed by Elina Mataras. Elina was born on February 10, 2003 and is known for incorporating the violin into her performances. She has competed internationally at contests in Russia, Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic.
Petr Elfimov is best known for representing Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia. He performed the song “Eyes That Never Lie” in the first semi-final of the contest. He scored a total of 25 points placing 13th. The performance was highly acclaimed for at the time the longest single steady cam shot at a live television event.
If Elina is selected to represent Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Petr Elfimov would be the second singer to have represented Belarus at the contest with a song written by a Eurovision participant. In 2014 Nadezhda Misyakova performed the song “Sokal” which was written by Uzari who went on to represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
Source: Petr Elfimov
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Belarus debuted at the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, and have been present at every contest since. To date, Belarus have won the contest twice – first in 2005 with Ksenia Sitnik and her song “My Vmeste”, which received 149 points, and the second time in 2007 with Alexey Zhigalkovich and his song “S Druz’yami”, which received a total of 137 points. Their worst entry came from Egor Volchek and his song “Spjavajtse So Mnoj” in 2004, which received only 9 points. Belarus have placed in the top 3 a total of 5 times to date.