The running order for the final of Belarus’ Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 selection process has been decided today in Minsk.
The running order draw for the final of the Belarusian selection process for Junior Eurovision 2017 has taken place today in Minsk. The final show will take place on 25th August. The winner will then go on to represent Belarus at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The running order is as follows:
- Khelena Meraai
- Anastasiya Timofeyevich
- Ruslana Panchishina
- Elina Mataras
- Yaroslav Sokolikov
- Stefaniya Sokolova
- Ariny Pekhterevoy & Anastasii Dmitrachkovoy
- Kvartet Natsional’nogo tsentra detskogo tvorchestva im.V.Mulyavina (Quartet of the National Center for Children’s Creativity named after V. Mulyavin – Formed of Maksim Tsuprikov, Angelina Lomako, Stefaniya Kruglaya and Stefaniya Sokolova)
- Mariya Zhilina
- Anastasiya Zhabko
A panel of seven jury members, including Belarusian Eurovision representative Uzari, selected these 10 artists out a total of 45 singers at the beginning of July. Belarus is one of a number of countries who will used a televised selection process to select their participant in this years contest. Also confirmed so far as using a televised selection are, Albania, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands and Ukraine. While Russia and Armenia has already selected their entry for this years contest in Georgia.
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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.