Belteleradiocompany have started shooting the 30 second long video postcards to be shown before the Junior Eurovision artists perform in the national selection show.
The filming crew at Belteleradiocompany have been travelling around Belarus, filming 30 second long videos that represent Belarus’ culture and sights. These will be shown before each of the ten finalists perform on the national selection stage on August 25th.
This follows the news that the running order for the national final show had been decided. The winner of the contest will 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, Netherlands and Ukraine. While Russia, Malta and Armenia have 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.