Helena Meraai has released an acoustic English version of her Junior Eurovision song “I Am The One”.
Belarusian entrant for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Helena Meraai, has released an acoustic version of her song “I Am The One”. This version is also entirely in English, whereas the song she will be singing for Junior Eurovision will be sung in Russian and English.
Listen to the acoustic version below:
Helena was chosen to represent Belarus during a televised national final of 10 acts which took place in Minsk in August. Since then, she has been busy preparing for the contest through rehearsals and English classes, and has even taken part in various concerts. Costume designers are also busy working on the stage outfits that Helena and her team will take to Tbilisi. Helena has managed to keep up with her studies alongside all of these preparations.
On 29 September, Helena took part in a promotional photoshoot with photographer Maria Sterzhanova. This photo shoot will form part of the promo production for the 2017 Belarusian entry.
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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.