The Belarusian delegation at Junior Eurovision 2017 has revealed that they see Armenia and Russia as the biggest competition in Tbilisi.
In an interview with Belarus 24, the delegation behind Belarus’ participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has revealed who they see as the biggest competition at this years contest in Georgia. According to the delegation the biggest competition in terms of victory are the artists from Armenia and Russia.
Russia is being represented by Polina Bogusevich and the song “Wings”, she was the first artist to be selected for this years contest. While Armenia is represented by internally selected Misha and his song “Boomerang”. Armenia and Russia are both successful countries in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest having won in 2010 and 2006 respectively.
The delegation states that:
All countries are competitors. But special attention should be paid to the representatives of Russia and Armenia.
Alongside paying close attention to who they see as the biggest competition in Tbilisi, the delegation states they have a strong chance of taking victory in Georgia. While they are hopeful, their sites are set on a strong performance and anything above this would be a bonus.
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.
Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest:
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.