The live auditions round of Belarus’ selection process for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is set to take place on July 6.
The submissions window for Belarus’ Junior Eurovision 2018 selection process closed on Friday. With the submissions window now closed the Belarusian broadcaster has confirmed that the live auditions round will be held on July 6.
All of the submissions which are eligible to compete in the selection process will be invited to perform for a panel of judges on July 6. The judges will watch and listen to all of the performances, selecting between seven and ten acts to take part in the national final.
A national final will take place no later than September 15. The winner will be decided by 50% public voting and 50% jury vote. In the event of a tie the jury will vote again on the songs that are tied. In the event of a further tie the Chairman of the jury decides who will represent Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Last year, Helena Maraai represented Belarus in Tbilisi with “I Am the One”. She finished 5th with 149 points.
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.