Belarus will hold their national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk on August 31.
Belarus will select their entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on August 31. The confirmation of the national finals date came as a draw to determine the running order was held at the BTRC studios in Minsk. The singers took it in turns to pick a card from a table, with each card numbered from 1 to 10. The running order is as follows:
- Myata – Odnazhdy
- Daniel Aleks Yastremskiy – Time
- Yelizaveta Meya – Zorka
- Artem Skorol – Ulybnis
- Angelina Yaroshchuk – Feeling Good
- Monkey Tops – Na stile
- Mariya Zhilina – Welcome To My Belarus
- Yaroslav Sokolikov – Mir na zemle
- Nikita Belko – Ne preday
- Mariya Gulevich – Ostrov Chikarum
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.