Preparation is now underway for the Belarussian entry Daniel Yatremsky at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. He has begun rehearsing his song “Time” which will represent the host nation, Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk next month.
Daniel was today at the studio “600 метров” to meet with a team of production to work on the performance, including a ballet choreographer and director and vocal coach. The rehearsals also allowed Daniel to get familiar with the updated version of “Time” that he will perform at the contest.
Recordings of today’s rehearsals were taken by broadcaster for Belarus BRTC, in order to create an initial storyboard so the live performance can be developed.
Daniel also today recorded a message in English to the fans of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will soon be available on Junior Eurovision’s social media.
Daniel will be representing Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk on 25th November 2018. A record breaking 20 countries will compete in this year’s contest including a debut from Wales and Kazakhstan. Belarus along with The Netherlands are the only two countries in Junior Eurovision history to compete every year since the start of the contest in 2003. They will become the fourth country after Malta, The Netherlands and Ukraine to host the contest twice.
In addition to the rehearsals beginning, Belarus’ Music Video was today released on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest YouTube account.
Who is Daniel Yastremskiy?
Daniel Yastremisky was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 12th February 2004. He moved to Minsk as a small child and has been taking part in music lessons since he was six years old. Since then he has taken part in numerous competitions and represented Belarus at New Wave Junior in 2017.
At the end of August, Daniel and nine other artists took to the national final stage and were judged by the public and jury. With his song “Time”, he took the victory and will represent his country at the upcoming contest in November.
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.