Details about the Belarusian performance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 have been revealed to local press.
Speaking to Zviazda the team behind Daniel Yastremski’s Junior Eurovision performance, have revealed he will be joined by four dancers on stage. Daniel’s performance at the final in Minsk will be similar to that of the national final, but with additional dancers.
The young performer has been working with Choreographer Dmitry Zaleski, who has worked on a number of popular Ukrainian television series. Dmitry Zaleski has critiqued Daniel’s performance in the national final and made changes for the Junior Eurovision final. Olga Drozdova Daniel’s vocal coach explained;
Daniel did not like to dance, but then he changed his attitude, and every lesson I can see how, through this training, he adds more, Daniel is revealed as a better artist, and it is very pleasing.
Who is Daniel Yastremski?
Daniel Yastremski 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.