Eight former Belarusian participants in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be taking part in a special debate about the contest and their experiences of it.
The Belarusian State University will play host to an array of former Junior Eurovision participants, as part of a debate hosted by the Journalism department regarding the contest. Each of the artists will be there to discuss their participation in the contest, moderated by one of this years hosts Eugene Perin. The singers taking part in the event are:
- Olga Satsyuk (2003, 4th place)
- Yegor Volchek (2004, 14th place)
- Ksenia Sitnik (2005, 1st place)
- Alexey Zhigalkovich (2007, 1st place)
- Lydia Zablotskaya (2011 , 3rd place)
- Ruslan Aslanov (2015, 4th place)
- Alexander Minenok (2016, 7th place)
- Helena Meraai (2017, 5th place)
- Daniel Yastremski (2018)
The second half of the event will allow the audience to ask the singers questions about their careers, experiences and memories of the competition. Attendees will also have the chance to hear live performance of the singers songs as well as get autographs and photos with the singers.
Source: Belarusian State University
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.