The construction of the stage for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus has been completed today.
The stage for the 16th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is now complete, with one week to go until the first of this years participants take to the stage for their rehearsals. Construction at the Minsk Arena has been underway since the 4th of November.
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Rehearsals have now started at the Minsk Arena, with the three hosts of this years contest taking to the stage for the first time. Rehearsals have also taken place for some of the extras involved in the competition on November 25.
Unlike the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, 85-90% of the work on the stage has been carried out by Belarusian professionals compared to just 12%. The contest is also set to bring technology not previously seen at either Eurovision or Junior Eurovision to the screens of viewers across the world in less than two weeks time.
The 2018 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Minsk, Belarus after the country won the bidding process before the 2017 contest even began. Olga Salamankha explained that Belarus was selected as the host for next years contest over other bids due to their long-term commitment to the competition.
Twenty countries will take part in this years contest on November 25. These are:
- Azerbaijan – Returning nation
- France – Returning nation
- FYR Macedonia
- Israel – Returning nation
- Kazakhstan – Debut
- The Netherlands
- Wales – Debut