Host broadcaster BTRC is promising a striking Opening Ceremony for the 16th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 gets underway on Monday and BTRC has revealed more details about what can be expected from the Opening Ceremony. More than 300 people will be attending the Opening Ceremony including the delegations and both local and international press.
The Opening Ceremony promises to be a striking spectacle with dance, folk music with a modern twist, graphics and light-projection 3D shows. The broadcaster will be showing casing Belarus to the world, with BTRC explaining;
Through the idea of combining art, national images and symbols with innovative technologies, the show will show the historical and cultural heritage of our people and the modern Belarus.
The venue for the Opening Ceremony is the BelExpo. The BelExpo was opened in 1968 and is formed of two structures. The first structure is located next door to the Belarusian National Opera and Ballet. While the newer structure was opened in 1988 and from above is shaped like a five petaled flower.
Hosting the Opening Ceremony are Denis Dudinsky and Anna Kviloria , they will guide viewers through the show and talk to all of the participants from across Europe and Australia.
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