The official music video for Belarus’ Junior Eurovision song “Pepelny” (Ashen) has been released.
Ahead of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice, Poland next month, Belarus’ Liza Minsnikov has released the music video of her competing song. “Pepelny” (Ashen) has been revamped and now contains English lyrics. Vocal teacher Olga Drozdova explained:
“We have added English refrains. I think that English will not hurt in this quality variation because we play in Europe and most of us speak English.”
It was also recently revealed that the singer will be joined by five backing dancers on stage, with their choreography leaning more towards hip-hop and street dance.
Liza Minsnikov will perform “Ashen” on stage in Gliwice-Silesia in Poland. The 14-year-old singer was the surprise winner of Belarus’ national selection having finished second with both the public and the jury.
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.