Ahead of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest next week, Belarus’ representative Liza Misnikova met with Roxie Wegiel in Sula, Belarus.
The winner of the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Roxie Wegiel from Poland, recently visited Belarus for the first time since winning the contest in Minsk last year. The pair visited many tourist spots, with Roxie stating:
“This is my second time in Belarus. And today, finally, I can get to know your country better. Because a year ago I had absolutely no time for this because of rehearsals and competition. I am delighted”.
Roxie also shared some advice with Liza to help her to prepare for the contest. Liza said:
“I’m very interested in talking with Roksana. Because I want to take her experience as a person, a star. She participated in many different competitions, and it’s very important for me”
Roxie, alongside Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora, will host this year’s contest in Gliwice, Poland. The contest was brought to Poland following her victory at the 2018 contest with her song “Anyone I Want To Be”.
A total of 19 countries will take part in the contest, including Kazakhstan and Wales, who made their debuts at last year’s contest. Spain return to the contest for the first time since 2006.
The following countries will participate:
- North Macedonia