Arina Pehtereva will be releasing a Belarusian language version of her Junior Eurovision entry ‘Aliens’.
The Belarusian version of the nations entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, ‘Aliens’ will be released next week. Arina gave her followers a sneak peak of the song in Belarusian ahead of its official release next week which will also feature a new music video.
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Belarus has only ever performed three times at Junior Eurovision in Belarusian. The last time Belarusian was heard on the Junior Eurovision stage was in 2014 when Nadezhda Misyakova performed ‘Sokal’ in Malta. Arina will be performing the Russian language version at the 2020 contest.
Who is Arina Pehtereva?
Twelve-year-old Arina Pehtereva was born in Mogilev, Belarus. She began her singing lessons at six years old, and has since participated in numerous national and international competitions, including The Voice Kids. The singer is no stranger to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having participated in the Belarusian national final on multiple occasions.
Arina was internally selected by BTRC to represent her country at this year’s contest with her song “Aliens”.
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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.