Over the course of November and on the lead up to the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that have participated at the Contest. Today, we celebrate Belarus.
Belarus debuted at the inaugural Contest in 2003, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Volha Satsiuk finished in fourth place with her entry “Tantsui”, scoring 103 points. This included two sets of twelve points – from Croatia and Poland.
The most successful entry from Belarus was in both 2005 and 2007. In 2005, when the Contest took place in Hasselt, Belgium, Ksenia Sitnik finished in first place with her entry “My vmeste”, scoring 149 points. This included three sets of twelve points – from Latvia, Malta and Russia.
In 2007, when the Contest took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Alexey Zhigalkovich finished in first place with his entry “S druz’yami”, scoring 137 points. This included three sets of twelve points – from Lithuania, Malta and Portugal.
The most recent Belarusian entry was in 2019, when the Contest took place in Gliwice, Poland. Liza Misnikova finished in eleventh place with her entry “Pepelny (Ashen)”, scoring 92 points.
This year, Belarus will be represented by Arina Pehtereva with her song “Aliens”. Will Arina take Belarus to their third victory?
Join us tomorrow and throughout November, as we celebrate the countries that have participated at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland