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Belarus reveal the running order for their Junior Eurovision 2017 selection!

Last year, Alexander Minyonok represented Belarus in Junior Eurovision 2016. His song ‘Musyka moikh pobed (Music is My Only Way)‘ came 7th with 177 points. Now, the Belarussian broadcaster, BTRC, have announced the running order for their national final this year, as well as the date that it will take place!
The final will take place on 25 August. The winner of this final will represent Belarus in Junior Eurovision this year. Previously, we told you about the 10 acts who will compete in the Belarussian selection. Finally, we know the running order for the national final! The order in which these 10 acts will perform is as follows:

  1. Khelena Meraai
  2. Anastasiya Timofeyevich
  3. Ruslana Panchishina
  4. Elina Mataras
  5. Yaroslav Sokolikov
  6. Stefaniya Sokolova
  7. Ariny Pekhterevoy & Anastasii Dmitrachkovoy
  8. Kvartet Natsionalnogo tsentra detskogo tvorchestva im.V.Mulyavina
  9. Mariya Zhilina
  10. Anastasiya Zhabko

The selection process

A seven member jury (which included Eurovision 2015 entrant and Junior Eurovision 2014 composer Uzari) selected these 10 artists from 45 singers.
On 25 August, a televised production will take place. Belarus will select their winner using a 50/50 combination of televotes and jury votes.

Belarus in Junior Eurovision

Amongst 5 podium finishes, the country has won the whole contest twice: in 2005 with Ksenia Sitnik and in 2007 with Alexey Zhigalkovich. Also, last year Alexander Minyonok finished in a respectable 7th place. As a result, there will be big shoes to fill for whoever goes to Tbilisi. Due to this, itโ€™s not unthinkable that BTRC are working hard to find a worthy successor.
This year, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place on 26 November in Tbilisi, Georgia. It will be the first time that Georgia hosts a Eurovision event! So far, 12 countries have confirmed their provisional interest in participating. However, the Georgian broadcaster, GPB, expects the final number of participants to be between 12 and 18.
Are you excited to hear the songs from these acts? Is there an act in particular who you are hoping to see represent Belarus in Junior Eurovision? If so, get involved in the comments below!

Luke Malam

I've watched Eurovision for as long as I can remember, but my interest really built in 2008, after I decided to watch the semifinals online, out of boredom, before the final...I was blown away by the quality of the show and have been hooked ever since! I'm a competitive trampolinist and I love baking. I've also just completed a master's degree in Research Methods in Psychology at University College London.

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