After the entirety of Minsk Arena sold out for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, organisers have announced that they had kept back 2,000 tickets to give to school children from across Belarus.
The Belarusian broadcaster BTRC revealed that these 2,000 tickets will be given to children from a variety of backgrounds across the country, ensuring that the event will be attended by a diverse audience and will be predominantly made up of the youth of Belarus.
The tickets are being given to students attending boarding schools, children with disabilities and talented students.
Whilst tickets for the Final have completely sold out, there are tickets still available for the jury rehearsal in which their results from the 20 competing nations will be decided ahead of the live televised broadcast which will determine the public vote.
The jury rehearsal is also recorded as a backup broadcast in case there are major technical problems during the live show. At the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, the jury rehearsal was used to provide footage of SuRie’s performance for the YouTube playback and DVD footage of the show after the stage was invaded during her performance of “Storm” in the live final.
A record number of nations are taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, hosted in Minsk, Belarus. Twenty participants will take to the stage in Minsk Arena including returns from France, Israel and Azerbaijan and débuts will be made by Wales and Kazakhstan.
Who do you think will win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 based on the entries released so far? Which song is your favourite? What do you think of the host nation entry, “Time”, by Daniel Yastremski? Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.