Gliwice-Silesia 2019

Elizaveta Misnikova to represent Belarus at Junior Eurovision 2019

She will be performing "Pepelnyy" (Ash) in Poland later this year!

As the Junior Eurovision Song Contest draws closer, we have yet another confirmed artist and song! Last night, Elizaveta Misnikova was selected to represent Belarus at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland. Her win caused some controversy.

Last night saw the airing of a one-shot national selection for the Belarussian representative for this year’s Junior Eurovision. The shows was hosted by Andrey Makaenok and Helena Meraai, who represented the country at the 2017 contest and hosted the 2018 contest. The result was determined by 50% jury voting and 50% public voting.

Elizaveta Misnikova won the selection with her song “Pepelnyy” (‘Ash’), beating 9 other finalists. She came second in both the jury vote and the public vote, receiving 20 points overall. This caused some controversy, as the fan favourite Mariya Yermakova only received 6 points from the jury having won the televote.

The results for the evening were as follows:

1Elizaveta MisnikovaPepelnyy (Ash)101020
2Mariya YermakovaVetra (Wind)12618
3Group Monkey TopsPosmotri na nas (Look at us)51217
4Sofiya RustamovaSkazhi mne (Tell me)6511
5Arina PekhterevaNever Again3710
6=Anastasiya ZhabkoPoymi menya (Understand me)189
6=Mariya ZhilinaSpyavala, gukala, chakala (Sleeping, shouting, waiting)729
6=Sofiya KhrolovichDavay tantsuy (Let’s Dance)819
9Kseniya GaletskayaA better world437
10Group ZefirLuchshiye i pervyye (Best and first)246

Junior Eurovision 2019

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, it marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora.

The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation:

Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Belarus was one of the 16 countries to debut at the inaugural edition of the contest in 2003. They placed fourth with the song “Tantsui” by Volha Satsiuk. They are also one of the only countries to participate in every Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The country has won twice, in 2005 with Ksenia Sitnik’s “My Vmeste” and in 2007 with Alexey Zhigalkovich’s “S Druz’yami.” Belarus hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2010 in and 2018, both times in Minsk Arena. Their host entry for the 2018 edition was “Time” by Daniel Yastremski, which placed 11th in a field of 20 with 114 points. Daniel placed 10th in the jury vote with 61 points and 10th in the online vote with 53 points. However, at 11th overall, this was the first time Belarus has placed outside of the top ten since 2004 when they finished 14th.

You can watch Elizaveta’s winning performance below:

№1. Елизавета Мисникова – «Пепельный»№1. Елизавета Мисникова – «Пепельный»

What do you make of the result? Did the right song win? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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