Surprise, is what Belarus took us tonight, as they have revealed their 2020 Junior Eurovision representative. After launching a selection process earlier this year, BTRC forego a national selection and internally selected their entry.
The lucky young artist who won the ticket is Arina Pehtereva, who is the tenth artist confirmed for the 2020 contest. The 12 year-old artist is the 18th representative Belarus has sent. Arina has previously participated at ‘The Voice Kids’ and has repeatedly participated in Belarus’s national final for Junior Eurovision.
Arina will be singing ‘Aliens’ as her Junior Eurovision entry
Upon the announcement that she will be representing Belarus, it’s also been confirmed that she will be singing the song ‘Aliens’ next month. She had the following to say about her entry.
“The song was written in spring when the coronavirus spread around the world. The idea of my song is simple: The world has stopped, borders have closed, people can no longer visit each other and even the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is different. But I believe that the future is in our hands, and it is up to us children to save the world and make it better!”Arina on her song ‘Aliens’
You are able to listen to the entry right here:
Belarus’s history at the Junior Eurovision
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest has always been held in high regard in Belarus. Their debut in the 2003 edition actually took place before they ever participated in the adult version, and managed an impressive fourth place.
A mere two years later, Belarus won the contest in 2005 with Ksenia Sitnik and her song ‘My Vmeste’. They worked their magic again in 2007, this time with Alexey Zhigalkovich and his song ‘S Druz’yami’. Belarus have hosted the contest twice, in 2010 and 2018. Their most recent participant, Liza Misnikova, placed 11th with ‘Pepelny’.
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