Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016
The participation of Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest first began at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC) a member organisation of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have been responsible for the selection process of their participants since their debut. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2003 contest was Volha Satsiuk with the song "Tantsuy", which finished in fourth place out of sixteen participating entries, achieving a score of one hundred and three points. Belarus have never missed an edition of the contest, and have won twice in 2005 and 2007. They hosted the contest at the Minsk-Arena in 2010. On 26 August 2016, Belarus will hold their national final in order to select their representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016, in Valletta, Malta.
Belarus are one of the sixteen countries to have made their debut at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003, which took place on 15 November 2003 at the Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BRTC) hold a national final mechanism in order to select their representative for the contests. Child-singer, Volha Satsiuk, was the first participant to represent Belarus with the song "Tantsuy", which finished in fourth place out of sixteen participating entries, achieving a score of one hundred and three points.
Belarus have taken part in every edition of the contest since 2003, and have won the contest twice: in 2005 with Ksenia Sitnik performing the song "My vmeste"; and again in 2007 with Alexey Zhigalkovich performing the entry "S druz'yami". Viewing figures and interest for the Junior Eurovision in Belarus is very high. And according to former EBU Executive Supervisor Svante Stockselius, the Junior Eurovision is "one of Belarus' most popular television shows". On 8 June 2009, the EBU confirmed that Belarus had won the rights to organise the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 over bids from Russia and Malta. Under construction through 2009, the 15,000-spectator Minsk-Arena hosted the event.
On 17 May 2016, Belarus confirmed that they would once again be participating in the contest, making it their fourteenth appearance in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The national selection show took place on 26 August 2016, in which ten acts competed in a live televised broadcast, with the winner having been determined by 50% professional jury and 50% public televoting. Alexander Minyonok won the 2016 Belarussian final with the song "Muzyka moikh pobed" and will represent Belarus at the 2016 contest.
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|2003||Volha Satsiuk||"Tantsui" (Танцуй)||Belarusian||4||103|
|2004||Yahor Vauchok||"Spjavajce sa mnoj" (Спявайце са мной)||Belarusian||14||9|
|2005||Ksenia Sitnik||"My vmeste" (Мы вместе)||Russian||1||149|
|2006||Andrey Kunets||"Novyi den" (Новый день)||Russian||2||129|
|2007||Alexey Zhigalkovich||"S druz'yami" (С друзьями)||Russian||1||137|
|2008||Dasha, Alina & Karyna||"Serdtse Belarusi" (Сердце Беларуси)||Belarusian, Russian||6||86|
|2009||Yuriy Demidovich||"Volshebniy krolik" (Волшебный кролик)||Russian||9||48|
|2010||Daniil Kozlov||"Muzyki svet" (Музыки свет)||Russian||5||85|
|2011||Lidiya Zablotskaya||"Angely dobra" (Ангелы добра)||Russian||3||99|
|2012||Egor Zheshko||"A more-more" (А море-море)||Russian||9||56|
|2013||Ilya Volkov||"Poy so mnoy" (Пой со мной)||Russian||3||108|
|2014||Nadezhda Misyakova||"Sokal" (Сокал)||Belarusian||7||71|
|2015||Ruslan Aslanov||"Volshebstvo (Magic)" (Волшебство)||Russian, English||4||105|
|2016||Alexander Minyonok||"Muzyka moikh pobed (Music is My Only Way)" (Музыка моих побед)||Russian, English||7||177|
Broadcasts and voting
Commentators and spokespersons
The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website junioreurovision.tv and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by junioreurovision.tv editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov. The Belorussian broadcaster, BTRC, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Belorussian language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Belarus. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2003.
|2010||Pavel Lozovik||Anastasiya Butyugina|
|2013||Anatoliy Lipetskiy||Sasha Tkach|
|2016||Julia Pertsova||Ruslan Aslanov|
The tables below shows Belarus' top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.
|2010||Minsk||Minsk-Arena||Leila Ismailava & Denis Kurian|
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- García, Belén (7 September 2015). "#BestOfJESC – Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003". esc-plus.com. ESC+Plus. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Escudero, Victor M. (4 October 2012). "Tonight: Albania picks their first ever Junior entry!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
- Escudero, Victor M. (9 November 2012). "Remember the first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest?". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003 Scoreboard". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 15 November 2003. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- "Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Bakker, Sietse (26 November 2005). "Belarus wins Junior 2005". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Bakker, Sietse (8 December 2007). "Alexey from Belarus wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Bakker, Sietse (8 June 2009). "Exclusive: Belarus to host Junior 2010". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Mikheev, Andy. "News on JESC 2010 organization". ESCKAZ.com. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Granger, Anthony (17 May 2016). "Belarus: Junior Eurovision 2016 Participation Confirmed". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
- Granger, Anthony (10 July 2016). "Belarus national final August 26". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- Granger, Anthony (26 August 2016). "Tonight Belarus selects for Junior Eurovision 2016". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- García, Belén (26 August 2016). "Junior Eurovision: Alexander Minyonok wins in Belarus!". esc-plus.com. Esc-plus. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
- Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Official EBU Page