Belarus: Slavianski Bazaar 2018 Hopefuls Revealed

The seventy singers from across Belarus who are competing to represent their country at Slavianski Bazaar 2018 have been revealed.

During the course of November, seven auditions were held across Belarus to determine the five singers from each region who will compete to take part in the International Pop Song Performers Contest and the Children’s Contest.

Children’s Contest

Vitebsk Oblast:

  • Svyatoslav Goncharov
  • Diana Koshcheyeva
  • Viktoriya Novodvorskaya
  • Mariya Potomkina
  • Anna Shevchenko

Minsk Oblast:

  • Yelizaveta Meya
  • Melanya Krneta
  • Biata Kabirova
  • Alesya Vitols
  • Darya Misiyuk

Gomel Oblast:

  • Kristina Yefimenko
  • Kseniya Balbutskaya
  • Valeriya Mikhalenko
  • Anna Skopicheva
  • Mariya Khassan Alkhafez

Brest Oblast:

  • Aleksandra Korobchuk
  • Anna Lysaya
  • Sofiya Rustamova
  • Anastasiya Timofiyevich
  • Milana Timofiyevich

Mogilev Oblast:

  • Arina Pekhtereva
  • Anastasiya Dmitrachkova
  • Zlata Barzdova
  • Anastasiya Karpova
  • Ivan Karavitskiy

Grodno Oblast:

  • Anastasiya Bortko
  • Darya Varkhola
  • Arina Khrishchanovich
  • Arina Vilnevtsich
  • Sofiya Grabovik

Minsk:

  • Akulina Andreyeva
  • Daniyel Volynskiy
  • Alina Kavkel
  • Mishel Kovgan
  • Yaroslav Sokolikov

International Pop Song Performers Contest

Vitebsk Oblast:

  • Alina Balykova
  • Yuliya Kudlakova
  • Anastasiya Leykina
  • Tatyana Litvinova
  • Anastasiya Nikonorova

Minsk Oblast:

  • Nataliya Lomako
  • Aleksandr Savanets
  • Dmitriy Nitkin
  • Valeriya Shepelevich
  • Veronika Samuskevich

Gomel Oblast:

  • Tatyana Gulyayeva
  • Yekaterina Novikova
  • Ilya Karpenko
  • Taisiya Serikova
  • Olga Shinkareva

Brest Oblast:

  • Aleksandra Ges
  • Yuliya Kolesnikovich
  • Svetlana Polozova
  • Yekaterina Sychevskaya
  • Andrey Tyamchik

Mogilov Oblast:

  • Yekaterina Dudareva
  • Aleksandra Romanovskaya
  • Anna Trubetskaya
  • Darya Pravashinskaya
  • Anna Ryabkova

Grodno Oblast:

  • Karina Romysh
  • German Benyash
  • Radmila Bondar
  • Andrey Genser
  • Tatyana Podretskaya

Minsk:

  • Nina Zhukovskaya
  • Pavel Kozich
  • Aleksandr Lositskiy
  • Anna Naumchik
  • Aleksandra Stepanova

The final stage of Belarus’ selection will be held between March and April 2018, with a jury selecting the artists who will represent Belarus at each of the competitions.

Of note is that the Ministry of Culture reserves the right to add additional singers into the selection process, even if they do not take part in the first stage of the selection. Singers who represent Belarus internationally or domestic contests may be added to the selection process.

Source: Slavianski Bazaar

Slavianski Bazaar has been held annually in Vibetsk, Belarus since 1992. The event consists of two competitive contests, the International Pop Song Performers Contest for singers age 18 to 31, and the Children’s Contest for those age between 7 and 12. The competition is popular in the former Soviet Union, Baltic States and the Balkans. Winners include Ruslana, Zeljko Joksimovic, Donny Montell and Alyona Lanskaya. The Children’s Contest has been held since 2003 and former winners include singers who have gone on to compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This includes former winner Ksenia Sitnik who won for Belarus in 2005.
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