The Czech Republic will select their participants in Slavianski Bazaar 2017 on March 11 in the Capital, Prague.

The Czech Republic will select their participant for the 26th edition of Slavianski Bazaar later this month in Prague. The selection is being held at the Prague Conservatory, with a jury select who will represent the country this July in Vibetsk, Belarus. Those wishing to represent the Czech Republic at the contest are asked to contact the organisers of the selection process at:

worldunounofculture@gmail.com

The Czech Republic has a poor record in Slavianski Bazaar having only managed to finish within the top five once in 2011. Michaela Gemrotová represented the Czech Republic at last years contest in Vibetsk, she made it through to the final of the contest but did not make it into the top six.

To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in this years contest:

  • Belarus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Source: Star Ways

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.