A delegation of organisers of the Slavianski Bazaar in Vibetsk, Belarus will travel to Eurovision 2017 to help evolve the contest.
A delegation from Slavianski Bazaar the largest singing competition held for Children and performers aged between 18 and 35 years old in Eastern Europe, will be travelling to Kyiv for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. According to Belta, a group lead by the Director of the competition Aleksandr Sidorenko will be attending the Eurovision Song Contest to learn about technological, design and format of the competition.
Mr Sidorenko aknowledges that the two events as very different, but feels that the contest in Belarus can learn new ideas from the largest non-sporting television event in the world. It is the development of the Eurovision Song Contest both in terms of technology, but also the scope of the contest that is of importance to Slavianski Bazaar. Organisers are hoping that things learned from this years contest in Ukraine can be applied to future editions of Slavianski Bazaar.
Slavianksi Bazaar has provided a platform for a number of artists who have gone on to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Past winners of Slavianski Bazaar who have gone on to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest, Ruslana the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest as well as Donny Montell and Peter Elfimov. In the children’s contest Ksenia Sitnik the winner of the 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is a former winner of the event, while Andrey Kunets finished 2nd in the 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
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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.