BTRC the national broadcaster of Belarus has revealed how viewers can watch the 26th edition of Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk.
Belarus 3 and Belarus 24 will be broadcasting both the International Pop Singers Contest and the Children’s Contest live. Following on from broadcasting Belarus’ Slavianski bazaar selection process for the first time, Belarus 3 will be the home of broadcasts for the Children’s Contest.
- July 12 – 18:00 CET – Opening day of the Children’s Contest
- July 13 – 18:00 CET – Final of the Children’s Contest
- July 14 – 18:00 CET – Gala concert and the Award’s Ceremony for the Children’s Contest
Belarus 3 will also be home to the first night of the International Pop Song Performers Contest at Slavianski Bazaar. On July 15 from 18:00 CET singers from twenty-one countries will be taking to the stage, they will be competing for a place in the final stages of the contest.
Belarus 24 will be the home for the final of the International Pop Song Performers Contest, following on from Belarus 3 on July 15, the qualifying singers will take to the stage again from 21:00 CET. They will perform a Slavic Hit accompanied by the National Academic Concert Orchestra of Belarus.
The final day of the competition takes place on July 16 from 21:00 CET. The finalists will return to the stage for the last time performing a Festival Hit. The winner will be decided by the judges with prizes awarded on July 17.
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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.