The organisers of Slavianski Bazaar have revealed that the semi-finals for the International Pop Song Performers Contest has been dropped.
The semi-final stage at the International Pop Song Performers Contest at Slavianski Bazaar has been dropped for 2019. The contests organisers have announced that the semi-final will no longer be held, with all of the singers now competing across two days of the competition.
On the first day of the competition on July 13, each of the competing singers will perform a Slavic hit of no more than 4 minutes in length. The performers must singer in one of the Slavic language
Day Two on July 14 will see the singers performing World Hits, which may be in a language of their own choice. On the second day the winner of the competition will be determined, with the winner officially presented on July 15.
What is 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.
Source: Slavianski Bazaar