The seven members of the jury in the Children’s Contest at Slavianski Bazaar 2017 have been announced, including former contest winners.

With just a few days left to go until the 26th edition of Slavianski Bazaar in Vibetsk, Belarus, the jury in the Children’s Contest has been announced. As ever the jury will be scoring all of the performances and will decide who will be crowned the winner of the competition. The jury members at this years Children’s Contest are:

  • Alberto Loreydis Perez Zamora (Cuba) – Producer, Journalist and Organiser of selections in Latin America for Slavianski Bazaar
  • Alisher Karimov (Kazakhstan) – Finished fourth at the International Pop Song Performers Contest at Slavianski Bazaar in 2011
  • Boban Mojsovski (Macedonia) – Winner of the International Pop Song Performers Contest in 2012.
  • Lasha Ramishvili (Georgia) – Finished second at the International Pop Song Performers Contest at Slavianski Bazaar in 2010
  • Varvara (Russia) – Head Juror – Honoured Artist of Russia
  • Victoria Aleshko (Belarus) – Honoured Artist of Belarus
  • Zlata Ognevich (Ukraine) – Finished third at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with her song “Gravity”

Competing in the International Children’s Music Contest are:

  • Armenia – Eric Mkrtchyan
  • Belarus – Maria Magilnaya
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina – Ana Spasojević
  • Bulgaria – Cecil
  • Cuba – Erika Hernandez Gonzalez
  • Estonia – Vladislav Odintsov
  • Finland – Diana
  • Georgia – Helen
  • Greece – Sofia Ioannidou
  • Israel – Tali Kuper
  • Italy – Raphael
  • Kazakhstan – Yerzhan Maxim
  • Kyrgyzstan – Shamil Kyyazov
  • Latvia – Liene Zegele
  • Lithuania – Alana
  • Macedonia – Marija Spasovski
  • Malta – Martina Cutajar
  • Moldova – Maria Cazarinov
  • Russia – Ekaterina Kretova
  • Ukraine – Hanna Komyakova
  • United States – David

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.