The design of the stage for the Children’s Contest at Slavianski Bazaar 2017 has been revealed by the contests organisers.

As construction gets underway in Vibetsk the design for the stage on which the Children’s Contest will take place has been revealed. The Children’s contest is being held between July 10 and 12, with the winner being formally announced as part of the Opening Ceremony on July 13. This years competition will be hosted by Belarusian singer and showman Ivan Vabishchevich, Russian actor  Anton Belov and the winner of last years contest Anastasiya Gladilina.

The Children’s competition has been held annually since 2003 and has featured a number of well known singers over its history. Former winners include Noni Răzvan Ene who represented Romania at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Ksenia Sitnik who won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005 and Luara Hayrapetyan who represented Armenia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009.

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.