The full jury who will be assessing the International Pop Song Performers Contest at Slavianski Bazaar 2017 has been announced.

Eight jurors from eight countries have been revealed as the judges at the International Pop Song Performers contest at Slavianski Bazaar 2017 in Vibetsk, Belarus. The judges are:

  • Depsa (Italy) – Composer and writer
  • Felix Livshitz (Israel) – Opera singer and producer
  • Filip Zmaher (Serbia) – Honoured Artist of Serbia, winning of the competition in 1995
  • Gleb Matveychuk (Russia) – Actor, singer and composer
  • Kevin McCoy (United States) – Singer and composer
  • Vladislav Baginsky (Ukraine) – Music producer at the Ukrainian national broadcaster
  • Yadviga Poplavska (Belarus) – People’s Artist of Belarus
  • Yordanka Hristova (Bulgaria) – Honoured Artist of Bulgaria

The full list of participants in the International Pop Song Performer’s Contest is as follows:

  • Armenia – Arman Mesropyan
  • Belarus – Egor Sharankov
  • Bulgaria – Nikola Chochev
  • Colombia – Asael Cuesta
  • Croatia – Nina Kraljić
  • Estonia – Nika
  • Georgia – Keta Tsverava
  • Italy – Walter Ricci
  • Kazakhstan – Ayree
  • Latvia – Sabina Berezina
  • Lithuania – Paulina Paulauska
  • Macedonia – Stefan Manasievic
  • Malta – Janice Mangion
  • Mexico – Donatella Pelayo Rodriguez
  • Moldova – Daniel Schwetz
  • Netherlands – Dennis Smit
  • Poland – Uliasha
  • Russia – Lucien Sur
  • Serbia – Nevena Bozović
  • Ukraine – Vlad Sytnik
  • Uzbekistan – Rishat Kamal

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.