Aleksandr Sirdorenko, the Head of Slavianski Bazaar has revealed that national selections will be held for next years contest in over fifteen countries.

The Head of Slavianski Bazaar has revealed that a number of countries across Europe as well as Latin America will be holding selection processes for the 2018 contest. Mr Sidorenko made the announcement as Belarus’ selection process kicked off last week in Vitebsk, the home of Slavianski Bazaar.

In an interview with the official Slavianski Bazaar website, Mr Sirdorenko stated that national selections will be actively held in competing countries. Over 15 countries will hold selection processes for the 2018 contest, the list includes;

  • Estonia
  • Israel
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine

In addition to the list revealed by Mr Sirdorenko, the following countries also held selection processes for the 2017 contest. These countries were;

  • Czech Republic
  • Kazakhstan
  • Moldova
  • Romania

Slavianski Bazaar 2018 will be held between the 14th and 18th of July, in the city of Vitebsk, Belarus. The rules confirm that once again the International Pop Song Performers Contest and the Children’s Contest will be held, with singers from across the world invited to take part in the competition.

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.