Today Estonia will select the singers who will represent them at the 26th edition of Slavianski Bazaar this July in Vibetsk, Belarus.
The participants in the national selection will be asked to perform one song in Estonia, and then a World Hit. The jury will award the participants on a 10 points system, with the winner of the selection being the singer who receives the highest jury points. In the event of a tie the jury will vote again.
Estonia has a poor record in Slavianski Bazaar having never finished within the top.4 in the International Pop Song Performers Contest in Vibetsk. In 2016 they were represented by Alisa Gaychonok at the Children’s Contest, they did not have a participant in the International Pop Song Performers Contest.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in this years contest:
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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.