Last night the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi welcomed 16 talented young singers who competed to become the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Congratulations to our big neighbour but Belarus still rocks!
Belarus representative Helena Meraai
The prestigious title went to 14-year-old Polina Bogusevich from Russia. The girl scored 188 points from the international music professionals and internet users.
Belarus’ Helena Meraai took the 5th place in the finals of the International Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
She hit the Georgian stage with her song “I Am The One” and scored 149 points.
Grigol Kipshidze from Georgia took the second place with 185 points, and Australia’s Isabella Clarke was third with 172 points, the Netherlands came the fourth and scored 156 points.
Belarus is followed by Armenia (148 points), Ukraine (147), Poland (138), Malta (107), Serbia (92), Italy (86), Macedonia (69), Albania (67), Portugal (54), Ireland (54) and Cyprus (45).
The jury judged the contestants vocal capacity, the stage performance and overall impression as well as the song’s composition and originality.
Helena is 14 years old and she was born in Minsk in May 2003. At the age of three the girl appeared on stage for the first time.
She has taken part in and won a lot of Belarusian and international contests and TV-projects: Young talents of Belarus, The Voice Kids and New Wave Junior 2016.
Despite her love to music Helena is also a good student with a keen interest in the Belarusian language, literature and the history of Belarus.
Recall that the 2018 Junior Eurovision song contest will be held in Minsk, Belarus.