Each year, young singers and their supporters impatiently await the biggest festival in the world – the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Annually, the world’s attention is focused on a new and exciting location where the new edition of the festival will take place — a city somewhere in Europe. The festival is broadcast live in all participant countries which makes it one of the most-watched non-sporting events in the world.
Many young stars started their careers from the stage of Euro Junior – among them: Dino Jelusić, Alexey Zhigalkovich, Antonio Jose, Vladislav Krutskikh, Yiorgos Ioannides and many, many more. This year, the contest will be held on 20th November in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. Here at theskykid.com, we are quite excited about the contest taking place in Belarus as the country also hosts the immense International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” which has also become one of the main events in the East European countries for child performers who are making their way to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Two days ago (on July 26th 2010), the official contest site published an article and a video presenting the design concept of this years stage. Below, you can watch a video in which the scenic designer explains how he envisions the arena:
Quite impressive – isn`t it.
The countries that have currently confirmed their participation in this year`s contest are: Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Georgia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine. Of them, only the representatives of Russia are currently known. The rest of the participants will be announced after the finals of the national competitions held in each participating country. You can stay up to date with the progress at this Wikipedia page .
This year, the young and talented Dino Jelusić, who won the first ever Junior Eurovision for Croatia in 2003, will make a special appearance in Minsk! We would like to use this opportunity to announce that Dino is going to give an exclusive interview for theskykid.com in the near future.
You can stay up to date with all the latest developments about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 on the amazing fan site which was launched recently at: http://www.junioreurosong.net/