Belarus participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 which took place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 26 November 2017. The Belarusian entry for the 2017 contest in Tbilisi, Georgia was selected through a national final organised by the Belarusian broadcaster National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC). A national final, which took place on 25 August 2017, saw ten competing acts participating in a televised production where the winner was determined by a 50/50 combination of votes from a jury made up of music professionals and a public telephone vote. Helena Meraai won the national final by receiving the most votes from both the professional jury and televoters and she represented Belarus in Georgia with the song “I Am The One”.
National final: The national final took place on 25 August 2017. It consisted of ten competing acts participating in a televised production where the winner was determined by a 50/50 combination of both telephone vote and the votes of a jury made up of music professionals. The show was opened by the last year’s representative Alexander Minyonok, who performed his entry “Musyka moikh pobed (Music Is My Only Way)”. He also sang a cover version of Shawn Mendes’ song “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. Moreover, some of the singers that did not manage to reach the national final, but showed potential at the live auditions, were also guests of the show. At the end of the show, it was revealed that Helena Meraai won the national final by receiving the most votes from both the professional jury and televoters. The public televote in the final registered 38,729 votes. Respectively, Helena won the televote with 53,7%.
|Final – 25 August 2017|
|“Tantsui so mnoy”
(Танцуй со мной)
|“Ty reshaesh sam”
(Ты решаешь сам)
|7||Arina Pekhtereva and Anastasia Dmitrachkova
(Дуэт Арины Пехтеревой и Анастасии Дмитрачковой)
|8||Quartet of the National Center for Children’s Art V. Mulyavina
(Квартет Национального центра детского творчества им. В. Мулявина)
|“Letim k mechtam”
(Летим к мечтам)