Helena MeraaiHelena is 14 years old and she was born in Minsk in May 2003. Helena's mother is Belarusian and her father is from Syria. When he finished Belarusian State University he met his love and decided to stay in Belarus. At the age of three Helena appeared on stage for the first time. Helena gives all her attention to music but the same time she is a very good student with a keen interest in the Belarusian language, literature and the history of Belarus.
Helena has taken part in and won a lot of Belarusian and international contests and TV-projects. The most famous competitions include the national competition, Young talents of Belarus, The Voice Kids and New Wave Junior 2016 of which she won as a member of Russian pop group Ey'wa. Helena is also a student of Igor Krytoy's Academy of popular music.
In Tbilisi Helena will perform I Am The One and she is really proud of the team she is working on her act. The song was written by famous Russian composer Rita Dakota, who has Belarusian roots, and her husband sound producer Vlad Sokolovsky. The idea of her song is simple; each of us is a small universe and if we believe in ourselves - all our bravest dreams will come true. This the main message Helena is going to bring to the audience and all participants of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017!
About the song writers and composers
Rita Dakota is a famous singer and composer. She is one of the most popular and modern singers and songwriters working and living in Russia and is also very popular in Belarus. Rita was born in Minsk and lived in Belarus for several years before moving to Moscow recently. She is no stranger to Junior Eurovision as she wrote the song Water Of Life for Russia last year which came fourth in the final.