Belarus has spoken: It's Liza Misnikova for Junior Eurovision 201920 September 2019 at 23:42 CEST
Liza Misnikova will represent Belarus with the song Pepelny (Ashen) at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice-Silesia on 24 November 2019.
The Belarusian national selection included 10 participants, this year all girls. Liza won the right to represent her country at the Contest after scoring a leading 20 points. Maria Ermakova took second place with 18 points and the Mapkey Tops came in third with 17 points. The points were determined by a combination of public and jury votes.
The live show was hosted by past Junior Eurovision contestants Helena Meraai and Alexander Minyonok. Helena was also one of the presenters of last year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk.
Other past participants, including Volha Satsiuk, Belarus' first participant, and Daniel Yastremski, last year's Belarusian contestant, also took part in the event.
Liza is 14 years old and studies at the Minsk Gymnasium № 56. She has been studying music for five years, including vocal classes and choreography. Despite the commitment she has made to her musical education, Liza does her best to make sure she makes time for other important things in her life: "I always try to find time for travelling, studying foreign languages and mathematics, and spending evenings with my mom." Liza's idol is American singer Rihanna.
Belarus in Junior Eurovision
This will be Belarus' 17th participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the first being the first Contest in 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Last year, Belarus hosted the contest in the Minsk Arena where Roksana Węgiel secured her victory for Poland.