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'Eurovision was the peak of my career' Rybak says

20 November 2010 at 17:10 CET

The press conference started with showing the video clip of the Russian version of Europe's Skies. "I really like the clip, it's my first Russian clip," Rybak said.

He was asked about the ability of Belarus organising also the Eurovision Song Contest and he replied with a positive note.

"It's [Junior Eurovision Song Contest] the same kind of a competition as the Eurovision Song Contest, so I see no problem with organising that as well in Minsk," the winner of the 2009 edition of Europe' favourite TV-show said. 

"I've said after the Eurovision Song Contest that this was the peak of my career as I don't think I'll ever perform to a bigger audience but it doesn't mean the quality of my singing will be worse," he explained when asked about his victory at Europe's favourite TV-show.

Don't miss his performance of Europe's Skies today during the interval act at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. If it's not broadcast in your country, you can check it right here in our ESCTV player, from 20.15 Central European Time!

'Very pleased to help'

UNICEF, the co-producer of this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest held a second press conference today together with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to stress the importance of the issues concerning challenged children.

"I'm very happy to be back in Belarus after being away for 18 years and I'm surprised by the changes which have taken place here and the work UNICEF has done here for children," Maria Guleghina, the famous Belarusian opera singer told the press.

"People are not aware of special needs of some children and they are not aware what to do. The situation with the children is the worst in the world," John Budd from UNICEF said. "I would like to thank Maria for taking off time from her very busy schedule supporting UNICEF." 

"The EBU is very pleased to help UNICEF communicate its message. We can see  tonight what children can actually achieve," Jørgen Franck, Director of Eurovision TV at the EBU explained.