Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Belarus participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Warsaw, Poland. Belarusian Television and Radio Company (BTRC) selected Arina Pehtereva with her song "Aliens" through an internal selection.[1] She achieved 5th place with 130 points.[2]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country Belarus
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selection date(s)8 October 2020
Selected entrantArina Pehtereva
Selected song"Aliens"
Selected songwriter(s)Daniil Zabela
Arina Pehtereva
Finals performance
Final result5th, 130 points
Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
◄2019 2020

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2020 contest, Belarus had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest seventeen times since its first entry at the inaugural contest in 2003.[3] Belarus have taken part in every edition of the contest since 2003,[4] and have won the contest twice: in 2005 with Ksenia Sitnik performing the song "My vmeste";[5] and again in 2007 with Alexey Zhigalkovich performing the entry "S druz'yami".[6] The country previously hosted the 2010 contest in Minsk and hosted for a second year in 2018, with Daniel Yastremski representing the country with the song "Time". It placed 11th with 114 points.

Before Junior EurovisionEdit

Internal selectionEdit

Due to 2020 Belarusian protests, BTRC decided not to hold national final and instead selected its entry internally.[7] On 8 October 2020, BTRC announced that Arina Pehtereva would represent Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song "Aliens".[1]

Artist and song informationEdit

Arina Pehtereva
Birth nameArina Pehtereva
Born (2008-03-14) 14 March 2008 (age 13)
Mogilev, Belarus
OriginBelarus
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
  "Aliens"
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Arina Pehtereva
Languages
  • Russian
  • English
Composer(s)
Daniil Zabela
Lyricist(s)
Daniil Zabela, Arina Pehtereva
Entry chronology
◄ "Pepelny (Ashen)" (2019)

Arina PehterevaEdit

Arina Pehtereva (Belarusian: Арына Пехцерава, Russian: Арина Пехтерева) is a Belarusian singer. She represented Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song "Aliens".

AliensEdit

"Aliens" (Russian: Пришельцы) is a song by Belarusian singer Arina Pehtereva. It represented Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

At Junior EurovisionEdit

After the opening ceremony, which took place on 23 November 2020, it was announced that Belarus will perform fifth on 29 November 2020, following Serbia and preceding Poland.[8]

VotingEdit

The same voting system that was introduced in the 2017 edition will be used, where the results will be determined by 50% online voting and 50% jury voting.[9] Every country has a national jury that consists of three music industry professionals and two kids aged between 10 and 15 who are citizens of the country they represent. The rankings of those jurors are combined to make an overall top ten.[10]

The online voting consists of two phases. The first phase of the online voting began on 27 November 2020 when a recap of all the rehearsal performances is shown on junioreurovision.tv before the viewers can vote. After this, voters also have the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant's rehearsal. This first round of voting will end on Sunday 29 November at 16:59 CET. The second phase of the online voting will take place during the live show and begin right after the last performance and will be open for 15 minutes. International viewers will be able vote for a maximum of three songs.[11] They will also be able to vote for their own country's song. These votes will then be turned into points which will be determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song received 20% of the votes, it received 20% of the available points.

Detailed voting resultsEdit

Detailed voting results from Belarus[12]
Draw Country Juror A Juror B Juror C Juror D Juror E Average Rank Points Awarded
01   Germany 8 7 9 8 4 8 3
02   Kazakhstan 3 3 3 2 2 2 10
03   Netherlands 4 6 7 9 7 6 5
04   Serbia 7 5 5 11 6 7 4
05   Belarus
06   Poland 11 11 6 3 11 9 2
07   Georgia 9 10 8 5 9 10 1
08   Malta 5 8 4 7 5 5 6
09   Russia 6 2 1 6 8 3 8
10   Spain 2 4 10 4 3 4 7
11   Ukraine 10 9 11 10 10 11
12   France 1 1 2 1 1 1 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arina Pehtereva will represent Belarus!". junioreurovision.tv. 8 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Final of Poland 2020 – Junior Eurovision Song Contest — Poland 2020". Junioreurovision.tv. EBU. Archived from the original on 29 November 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 15 November 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  5. ^ Bakker, Sietse (26 November 2005). "Belarus wins Junior 2005". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  6. ^ Bakker, Sietse (8 December 2007). "Alexey from Belarus wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  7. ^ #UDE2020: Upoznajte Arinu, Valentinu i Sandru!
  8. ^ "This is the running order for Junior Eurovision 2020". Junioreurovision.tv. EBU. 23 November 2020. Archived from the original on 23 November 2020.
  9. ^ Granger, Anthony (16 October 2020). "Junior Eurovision'20: Voting To Be Tweaked With Discussions On Going Around Points Presentation". Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020.
  10. ^ Granger, Anthony (25 November 2015). "Junior Eurovision 2018 – How Does The Voting Work?". Eurovoix.
  11. ^ "How to vote for your favourite at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020". Junioreurovision.tv. EBU. 10 November 2020. Archived from the original on 10 November 2020.
  12. ^ a b c "Results of the Final of Poland 2020". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.