The big event is almost upon us, and the 16th edition of the Junior Eurovision is very close to beginning. All singers, and songs have been chosen, with rehearsals having just begun. In the next few days, fans, press will all descend upon Minsk to find out who will win the 2018 contest.
A handful of nations have already started to rehearse in the Minsk arena already, with the rest expected in the next few days. On Monday, the eyes of the world will be on Minsk, as they will watch the opening ceremony. BRTC have been candidly excited about this and promise a 'striking opening ceremony.'
The host broadcaster has revealed that over 300 people have been invited, and expected to attend the ceremony, which will include delegations from both local, and international press. The show will not be exclusive to those there, but it will also be broadcast to the world, as they will be able to view the show by TV.Belteradiocomany.
The broadcaster will be showing Belarus off to the world, and intend to combine art with music , and dance. They promise to also put a modern twist to the show which will include graphics, and light projections combining 3-D technology.
Images Courtesy of Eurovision.TV Showing Some Of The Rehearsals
BTRC have said, "Through the idea of combining art, national images, and symbols with innovative technologies, the show will show the historical and cultural heritage of our people, and the modern Belarus".
The opening ceremony will take place in the BelExpo, which will be hosted by Denis Dudinnsky, and Anna Kviloria. In turn they will talk to all the participants one by one.
The opening ceremony will also see a draw take place to see where each country will perform in Sunday's final, including that of host nation, Belarus.
This year a record breaking twenty nations will be competing at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held on Sunday, November 25th 2018. The show will be broadcast live from the Minsk Arena, Belarus and see the return on Azerbaijan, Israel, and France. Kazakhstan and Wales will also be present as debuting nations.
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