On April 3 Belteleradiocompany began receiving applications for the participation in the Republican Children's Contest "Song for Eurovision" which is the national qualification of the International Children's Song Contest "Eurovision-2012", which will take place in December in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).
The organizer of the national qualifications is the National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus. The qualification is held in correspondence with the Regulation, developed by the organizer and the Rules of the Contest, established by the European Broadcasting Union.
Young performers who at the moment of the contest are not younger than 10 years old and not older than 15 years old, who are citizens of Belarus or foreign citizens or stateless citizens who have been permanently residing on the territory of the Republic of Belarus for not less than 2,5 years can participate in the contest.
A song, which hasn't been published before in the Belarusian or Russian languages with the duration of not shorter than 2 minutes 30 seconds and not longer than 2 minutes 45 seconds, can be presented for the republican contest. The song has to be written by the contestant himself, the help of adults is permissible.
Junior Eurovision qualifications in Belarus have started
Belteleradiocompany began national qualification for International Children's Song Contest "Eurovision-2012".
To participate in the contest it is necessary to send an application form by means of an insured box to the address: 220807, Minsk, Makaenka Str., 9 with note "For the Republican Contests "Song for Eurovision". The last day to send in the songs is May 25, 2012.
The Regulation on the holding of the national qualification of the Children's Song Contest "Eurovision-2012" will be published on the web-site of Belteleradiocompany www.tvr.by (section "Projects") and in the newspaper "Zvyazda".
The republican contest includes three stages: the qualification round, the final and the preparation of the official representative of the Republic of Belarus for the performance at the Contest.
Following the results of the qualification round which will be summed up in June, the professional jury created by the organizer will select from 7 to 10 finalists.
The final of the republican contest will take place in September in the form of a gala-concert. The winner of the contest, who will represent Belarus at the Children's Song Contest "Eurovision-2012", will be determined by the results of telephone and SMS voting of the TV viewers and the voting of the professional jury.
All the rights, which concern the holding of the qualification, belong exclusively to the organizer - Belteleradiocompany.
TV Channel "Belarus 1" will traditionally be the broadcaster of both the qualification round and the International Children's Song Contest "Eurovision-2012".