Helena Meraai will represent Belarus in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song I Am The One. Helena beat nine other acts and won the right to represent her country in Tbilisi, Georgia on 26th November.
Helena is 14 years old and she was born in Minsk in May 2003. Helena's mother is Belarusian and her father is from Syria. At the age of three Helena appeared on stage for the first time. Helena has taken part in several national and international contests including Young talents of Belarus, The Voice Kids and New Wave Junior.
Helena is the one
In Tbilisi Helena will perform I Am The One and she is really proud of the team she is working on her act. The song was written by famous Russian composer Rita Dakota, who has Belarusian roots, and her husband sound producer Vlad Sokolovsky. The idea of her song is simple; each of us is a small universe and if we believe in ourselves - all our bravest dreams will come true. Watch the official video below!
Helena has a special message for you - watch the video below!
Last week Helena released an acoustic & English version of her song. It was prepared with her friend Yan Yarosh who did the piano arrangement. Check out the video below!
Belarus in Junior Eurovision
Belarus is one of the most successful countries at Junior Eurovision and has won the competition twice and appeared in the top five no less than eight times. It is also one of the few countries that has participated in every single contest since Junior Eurovision began in 2003.
The 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, next year!
You can also watch all of the previous Junior Eurovision entries from Belarus in our video montage.