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Belarus wins 5th Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Belarus wins 5th Junior Eurovision Song Contest
8/Dec 2007 @ 22:45 by Sietse Bakker
ROTTERDAM - Belarus was chosen as the winner of the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Alexey Zhigalkovich delivered an outstanding performance with his song S Druzyami, which received a total of 137 points. It was a very close call with Armenia, who came in second with 136 points.

"Congratulations to the winner and to all the artists for their excellent performances. And a special thanks to the host broadcaster AVRO, and UNICEF for their collaboration on this event," says Svante Stockselius, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

The sold out performance at Ahoy stadium in Rotterdam also included the presence of two honoured guests Kateryna Yushchenko, the first lady of Ukraine and Sandra Saakashvili-Roelofs, the first lady of Georgia. The event was also broadcast live in the 17 participating countries and across the world through a live Internet stream onwww.junioreurovision.tv. Viewers in the 17 countries voted for their favourite song through the pan-European televoting system traditional to the Eurovision Song Contests.

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Patricia Goldschmid,Communications Advisor, Mobile: +41.79.774.86.44,goldschmid@ebu.ch

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