Update on November 13 at 14:10: We have reached out to the President’s office. They tell us that Belarusian News has it wrong, and that the President did not see the Belarusian performance.

Malta’s president Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca will vote for Nadezhda Misyakova and her song “Sokal” at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Marsa this Saturday, according to a report from Belarusian News.

The head of the Belarusian delegation Olga Salamakha reportedly said that the Maltese president visited Nadezhda’s rehearsal and subsequently told Nadezhda and her team that they will receive her votes this Saturday.

This is great news for Nadezhda, as her running order draw of first is a little daunting considering that she may be forgotten by subsequent acts, such as Cyprus, Slovenia, Malta and The Netherlands.

Naturally the Maltese people will not be offended: you can’t vote for your own country!

You can watch Nadezhda’s first rehearsal of “Sokal” below.

So what do you think? Is this a huge boost to Nadezhda’s confidence? Let us know.

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Erin
Erin
7 years ago

You obviously don’t get the point, but ‘if it doesn’t matter’ as you say, why are you even reacting to this story in the first place? perhaps it matters for reasons such as unethical conduct and journalistic disinformation – Did that ever cross your mind?

D
D
7 years ago

Erin – What are you talking about? Can the president not have a favourite song? Even if it isn’t true, what does it matter if it is? You’re honestly looking way too far into it.

Erin
Erin
7 years ago

I’m glad this has been cleared, but it’s a new low for the Belarusian delegation: Can it stoop that low that it would tarnish the reputation of the Maltese president for its own expediency? I think the Belarusian head of delegation should clarify if she’s behind this fabrication and why her name is being mentioned in that Belarusian news report as the source of the story. I would imagine that she doesn’t want to be associated with lies and deceits, unless that’s how you ‘win’ a position in Belarus.

beccaboo1212
7 years ago

Good idea 😀

Erin
Erin
7 years ago

I hope she told all young performers and their teams that they will get her vote, otherwise this is not a very sensible or intelligent remark (if it was REALLY said) because it only reinforces past claims about Malta’s alleged practice of ‘Sealing The Vote Trade Deal’ with countries which are already being perceived as the usual annual suspects. This is most likely something lost in translation being used by the head of Belarus delegation for domestic purposes, but If it turns out the Maltese president is on record making such a comment, she heaps ridicule on her own country… Read more »