Sealed, signed, delivered — Alexander Minenok will represent Belarus at Junior Eurovision 2016 with the song “Muzyka moikh pobed” (Music of my victories). 

Channeling a young Eric Saade — replete with the swagger and the fierce dance moves — Alexander made sure that he lived up to his song’s title. His urban choreography and sound also invoked Ilya Volkov, who took bronze back at Junior Eurovision 2013. Fans of Måns Zelmerlöw will appreciate the use of a hoverboard — it’s so Eurovision 2016!

Alexander Minenok – “Muzyka moikh pobed”

Alexander won the national final in a jury tiebreak after drawing with Olga Konovalova.

Tonight’s host Teo — who hosted together with his wife Olga Ryzhykova — must have relived memories from when he drew at the Eurovision 2014 selection...before he was ultimately named the winner.

Belarus Junior Eurovision 2016 national final full results

1. Alexander Minenok – “Muzyka moikh pobed” 20 points (12 jury/8 televote)
2. Olga Konovalova – “Serdtsa bit” – 20 points (8 jury/12 televote)
3. Zinaida Kupriyanovich – “Kosmos” – 14 points (10 jury/4 televote)
4. Maria Magilnaya – “Zvuk tishiny” – 12 points (7 jury/5 televote)
5. Maria Zhilina – “Vpripryzhku” – 12 points (5 jury/7 televote)
6. So-Ni-Ka – “Pesenka moya” – 12 points (2 jury/10 televote)
7. Neskuchniy Vozrast – “Tyts tyts” – 10 points (4 jury/6 televote)
8. Stefania Sokolova – “Color Game (Tsvetnaya igra)” – 7 points (6 jury/1 televote)
9. Elena Titova – “Ne prosto tak” – 6 points (3 jury/3 televote)
10. Yulia Mozhilovskaya – “Ver v sebya” – 3 points (1 jury/2 televote)

Olga Konovalova won the televote convincingly with over 11,000 votes, thereby taking 12 points. So resounding was her televote win that So-Ni-Ka, who finished second in the televote, only received around 4,000 votes. Alexander Minenok, the eventual winner, ended third with the public.

Alexander benefitted hugely from the jury vote. He won top marks here, while Zinaida Kupriyanovich and televote winner Olga Konovalova rounded out the Top 3.

When the voting ended in a draw between Alexander and Olga — both on 20 points — it was up to the jury members to break the deadlock. Each of them had to hand a heart to their preferred candidate. Alex received seven hearts to Olga’s two, giving him the edge.

Was Alexander Minenok also your favourite and did he deserve to win? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ria NL
Ria NL
4 years ago

Congratulations to Alexander !! I like the song but he was not my favorite. I liked the songs from Zinaida Kupriyanovich – “Kosmos” and Maria Magilnaya “Zvuk tishiny” and So-Ni-Ka – “Pesenka moya, much more !! But I like to wish Alexander and Belarus the very best of luck in Malta !!

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

@Jesc Fanatic

And by the way, you copied my name so that you could annoy me by opposing my opinion?

… and one can only wonder… how more pathetic can you get?

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

@Jesc Fanatic

If you are going to copy my username, at least do it correctly…

Jesc Fanatic
Jesc Fanatic
4 years ago

Finally boy and with perfect song. Belarus will win like Italy 2014. Only wiwi exots can say, that next girl ‘d be better.

D
D
4 years ago

I think it’s fair that Alexander beat Olga, considering Olga’s televoting score was clearly rigged. There’s no way she’d get over 11,000 votes, nearly triple the second place, while in past years the televote winner got around 5,000. Belarus is also a country known for vote rigging, sad they’d do it in a children’s contest too though. Anyways, I don’t really watch JESC but Alexander will do well probably, it’s Belarus, they always do well, this could even win.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

@It was a fraud

I totally agree, Elena’s song was so good!

Ewan
Ewan
4 years ago

junior eurovision needs more music like this ! it reminds me of bulgaria’s supergeroy in 2011 which I really liked and think was underrated.

Vanessa
Vanessa
4 years ago

I’m literally the happiest person right now! Finally a boy and guess what? The song is really good, he sings well and he’s actually pretty cute! I’m all for Belarus

EurovisionMonaco
EurovisionMonaco
4 years ago

JESC Top 4 So far all the songs are potential winners So I imagine the voting is going to be tight 1 – Belarus Song is catchy and the staging is very very good. Aleksandrs voice is also good and will do well with the jury’s 2 – The Netherlands Song Is very catchy and is also could do well with the jury but it also could do very bad with the jury’s. It all depends 3 – Russia Song is complex with many layers but it is still very good and will do well with the jury 4 –… Read more »

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
4 years ago

Its modern ?

Good choices by far!

My top 4:
1) Russia
2) The Netherlands
3) Belarus
4) Albania

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

My top 4 (so far):

1. Albania (Queeeeeeeeeeeeen!!!)
2. Russia
3. The Netherlands*
4. Belarus

*My opinion about the song may change when I listen to the full version.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

Belarus, where is Olga?
She was by far the favorite of the televote and you chose him???

No top 5 for you this year… Just forget about it.

And by the way, 4th and last in my top 😉

Claudia
Claudia
4 years ago

meh

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

Glad at least one boy is there in Malta. And he can perform very well too.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

YAYAY!!! It was my favorite, but i think Olga deserved to win as she almost goth 3 times more votes than second place So-ni-ka, because i think televote should always be more important then juries, BUT… MY FAVORITE WON!!!!!! First boy 🙂

My top:

1. The Netherlands (8.5)
2. Albania (8)
3. Russia (8)
4. Belarus (6) (Cool live performance tough)

Ariso Light
Ariso Light
4 years ago

My top 3:
1. Albania
2. Russia
3. Belarus

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

There should be no need for people to write negative comments about Belarus’ entry for Malta. Like, seriously!!

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

Looks and sounds decent. Should do another good result for Belarus

Ejin
Ejin
4 years ago

It’s not my type of music.I don’t like it,but I don’t hate it.In my opionion this is not one of Belarus’s JESC Worst Entries,but also not one of Belarus’s JESC Best Entries.So far it is not one of my favourites.My Number 3 so far,Score: 7/10

My top 4 so far
1.The Netherlands
2.Russia
3.Belarus
4.Albania

#TeamJustin
#TeamJustin
4 years ago

TIK TOK KESHA VIBES!!!

EUROFAN MEXICO
4 years ago

SORRY BELARUS IS ALWAYS LOST FOR ME

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
4 years ago

Belarus never lets me down at JESC, best song by far

Jp
Jp
4 years ago

Good performer and singer but not the best song.

Graph
Graph
4 years ago

Well it’s not exactly my kind of music, but it’s a great song to add variety to the JESC contest as I haven’t heard anything like this in recent years. This could do very well at the contest given that it breaks the dichotomy of upbeat (but overly juvenile sounding) songs vs. mature ballads that often characterizes JESC.

It was a fraud
It was a fraud
4 years ago

Aleksandr of course did not deserve to win. Elena Titova,with her magic balad, deserved more than 9th place! I feel sorry for Olga, she was very sad when the jury preferred [ what a fraud ] Aleksandr, who came 3rd in televote! [ very overrated ]

jescfan
jescfan
4 years ago

Olga Konovalova was robbed! Personally, I wanted Zinaida to win, but Olga should have won since she got 11,128 votes[!], instead of Aleksandr’s 2,624. Furthermore, the public vote was announced one hour before the jury vote, so that they have plenty of time to fix the results. Corruption everywhere in Belarus!…