Late on Monday evening, the opening party of this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest was held. It was all fun and games for all delegations! And we saw many surprises throughout the evening.
What happened at the opening party?
The evening started with all the delegations being greeted by fans right in the Palace of Sports in Minsk and being treated as stars!
Later, all the winners, except the Spanish winner of 2004 - who will arrive on Tuesday - performed in front of all this year's contestants who cheered for them energetically!
But, as the hosts announced - they could not ask the winner of the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest on stage as that's going to be chosen this Saturday by judges and people all over Europe!
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