The first rehearsals of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 were held at the Minsk-Arena with participation of invited extras temporarily replacing the contestants who are going to arrive in Belarus this weekend. Representatives from 20 countries will perform in Minsk. This is a record high number in the history of the song contest. The parameters of the main venue of the TV show are also impressive, 44 x 60 meters. This includes podiums, the green room and two stages at once. Rehearsals with real participants of the Junior Eurovision will begin on November 20.