Qualifying rounds for the 2017 Slavic Bazaar Festival, in particular, auditions for the Vitebsk International Pop Song Performer Contest and the Children"s Music Contest, are to launch today. Qualifying round participants should to prepare two songs each - a song by a Belarusian author in their native language and a song of choice. Grodno will be the first city to compete for the right to represent Belarus at the Slavic Bazaar Festival. Auditions will then take place in all regional centres. The first qualifying round will finish on 18 December in Minsk.