ZENA is this year's Eurovision Song Contest representative for Belarus. Born Zina Kupriyanovich on 17 September 2002 in Minsk, she began performing as a young child and already has several awards to her name. Those include coming first at Slavianski Bazaar, a kids contest in Vitebsk in 2014 and she won a fellowship for the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus which supports talented young people. In 2016, ZENA became the voice of Moana, the lead female character in the Russian version of the Disney movie by the same name.
As she grew as an artist, ZENA developed a strong musical repertoire and has released more than 20 songs and 10 music videos. No stranger to the Eurovision stage, ZENA was a finalist at the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk and came in third place in 2016. Last year, she was asked to co-host the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Minsk once again.
ZENA is a social media star in her own right, with more than 93,000 subscribers on Instagram and 48,000 subscribers and more than 15 million views on YouTube. In her personal time, ZENA enjoys dancing and drawing.