After the first competition day Adilkhan Makin form Kazakhstan is leading by a small margin, with 89 points at the 28th Vitebsk Song Contest. Israel's entry Elay is second with 87 points, George Putkaradze of Georgia and Ukrainian Dmitry Babak scored 86 points and are third. Belarusian Vanya Zdonyuk finished the first competition day with 82 points. The singers performed a Slavic song to the accompaniment of Belarus' National Academic Concert Orchestra under the baton of Mikhail Finberg.
Pictured is Adilkhan Makin.