Lisbon 2018

BTRC confirms Belarus will participate in Eurovision 2018

Belarus have become the latest country to confirm that they will participate in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. This news is according to popular Turkish Eurovision website, who confirmed this news in an article a few days ago. This makes BTRC the 22nd broadcaster to confirm their provisional participation in Portugal’s capital city Lisbon next May.

Eurofest to return?

No further details have been revealed in regards to how Belarus will select their entry next year. While we wait for further information, why not read our Throwback Thursday article from a few weeks ago where we discussed our favourite Belarusian entries?

Nevertheless, it is likely that they will their national final format Eurofest. This competition has decided the Belarusian entrant every year since 2012. This year, Naviband were crowned Eurofest winners and represented Belarus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Story of My Life became the first Belarusian song to qualify for the grand final since 2014. In addition, Naviband became the first Belarusian Eurovision act to sing in their native language!

Are you pleased that Belarus will be heading to Lisbon? Which artist would you like to see represent them in 2018? Let us know in the comments section below and via our social media pages @ESCXTRA!

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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