Belarus’s National Broadcaster, BTRC, has received only 12 potential entries that could represent them at the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
However, the submissions deadline leaves a bit of space for interested artists to place their bid in the Belarusian Eurovision race. The deadline is the 26th December, so there are just four days left.
All the applicants will go through a round of live auditions in which a panel of music experts will narrow them down to no more than fifteen acts. The results of the live auditions will be available to the public around mid-January.
Interestingly enough, BTRC is following the trend of creating a national selection with a little international twist. This year foreign singers, lyricists and composers can enter the competition with the hopes of waving the Belarusian flag in Lisbon.
⇒ More details about the Belorussian National Selection can be found here ⇐
Belarus at Eurovision
Belarus has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fourteen times since making its debut in 2004.
Ever since their debut, Belarus has managed to qualify for the final five times out of fourteen occasions. Achieving their greatest result to date in 2007 with “Work Your Magic”, sung by Koldun. To date, it’s their only top ten result.
Last year Naviband represented Belarus with their folkloric happy clappy song “Historyja majho žyccia”. They qualified for the Grand Final and then achieved seventeenth place with 83 points in the final. The duo was the first act from Belarus to actually sing their entry entirely in Belarusian.
Who would you like to see representing Belarus in Lisbon? Should Belarus send a song in their national language again to replicate the success of Naviband? Who would you like to see as their representative in Lisbon?
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