BTRC has confirmed that it has received 113 entries for it’s search for their Eurovision entry in Tel Aviv. The Belarusain broadcaster has confirmed that it will select their entry this year via a national selection.
What happens next?
Well, the next step for Belarus’s search is the live auditions, which is due to take place this upcoming Monday. The live audition will condense down the 113 applications to just 10 finalists.
Belarus will select its representative on March 8, with a national final. The winner will be selected solely by a 100% jury vote, by awarding on a scale of 0-10 Points. Another round of voting will occur should a tie occur.
UK’s Daz Sampson among the entrants
We recently report that the UK’s 2006 representative Daz Sampson is among the artists who submitted an application to Belarus’s national selection. Daz represented the UK in Athens with ‘Teenage Life’ placing 19th in the competition.
In addition to the United Kingdom, BTRC has also confirmed that it has received entries from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Israel, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Italy, United States, Canada, Nigeria.
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
Belarus made their Eurovision debut back in 2004 with Alexandra and Kostantin’s “My Galileo” and participated every year since. Unfortunately, the country has struggled to achieve good results at the contest only making the final in 5 attempts. So far, their best result (and only top 10 placing) is Dmitry Koldun’s 6th place in 2007 with “Work your magic“. Belarus most recently qualified for the final in 2017 with Naviband’s “Story of my life“, their first entry in Belarusian. In Lisbon, it was Ukraine-born Alekseev who represented the country with his melancholic song “Forever“. Despite a very emotional and fascinating performance, he finished 16th with 65 points, failing to qualify.
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