Just like last year, the Belarusian public broadcaster BTRC conducted an internal selection to find the country's representative for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. It was up to a professional jury to find the most suitable song for Europe's Favourite TV Show.
The experts in the jury were representatives of the four main Belarusian TV channels, First Channel, LAD, ONT, and CTV. In total, 29 bids were received by BTRC, including entries from Belarus, Latvia, the USA, Spain, Greece, Luxembourg, Moldova, and Russia. Out of those, 22 applicants complied with the rules of the national selection.
Today, the result of the consultations was published: Anastasiya Vinnikova will represent Belarus in Düsseldorf with Born In Byelorussia. The composer of the song is Evgeny Oleynik, and the lyrics were written jointly by Evgeny Oleynik and Victor Rudenko.
Anastasiya Vinnikova became well-known through her participation in the talent show Music Court on the channel ONT. During this show, her song Born In Byelorussia was premiered as well, already back in 2010.
Will the participation in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest boost the 20-year-old singer's career? In May, the TV public and the juries all over Europe will decide. Belarus was drawn to take part in the Second Semi-Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, to take place on May 12th.