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Music from Minsk: Finalists announced in Belarus

12 January 2018 at 10:00 CET
Belarus rehearsals Andres Putting
Belarusian national broadcaster, BTRC, has revealed the 11 finalists that will compete for the right to represent the country in Lisbon in May. In total 93 applications were received and the finalists were selected by the professional jury following auditions.

Eurovision history was made in Belarus last year when the Belarusian language was performed on the Eurovision stage for the first time. Naviband's Story Of My Life took the country to the final for the first time since 2014. The Belarusian national selection for Eurovision 2018 will be held on Friday 16th February with the winner being decided by a combination of public and jury votes. 

Who is in the running in 2018?

  • Alen Hit - I Don't Care
  • Adagio - Ty i ja
  • Lexy - Ain't you
  • Sofia Lapina - Gravity
  • Napoli - Chasing Rushes
  • Alekseev - Forever
  • Anastasiya Malashkevich - World On Fire
  • Gunesh - I Won't Cry
  • Kirill Good - Deja Vu 
  • Radiovolna - Subway Lines
  • Shuma - Chmarki

Eurovision comes to Belarus 

Belarus is hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in November 2018. The country has participated in every single edition of the competition since it began in 2003. Belarus joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and achieved its best placing in the Grand Final, sixth, in 2007.