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IVAN will represent Belarus!

Marco Brey
Posted 22 January, 2016, 21:41

Tonight the representative of Belarus in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest has been chosen: It's IVAN, singing the song Help You Fly! The decision was taken solely by the TV viewers in a live show out of ten candidates.

In an exciting show, the Belarusian televoters have made their choice on the representative of their home country in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. It's IVAN, also known as Alexander Ivanov, who will sing the song Help You Fly in Stockholm. You can watch his performance on the BTRC website.
His entry was composed and produced by Victor Drobysh, with lyrics by Mary Applegate. The duo also penned the Russian entries in 2005 (Nobody Hurt No One by Natalia Podolskaya) and 2012 (Party For Everybody by Buranovskie Babushki) respectively. 
The full results of the televoting are shown below:
The Final Results of the Televoting
The Final Results of the Televoting
The result was then translated into points:
  • 12 points: IVAN (Aleksandr Ivanov) - Help You Fly
  • 10 points: NAPOLI - My Universe
  • 8 points: Kirill Ermakov - Running To The Sun
  • 7 points: NAVI - Гэта зямля (This Land)
  • 6 points: Aleksey Gross - Flame
  • 5 points: Anastasia Malashkevich - Pray For Love
  • 4 points: THE EM - Turn Around
  • 3 points: Valeria Sadovskaya - Not Alone
  • 2 points: Radiovolna - Radiowave
  • 1 point: Sasha Zakharik - Glory Night
The acts were chosen by an expert jury during live auditions in November and December 2015. Tonight however it was only the TV viewers who picked the winner by means of televoting.
Did you miss the show? Then look no further: You can watch the Belarusian national again in our WebTV Player on!

The award given to the winner tonight
The award given to the winner tonight
Marco Brey
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Tonight's winner: IVAN © BTRC