Naviband were chosen through a 50/50 combination of public and jury votes. The 11 jury members are drawn from professionals in the entertainment industry. Previous Belarusian Eurovision entrants Uzari (2015), Ivan (2016) and host Teo (2014) performed during the interval.
In total thirteen songs competed for the chance to represent Belarus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest:
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
Belarus has participated in the the Eurovision Song Contest every year since 2004. The country achieved its best placing in 2007 with Work Your Magic performed by Dmitry Koldun which finished 6th in the Grand Final in Helsinki.
When the contest was last held in Kyiv, in 2005, the Belarusian entry, Love Me Tonight,performed by Angelica Agurbash failed to make the Grand Final despite being one of the most talked about acts that year. Whilst Belarus has yet to score a victory in this competition, the country has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 2005 and 2007 respectively and hosted the contest in Minsk in 2010. Last year Ivan represented Belarus with the song Help You Fly.