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NaviBand to sing for Belarus in 2017!

20 January 2017 at 23:11 CET
Naviband have been chosen to represent Belarus at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Historyja majho zyccia. The show was hosted by popular TV presenter Olga Ryzhikova and Teo who represented Belarus at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with his song Cheesecake. 

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.

The top five:

  1. Naviband - Historyja majho zyccia
  2. Nuteki - Take My Heart
  3. Anastasiya Sheverenko - We’ll Be Together
  4. Napoli - Let’s Come Together
  5. PROvokatsiya Group - My Love

In total thirteen songs competed for the chance to represent Belarus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest: 

  • Aleksandra Tkach - Be Stronger
  • Anastasiya Sheverenko - We’ll Be Together
  • Angelica Pushnova - We Should Be Together
  • Isaac Nightingale - On The Red Line
  • Kattie - Wild Wind
  • Lermont x Julic - Heartbeat
  • Napoli - Let’s Come Together
  • Naviband - Historyja majho zyccia
  • Nikita Khodas - Voice In My Head
  • Nuteki - Take My Heart
  • PROvokatsiya Group - My Love
  • Vladislav Kurasov - Follow The Play
  • Yuliya Korenyuk - Children Of The World

The show was broadcast online and for the first time ever viewers were able to get an exclusive look at the artists backstage as they prepared to go on stage. The show graphics and postcards featured traditional Belarusian symbols, visit BRTC's website for more information.

Gallery: Belarusian hopefuls rehearse for 2017 national selection

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.

Gallery: NaviBand to represent Belarus at Eurovision 2017