During the Christmas holiday, the Eurovision fans don’t only look back at the past year, but also looking forward to new events and shows. One of them is the Belarusian national selection. It takes place tonight, starting at 20:00 CET. Enjoy this exciting show with us on eurovision.tv!
Tonight, the 15 contestants will appear on stage in the following order:
- Band Napoli - My Dreams
- Lis - Angel
- Daria - Love Is My Color
- Gunesh - I Belive In A Miracle
- Muzzart - Only Dance
- Valeria Sadovskaya - Summer Love
- Band Rostany - Electric Toys
- Janette - Supernova
- Alexej Gross - Stand As One
- Milki - Accent
- Uzari & Maimuna - Time
- Beatrees - Fighter
- Vitali Voronko - Drive
- Anastasia Malashkevich - Don’t Save My Name
- Nasha Odi - Giving Up Your Love
You can listen to the 15 Belarusian entries on the BTRC site. You can find out about the voting system in Belarus in our previous feature:
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15 Belarusian finalists – who they are?
The band Napoli participate in the Belarusian national final for the second time. This year, the artists perform My Dreams.
Lis was one of Dima Koldun’s and Teo’s backing vocalists. This year, Lis is trying his luck as a lead singer with his song Angel.
Daria is singing under number three and it is her third participation in the national selection. The singer believes she could bring the victory to Belarus with her song Love Is My Colour.
Gunesh is also no stranger in the Belarusian national selections – this year she tries her luck for the sixth time. Her ballad I Belive In A Miracle the singer dedicated to her husband.
The band Muzzart invented their own dance for their entry Only Dance. The artists hope that their dance becomes as popular as Lambada.
Valeria Sadovska is the youngest contestant in this year’s selection. She is only eighteen years old. She studies linguistics and is sure that her good English can help her to win the viewers’ hearts. Valeria dreams to meet her big love that she sings about in her entry Summer Love.
For Janette it is the fifth participation in the Belarusian national final. This season, her formula for success in the Eurovision Song Contest is to become a Supernova - this is what the artist sings in her song. Tatiana Davydenko, a famous Belarusian designer, is Janette’s tailor. Zhanet is not only a great singer, but also a wonderful mother.
For the national final, Alexej Gross had to shave his beard. Teo who presented Belarus in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, is a co-writer of Alexej’s song Stand As One.
Alexander Rybak founded the female band Milki. His inspirations for the song Accent, the winner of 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, got from the former Russian participants Buranovskiye Babushki.
The band Beatrees became known after their participation in an Ukrainian music talent show. Their song title is Fighter - the singers will fight for their victory in the national selection to the end.
Anastasia Malashkevich has a voice of an opera singer, but the artist always wanted to perform pop music. In her song she says that there is no need to save her name in the telephone, it’s better to learn it by heart.
Vitali Voronko is an artist with accordion. A show itself is more important than victory, says Vitali. The singer performs his entry in Russian, there is only one English word in the lyrics - Drive.