On the 25th of February, the Belarusian champion for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo was announced by BTRC. The honour went to the band 3+2.
3+2 were supposed to sing Far Away in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, but just before the deadline to enter songs, a decision was taken that the group would perform Butterflies instead in the competition.
The song was composed by the famous Russian producer Maxim Fadeev with lyrics by Malka Chaplin.
Maxim Fadeev is a big name in the Russian music business and was successful as a television producer of the second season of Channel One talent's show Star Factory. Star Factory 2 eventually rose to prominence among many popular Russian singers, such as Yulia Savicheva, Elena Temnikova, Irakliy Pirzhalava, Pier Narciss, Elena Terleeva and others. Yulia Savicheva eventually competed for Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, reaching the 11th place.
You can see their song below.
Who are they?
Twin-sisters Alena and Ninel developed the formula of success long ago: stay together – and success is guaranteed!
The first stage of their creative development was a year of live work on television in one of Belarusian lotteries. The next stage is the casting to the TV-show New Voices of Belarus, participation in the project and becoming finalists. After the bright debut at the big stage, Alena and Ninel were invited to the main state orchestra of Belarus, where they work to date.
Artem Mikhalenka considers New Voices of Belarus to be a significant stage in his creative development. Artem became a finalist of the TV-show and was invited to the leading state orchestra of Belarus, working with which he participated in concerts all over the country and got numerous fans.
Yehiazar Farashan's vocal abilities were discovered by his mother, a teacher of vocal. She insisted that her son started singing, but at first he took it jokingly and resisted until participation in his first international contest and winning there. By today, he's participated in and won numerous contests.
Yuliya Shyshko dreamt of an opera singer career and of the big stage. She was sure she inherited vocal ability from her mother. After the 9th form she entered a music college, department of choral conducting. Being a college student she saw an announcement of the casting to New Voices of Belarus. Yuliya became a finalist of the TV show and got an invitation to the main state orchestra of Belarus, gladly working there to date, performing all over the country and giving joy to the audience.
They'll perform sixteenth in the first Semi-Final on the 25th of May in Oslo, Norway.