BTRC the Belarussian national broadcaster has announced today that their participant for Stockholm will be selected by televote only.
Belarus has decided to drop the jury from their national final and instead give the Belarussian public a 100% say in the results of their selection process for Eurovision 2016. The jury had been introduced into the Belarussian selection in 2013 after vote rigging affected the results of the 2012 selection process.
The Head of the Belarussian delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest said that:
The choice of representative for “Eurovision” means only audience vote – it is the most transparent form in terms of the definition of a worthy challenger.
Belarus will be revealing more details about their selection process on Friday and will be accepting submissions from Friday. The Head of BTRC in September said that this year they would focus on songs in the Belarussian language – More details here.