Today Belarus have revealed the details regarding the postcards at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Belarus have revealed their plans for the shooting of their postcard, which will play before their performance on the Eurovision stage in Kyiv, Ukraine. BelTA have revealed today that the Belarusian TV and Radio Company Belteleradiocompany will shoot the first part of the Belarusian postcard this year, with the Eurovision organisers shooting the second part of the postcards in Kyiv. The TV companies of all 43 of this year’s competing countries are to film their own country’s postcard before May. Each postcard will be themed around emotions of the contestants.
This decision amongst other things were made during the Head of Delegations meeting which took place yesterday and today in Kyiv. The organisers of the contest also presented the concept and stage design at the meeting. Also revealed at the meeting was that 23,000 tickets have been sold so far across 9 different shows.
At this stage, 42 songs have been presented to the public, with the exception of Armenia, who are due to reveal their song on Saturday 18th March. Recently the running order draw for the host country of Ukraine took part in Kyiv. The draw sees the host country randomly pick one of running order slots in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, this ensures that the shows producers are unable to influence where they place Ukraine in the show. O.Torvald drew 22nd place in the Grand Final in May.
Navi following their victory in the Belarusian selection process have stated their excitement in competing in Eurovision and wish to present the modern face of Belarus to the rest of Europe. “Historyja majho žyccia” is the first song in Belarusian to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest. The language has previously only been heard at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Belarus will be performing in the second half of the second semi final. The last time that Belarus managed to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, they also performed in the second half of the second semi final.
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Belarus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and has made it to the final on four occasions. For the past two years Belarus has failed to make it through to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, this year IVAN finished 12th in the second semi final, 21 points away from qualification. Belarus’ best result in the contest came in 2007 when Dmitry Koldun finished 6th in the final with a total of 145 points. In total Belarus has qualified for the Eurovision final on just four occasions.