The eleven finalists in Belarus’ Eurovision 2018 selection have been selected this afternoon, following a day of auditions.
BTRC has this evening revealed the eleven artists who will be taking part in the Belarus’ Eurovision 2018 selection process. The eleven finalists were selected after a day of auditions in Minsk, where all of the applicants performed for a jury formed of
The finalists are:
- ALEN HIT – “I do not care“
- Adagio – “You and I“
- Lexy – “Ain’t you“
- Sophia Lapina – “Gravity“
- Napoli – “Chasing rushes“
- Alekseev – “Forever“
- Anastasia Malashkevich – “World on fire“
- Guns – “I will not cry“
- Kirill Hood – “Deja Vu“
- Radio wave – “Subway lines“
- Shuma – “Hmarki“
The national final is due to take place at the latest on March 1 and will be hosted by Teo and Olga Ryzhikova. The final result will be decided by a combination of 50% jury votes and 50% public voting. In the case of a tie, the jury vote will take preference over the public vote.
Naviband represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with “Historyja majho žyccia”. They were the first Belarusian act to perform entirely in the Belarusian language. They finished 17th in the final with 83, Belarus’ first appearance in the final since 2014.
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
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. Their most recent entrant, IVAN, finished in 12th place in his semi-final and was 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 five times in fourteen attempts.