Last years Belarusian Eurovision participants are among the singers taking to the stage as guest performers in this weeks Eurovision selection final.
TVR has revealed the artists who will be appearing as guest performers in the final of Belarus’ selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Naviband who represented Belarus last year in Kyiv and brought Belarusian to the Eurovision stage will return to Minsk to perform for audiences across the country.
Joining Naviband are participants from last years national selection and those from this years audition round. They are; Violetta Baginskaya, Angelina Pipper, Ivan Zdonyuk, Angelica Pushnova, Elizaveta Muravieva, July, Michael Soul, trio Beatrice.
The running order for Belarus’ selection is as follows:
- Agagio – You and I
- Alekseev – Forever
- Shuma – Hmarki
- Napoli – Chasing rushes
- Anastasia Malashkevich – World on Fire
- Gunesh – I Will Not Cry
- Radio wave – Subway Lines
- ALEN HIT – I Do Not Care
- Lexy – Ain’t You
- Kirill Hood – Deja Vu
The national selection will take place on February 16th, and will be hosted by Teo and Olga Ryzhikova. The results will be decided by 50% jury votes and 50% televoting. However, in the case of a tie, it will be the jury votes that will take preference over the televoting.
Belarus was represented by Naviband in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Their entry “Historyja Majho Žyccia” was the first song to ever be performed entirely in Belarussian at the contest. They managed to take Belarus to final for the first time in three years, where they finished 17th with 83 points.
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.