ALEKSEEV will travel to Azerbaijan this Saturday to give his first solo concert since winning the Belarusian Eurovision selection.
ALEKSEEV will travel from Portugal to Azerbaijan this weekend as his gives his first solo concert since being selected as Belarus’ Eurovision 2018 participant. The singer is currently in Portugal filming his postcard for this years contest in May, with details about the postcard shoot expected to be revealed in the coming days.
The concert is a chance for the singer to promote himself to the Azeri audience ahead of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Both Belarus and Azerbaijan will be participating in the first semi-final of the contest. Azerbaijan has given Belarus points in the contest on every occasion they have shared a final, excluding 2010.
Alekseev won the Belarusian selection process topping both the public and jury voting. The singer rose to fame having participated in the Voice of Ukraine and has gone on to be a rising star in Ukraine and the CIS. He had originally entered the Ukrainian selection process for Eurovision 2018, before withdrawing and opting to try and represent Belarus instead.
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.