Alekseev has released the “Forever” EP, featuring his Eurovision 2018 entry, the Russian version of his song and a brand new remix.
Alekseev who will represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has today released his new EP “Forever”. The EP features his entry for this years contest in Lisbon, Portugal plus “Drunken Sun”, “Навсегд” (Russian version of Forever), and the Kraynov remix of “Forever”.
He 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.
He will be performing “Forever” for Belarus in Lisbon. The song has received approval from the European Broadcasting Union to be able to take part in the contest in May.
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.