Alekseev believes the his lucky number eight will bring him good luck at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Belarus’ Alekseev is looking at his lucky number as a sign for next weeks first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The singer posted on Instagram that the number 8 could be a positive sign for his hopes of making the Grand Final next weekend.
He posted on Instagram that;
I believe in the magic of numbers. On the 8th of May I will perform at the Eurovision at number 8. There are 8 letters in my surname ALEKSEEV and in the name of the city Lissabon, and my birthday on 18 May ) The song “Forever” can be interpreted as an infinity sign – an inverted eight. There is something in this, what do you think?
The post was picked up Dima Bilan the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 who replied with;
The number of the performance at the final of Eurovision (2008) 24, the date of the finals May 24, birthday December 24. Also I believe, good luck.
Alekseev will represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. 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.