BTRC has revealed that around fifty songs were summitted into the Belarusian selection for Eurovision 2021.
The Belarusian broadcaster has revealed that roughly fifty songs have been submitted to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The number of submissions into the selection process is around half the number submitted in 2020 when ninety-five songs were sent into BTRC.
The rules for the selection stated that all submissions must include a live 3 minute video recording of the entry that is being put forward for Eurovision. Singers wishing to compete in the contest are only able to submit one song into the selection.
The broadcaster is now reviewing all of the submissions to ensure that they are compliant with the selections rules. BTRC is still assessing how it will select its entry for Eurovision, the decision will be influenced by the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Update (10th Feb):
Speaking to The Euro Trip podcast, Daz Sampson revealed a method of selecting Belarus’ act for Rotterdam has yet to be decided.
The former UK representative has submitted a song with Belarussian singer Katya Ocean, and explained how they’re still waiting to be told more about the selection process.
“At the end of the day all acts have to be submitted by 15th March, personally because of the pandemic what I think they might do is internally select.”
In the wide ranging interview Daz also explained how he’ll try and return to Eurovision in 2022 if he isn’t successful.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv – Andres Putting | Source: BTRC
Belarus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and has made it to the final on five occasions. 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 six times in sixteen attempts.