3+2 (band)

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3+2
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3+2
Background information
Origin Minsk, Belarus
Genres Pop, Soul
Years active 2009–present
Members Elgiazar Farashyan
Yulia Shisko
Artsem Mikhalenka
Alena Karpovich
Ninel Karpovich
Mihail Mikhalenka

3+2 or Three Plus Two (Belarusian: Тры плюс два; Russian: Три плюс два) are a Belarusian pop group that represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway.

Formation[edit]

The band was formed by the Belarusian television channel ONT and the project "New Voices of Belarus" in 2009. All the group members are the finalists of that TV show.

3+2 have taken part in dozens of concerts with the main orchestra of Belarus, which was the result of their victory in a vocal TV show. Moreover, they have performed in other projects and have recorded songs in the best recording studios of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.

Eurovision Song Contest 2010[edit]

After the victory in the national selection for the Eurovision 2010, public interest has grown rapidly. On 25 February 2010, 3+2 were chosen internally to represent Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Butterflies", performing in the first semi-final to be held on 25 May 2010.[1]

Songwriters from Belarus and neighbouring countries offered the band their compositions. The producers of 3+2 considered different variants of the song, clips and performance. The band director decided to contact well-known producer and writer Max Fadeev for some conceptual ideas. Within a week he managed to create the full original set for the band. The song Butterflies was written by Max Fadeev and Polish poet Malka Chaplin especially for the group.

They previously chose to perform "Far Away" at the contest, but changed it to "Butterflies" later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dahlander, Gustav (2010-02-25). "3+2 equals 12 for Belarus in Eurovision?". EBU. Archived from the original on 28 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Petr Elfimov
with Eyes That Never Lie
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Robert Wells)
2010
Succeeded by
Anastasia Vinnikova
with I Love Belarus