Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Belarus
Belarus
Member station BTRC
National selection events EuroFest (2004-2009, 2012-Present)
Internal Selection (2010-2011)
Appearances
Appearances 10 (3 finals)
First appearance 2004
Best result 6th: 2007
Worst result 22nd SF: 2006 SF
External links
BTRC page
Belarus's page at Eurovision.tv

Belarus has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest ten times, debuting in 2004. The country entered the contest in the same year that semi-finals began to be used to determine who would compete in the final. Belarus has so far managed to qualify for the final three times: In 2007 with Dmitry Koldun, in 2010 with 3+2 and in 2013 with Alyona Lanskaya. After the 2009 edition Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko told that it was necessary to completely replace the current working team behind Belarus' Eurovision entry. Lukashenko pointed out his frustrations over divisions within the team. Alexander Rybak winner of the contest in 2009 representing Norway, said that he's interested to have a comeback as a composer for his birth country Belarus.[1]

Contestants[edit]

Table key

     Winner
     Second place
     Third place
     Last place
     Automatically qualified to the final
     Did not qualify for the final
     Did not compete or was relegated
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2004 Aleksandra and Konstantin English "My Galileo"
Failed to qualify
19 10
2005 Angelica Agurbash English "Love Me Tonight"
Failed to qualify
13 67
2006 Polina Smolova English "Mum"
Failed to qualify
22 10
2007 Dmitry Koldun English "Work Your Magic" 6 145 4 176
2008 Ruslan Alekhno English, Spanish "Hasta La Vista"
Failed to qualify
17 27
2009 Petr Elfimov English "Eyes That Never Lie"
Failed to qualify
13 25
2010 3+2 English "Butterflies" 24 18 9 59
2011 Anastasia Vinnikova English "I Love Belarus"
Failed to qualify
14 45
2012 Litesound English "We Are the Heroes"
Failed to qualify
16 35
2013 Alyona Lanskaya English "Solayoh" 16 48 7 64
2014 Teo English "Cheesecake"

Voting history[edit]

As of 2013, Belarus' voting history is as follows:

12 Points[edit]

Table key

     Winner – Belarus gave 12 points to a winning song / Belarus won the contest.
     Second place – Belarus gave 12 points to a runner-up song / Belarus was runner-up in the contest.
     Third place – Belarus gave 12 points to a third place song / Belarus came third place in the contest.
     Qualified – Belarus gave 12 points to a song that qualified to the Grand Finals / Belarus qualified to the Grand Finals.
     Non-qualified – Belarus gave 12 points to a song that did not qualify to the Grand Finals / Belarus did not qualify to the Grand Finals.
Year Given Received
Final Semi Final Semi
2004  Russia  Ukraine Did not Qualify
None
2005  Russia  Israel Did not Qualify  Bulgaria
2006  Russia  Russia Did not Qualify
None
2007  Russia  Moldova  Israel
 Russia
 Ukraine
 Armenia
 Israel
 Moldova
 Russia
 Ukraine
2008  Russia  Ukraine Did not Qualify
None
2009  Norway  Iceland Did not Qualify
None
2010  Russia  Russia  Georgia  Russia
2011  Georgia  Ukraine Did not Qualify
None
2012  Russia  Ukraine Did not Qualify  Ukraine
2013  Ukraine  Ukraine  Ukraine  Ukraine

Commentators and Spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Television Commentators Dual Television Commentators Spokesperson
2004 Ales Kruglyakov[2][3] No Dual Commentator Denis Kurian
2005 Elena Ponomareva
2006 Denis Kurian[4][5] Corrianna
2007 Alexander Tikhanovich Juliana
2008 No Dual Commentator Olga Barabanschikova
2009 Ekaterina Litvinova
2010 Aleksei Grishin
2011 Leila Ismailava
2012 Dmitry Koldun
2013 Evgeny Perlin Darya Domracheva

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