Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Belarus
National selection
Selection process Eurofest 2012
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Selection date(s) Semi-final:
21 December 2011
Final:
14 February 2012
Selected entrant Litesound
Selected song "We Are the Heroes"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (16th, 35 points)
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Belarus participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Belarusian entry was selected through Eurofest, a national final organised by the Belarusian broadcaster BTRC. Litesound represented Belarus with the song "We Are the Heroes", which failed to qualify from the second semi-final, achieving 16th place with 35 points.[1][2]

Eurofest 2012[edit]

On 18 October 2011, BTRC started the call for songs for their national selection Eurofest 2012. After a two years break, the national selection Eurofest was back to the Belarusian national selection. Applications were accepted from 1–25 November 2011.[3]

After that, a jury chose 15 entries that were presented in a national semi-final, held on 21 December 2011. Five entries were advanced to the final, which took place on 31 January 2012.[4] In the final, the winner was chosen by televoting (50%) and a professional jury (50%). Special Eurofest diaries was shown on TV during the whole project.[5]

On February 24, 2012, the Belorussian president conducted an investigation leading to Lanskaya's "unfair" win in Eurofest 10 days earlier. It was rumored that she and her producers had rigged the televoting giving her 12 points making her the winner. The president ordered an immediate investigation and was later confirmed to be true. Therefore, on February 26, Alyona Lanskaya was disqualified. Litesound, who got second place in Eurofest, were internally chosen as the new representatives of Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku on February 27.[2]

Semi final - 21 December 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
01 Anna Blagova "You" Anna Blagova, Victor Rudenko
02 German "Keep faith" Dmitry Karpinchik, Yuri Mantachik
03 Aura "Hands up!" Eugene Oleinik, Julia Bykova, Svetlana Geraskova
04 Alexandra Gaiduk & Natalia Baldina "Loveless" Maxim Oleinikov, Andrey Glushko, Alyona Gorbachova
05 Gunesh "And morning will come" Isa Melikov, Zahra Badabeyli
06 Anastasia Vinnikova "Shining in twilight" Yuri Vashchuk, Leonid Shirin
07 The Champions "It’s your time" Olisa Emeka Orakposim, Vyacheslav Lyschik
08 Yan Zhenchek & Outerplain "We are the candles" Yan Zhenchek
09 Ekivoki "Number one" Alexander Sukharev, Dmitry Apolenis
10 Victoria Aleshko "Dream" Eugene Oleinik, Julia Bykova, Svetlana Geraskova
11 Alena Lanskaya "All my life" Leonid Shirin, Yuri Vashchuk
12 Uzari "The winner" Yury Navrotsky
13 Nuteki "Superheroes" Michael Makarashvilli
14 Litesound "We are the heroes" Vladimir, Dmitry Karyakin
15 Thriller "Message to the world" Ivan Lutsenko, Anna Gorbachev
Final - 14 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Authors Televote Place
1 Alena Lanskaya "All My Life" Leonid Shirin, Yuri Vashchuk 12 1
2 Gunesh "Tell me why?" Isa Melikov, Zahra Badabeyli 8 3
3 Victoria Aleshko "Dream" Eugene Oleinik, Julia Bykova, Svetlana Geraskova 7 4
4 Litesound "We are the Heroes" Vladimir, Dmitry Karyakin 10 2
5 Uzari "The Winner" Yury Navrotsky 6 5

At Eurovision[edit]

Belarus competed in the first half of the second semi-final (5th on stage), on 24 May 2012, following Malta and preceding the Portugal. Belarus received 35 points and placed 16th, thus failing to qualify for the final on 26 May.[1]

Split Results[edit]

  • In the Semi-final Belarus came 16th with 35 points: the public awarded Belarus 12th place with 37 points and the jury awarded 11th place with 52 points.[6]

Points awarded to Belarus[edit]

Points Awarded to Belarus (Semi-Final 2)[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Belarus[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-Final (2)". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ a b Omelyanchuk, Olena (24 February 2012). "Litesound as new Belarusian representative in Baku". Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (18 October 2011). "Belarus: EuroFest is back as the national selection!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Hondal, Victor (18 December 2011). "Belarus: EuroFest final to be held on January 28th". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Busa, Alexandru (18 October 2011). "Belarus: EuroFest to select 2012 representative". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Siim, Jarmo (18 June 2012). "Eurovision 2012 split jury-televote results revealed". Eurovision.tv. 
  7. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv.