Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Belarus
Belarus
Member station BTRC
National selection events
Appearances
Appearances 13 (4 finals)
First appearance 2004
Best result 6th: 2007
Worst result 22nd SF: 2006
External links
BTRC page
Belarus's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Belarus has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 13 times since making its debut in 2004. Dmitry Koldun became the country's first entrant to reach the final at the 2007 contest, where he finished sixth with the song "Work Your Magic". This remains Belarus's only top ten placement. Belarus also qualified for the final in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

History[edit]

Belarus 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 four times: in 2007 with Dmitry Koldun, in 2010 with band 3+2, in 2013 with Alyona Lanskaya and in 2014 with Teo.

After the 2009 edition, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, said 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.[citation needed]

Alexander Rybak, the winner of the 2009 contest representing Norway, expressed an interest in composing an entry for his birth country Belarus.[1] An attempt to compose a song for Belarus materialized in 2015, when Rybak composed a song called "Accent", sung by a group of young women created by himself and called Milki. Despite being the favourite to win the national final that year, it only got a 4th place.

Contestants[edit]

Table key
  Winner
  Second Place
  Third Place
  Last Place
Year Artist Language Title Finale Points Semi Points
2004 Aleksandra and Konstantin English "My Galileo" Failed to qualify 19 10
2005 Angelica Agurbash English "Love Me Tonight" 13 67
2006 Polina Smolova English "Mum" 22 10
2007 Dmitry Koldun English "Work Your Magic" 6 145 4 176
2008 Ruslan Alekhno English "Hasta La Vista" Failed to qualify 17 27
2009 Petr Elfimov English "Eyes That Never Lie" 13 25
2010 3+2 feat Robert Wells 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" 16 35
2013 Alyona Lanskaya English "Solayoh" 16 48 7 64
2014 Teo English "Cheesecake" 16 43 5 87
2015 Uzari & Maimuna English "Time" Failed to qualify 12 39
2016 Ivan English "Help You Fly" 12 84
2017

Voting history[edit]

As of 2015, Belarus' voting history is as follows:

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
2014 Alyona Lanskaya
2015 Teo
2016 Uzari
2017 TBA TBA TBA

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