Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Belarus
Belarus
Member stationBTRC
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances16 (6 finals)
First appearance2004
Best result6th: 2007
Worst result22nd 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 2019

Belarus has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 16 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' only top ten placement. Belarus also qualified for the final in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019.

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 six times: in 2007 with Dmitry Koldun, in 2010 with band 3+2, in 2013 with Alyona Lanskaya, in 2014 with Teo, in 2017 with Naviband, and in 2019 with Zena.

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.[2] 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 Final 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 Naviband Belarusian "Story of My Life" 17 83 9 110
2018 Alekseev English "Forever" Failed to qualify 16 65
2019 ZENA English "Like It" 24 31 10 122
2020

Voting history[edit]

As of 2018, Belarus' voting history is as follows:

Commentators and Spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Television Commentators Dual Television Commentators Spokesperson
2003 Ales Kruglyakov[3][4] Tatyana Yakusheva[5] Did not participate
2004 No dual commentator Denis Kurian
2005 Elena Ponomareva
2006 Denis Dudinskiy[6][7] Corrianna
2007 Denis Kurian[8] 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 Alyona Lanskaya
2018 Naviband
2019 Maria Vasilevich

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Rybak is considering a Eurovision comeback". ESCToday. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Belarus: Rybak's song is revealed". ESCToday. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  3. ^ Ведущий БТ Алесь КРУГЛЯКОВ: "Я буду смеяться, если кто-то заявит, что он в одиночку изменит наше телевидение" (in Russian). Komsomolskaya Pravda. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  4. ^ Zahorodnyi, Oleksandr (20 May 2005). "10 обранців приєднаються до 14 уже відібраних учасників конкурсу Євробачення, фінальне змагання відбудеться завтра" (in Ukrainian). 1+1. Archived from the original on May 27, 2005. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  5. ^ БТ покажет нам "Евровидение-2003" (in Russian). Komsomolskaya Pravda. 24 May 2003. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  6. ^ Mytko, Oksana (18 May 2006). "Евровидение-2006: Сегодня ночь в Афинах будет звездной". "7 дней". Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  7. ^ BTRC. "Евровидение 2006. Финал (БТ, 20.05.2006)". VK. sonic-vhs Оцифровки из Беларуси. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  8. ^ For 5 years, Denis has been the Belarusian commentator for the programme

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