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|Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry|
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"Mum" was the Belarusian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, performed in English by Polina Smolova. As the previous Belarusian entry had not finished in the top 10, Smolova performed the song in the semi-final.
The song was performed fifth on the night, following Andorra's Jenny with "Sense tu" and preceding Albania's Luiz Ejlli with "Zjarr e ftohtë". At the close of voting, it had received 10 points, which placed it 22nd (second last) and meant that Belarus would have to take part in the next semi-final as well.
The song is an energetic (Michael Jackson-inspired, according to some publicity) dance number, in which Smolova pleads with her mother to accept her lover. Many reviewers unkindly concentrated on the grammatical inaccuracies of the English of the lyrics ("Say me no more that he's an arrant liar", for example). The performance was similarly energetic, with a number of dancers and backing singers performing acrobatic moves on stage.
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