Bielorussie 2006

Belarus’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was chosen using two phases. The Belarusian broadcaster BT staged a final allowing viewers to choose the top 3 songs in the selection. Of these three, the winner was chosen by a jury behind the scenes. They chose Polina Smolova with her song Mama. The song is an upbeat pop song that resembles the styles of Michael Jackson. Polina attempted to represent Belarus last year, and although she was the public’s favourite, she didn’t win because she was not selected by the jury. The song was written by Andrey Kostiugov and composed by Sergey Sukhomlin, and has been renamed Mum for the contest in Athens.

Polina Smolova started her singing career with participations in children folk bands. She has graduated from music school in the piano department and sang in the children’s folk theater « Gostsitsa » as part of the Belarusian folk ensemble « Zhavaranachki. » Polina later graduated from the Glinka Music College in the department of solo traditional singing from the Belarus State University of Culture and Art. She performed in the State Youth Music Theater as a soloist of the State Department of Internal Affairs Orchestra. She has participated in many song contests such as « Malvy » (Poland), « Galasy radzimy », « Golosa Evropy », and the winner of the contest « Slavyanski Bazar v Vitebske » in 2005.

Belarus scored only ten points in the semifinal, finishing 22nd, and did not qualify for the final.

Result of National Final

Only the top three were announced in no particular order; the winner was chosen internally.

Song Singer Total (SMS + Jury)
1 « Mama«  Polina Smolova 3816
2 « You Can’t Stop This Dance » Elena Grišanova 2839
3 « Come Back » Lyavony 2597
4 « Connect the Hearts » Gunesh 1973
5 « Vyshita sorochka » Irina Dorofeeva 784
6 « My Faith » Litesound 740
7 « Mysterious Logic » Janet 538
8 « May be » Dmitry Koldun 431
9 « Baby-sitter » Lesha Kodush 390
10 « Europe’s Heart’s groove » Dali 334
12 « You never know » TYANA (Tatyana Putyrskaya) 290
13 « I can see the rising sun » Prima-Vera 271
14 « Proch s glaz » Ruslan Musvidas & Svetlana Vezhnovets 257
15 « Dangerous game » Gosia Andrzejewich 218
16 « An A-Class Face » Alexandra Gaiduk 112

At Eurovision

Points Awarded by Belarus[1]

Points Awarded to Belarus

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

See also