Bielorussie 2014

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Belarus participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Belarusian entry was selected through a national final, organised by Belarusian broadcaster National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC). Teo represented Belarus with the self-composed song « Cheesecake » with lyrics by Dmitry Novik. The song qualified from the second semi-final to compete in the final. Belarus placed 16th in the final, scoring 43 points.

National final

On 15 October 2013, BTRC announced that a national final would be held to select Belarus’ entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. A submission period for interested artists and composers was opened and lasted until 24 November 2013.[1] After the deadline passed, over 70 applications were received by the broadcaster.[2] Artists that submitted songs were required to participate in an audition that took place between 28 and 29 November 2013 at BTRC studios. A professional jury selected fifteen artists and songs from the applicants to proceed to the televised national final, which were announced on 29 November 2013. The professional jury consisted of BTRC Chairman Gennady Davydko, musician/composer Vasily Rainchik, singer Alexander Tikhanovich, head of the radio station « Radius FM » Elena Treshchinskaya, director of the Shtam dance school Alexander Mezhenny, singer and 2013 Belarusian entrant Alyona Lanskaya, head of the department of arts at the Belarusian Ministry of Culture Marianna Malchik, soloist of the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Eduard Martynyuk and head of the section of culture at TV Infoservice Mikhail Revutsky.[2] On 5 December 2013, Alexey Gross withdrew from the competition at the request of his record label, Spamash, after it was revealed that his song « If I Could Do It All Again », composed by Marc Paelinck, had previously competed in the 2011 Maltese national final.[3]

The selected artists and songs competed at the national final which took place on 10 January 2014 at the studio 600 in Minsk, hosted by Olga Ryzhikova and Denis Dudinskiy.[4][5] In addition to the performances from the competitors, the show featured guest performances by Alexander Solodukha, Alexey Gross, 2013 Belarusian entrant Alyona Lanskaya, Joanna, Eliz, Beatris, Lena Voloshina, SGBAND, Aura, Vitaliy Voronko, 2006 Belarusian entrant Polina Smolova, 2008 Belarusian entrant Ruslan Alekhno and Gunesh.[6] The members of the jury were Mikhail Revutsky, Alexander Mezhenny, Eduard Martynyuk, Elena Treshchinskaya, Marianna Malchik, Alexander Tikhanovich, Alyona Lanskaya and Vasily Rainchik. The equal combination of votes from a professional jury and the votes from the public resulted in a tie between « Now You’re Gone » performed by Max Lorens and DiDyuLya and « Cheesecake » performed by Teo. The tie was resolved after each member of the jury cast one vote for one of the two songs. After an 8 to 0 vote, « Cheesecake » performed by Teo was the winner of the competition and was selected as Belarus’ entry in Copenhagen.[7]

Draw Artist Song Music (m) / Lyrics (l) Televote Jury Total Place
1 Natalia Tamelo « Not What I’ve Been Looking For » Leonid Shirin (m), Jana Startseva (l) 668 0 3 3 10
2 Nuteki « Fly Away » Mikhail Nokarashvili (m/l) 5,651 10 0 10 5
3 Artem Mikhalenko « Rapsodiya #1 » Artem Mikhalenko (m/l) 1,844 0 0 0 13
4 Matvei Cooper and « DUX » band « Strippers » Matvei Bondarenko (m/l) 2,120 1 0 1 12
5 Teo « Cheesecake«  Yuri Vaschuk (m), Dmitry Novik (l) 5,088 8 12 20 1
6 Daria « Starlight » James Earp (m/l) 2,421 2 6 8 8
7 Elena Siniavskaya « Via Lattea » Evgeni Oleinik (m), Yulia Bykova (l) 1,122 0 2 2 11
8 Alina Moshchenko « Angel Crying » Alina Moshchenko (m/l) 1,841 0 0 0 13
9 Janette « You Will Be Here » Ylva Persson (m), Linda Persson (m), Niclas Haglund (l) 2,655 3 10 13 3
10 Anastasia Malashkevich « Runaway » Pavel Klyshevsky (m/l), M. Goldenkov (l), A. Vahomchik (l) 3,370 5 4 9 6
11 Switter Boys feat. Kate&Volga Karol « Vechnaya lyubov » Ruslan Gayday (m/l), Vladimir Gramma (m/l) 4,384 6 7 13 3
12 NAPOLI « Stay With Me » Pavel Yushin (m), Aleksey Zubarevich (l), Olga Shimanskaya (l) 4,847 7 1 8 8
13 Max Lorens and DiDyuLya « Now You’re Gone » Valery Didyulya (m), Joe Lynn Turner (l) 8,746 12 8 20 2
14 Tasha Odi « Empty Universe » Alexei Shirin (m/l) 2,930 4 5 9 6
Detailed Jury Votes
Draw Song M. Revutsky A. Mezhenny E. Martynyuk E. Treshchinskaya M. Malchik A. Tikhanovich A. Lanskaya V. Rainchik Total Points
1 « Not What I’ve Been Looking For » 2 5 0 0 5 6 5 6 29 3
2 « Fly Away » 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
3 « Rapsodiya #1 » 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 « Strippers » 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 7 0
5 « Cheesecake » 12 12 12 12 12 12 8 10 90 12
6 « Starlight » 6 1 4 6 6 5 10 7 45 6
7 « Via Lattea » 3 0 7 4 1 0 0 0 15 2
8 « Angel Crying » 0 2 1 2 0 2 4 2 13 0
9 « You Will Be Here » 8 8 10 10 10 10 12 12 80 10
10 « Runaway » 1 4 8 7 4 1 0 5 30 4
11 « Vechnaya lyubov » 10 10 6 8 3 4 7 4 52 7
12 « Stay With Me » 5 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 14 1
13 « Now You’re Gone » 7 7 5 5 7 7 6 8 52 8
14 « Empty Universe » 0 6 2 3 8 8 2 3 32 5

At Eurovision

Teo at the second semi-final dress rehearsal

During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, Belarus was drawn to compete in the second half of the second semi-final on 8 May 2014.[8] In the second semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Belarus would perform 10th, following Ireland and preceding Macedonia.[9] Belarus qualified from the second semi-final and competed in the final on 10 May 2014. During the winner’s press conference for the second semi-final qualifiers, Belarus was allocated to compete in the first half of the final.[10] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Belarus would perform 2nd, following Ukraine and preceding Azerbaijan.[11] Belarus placed 16th in the final, scoring 43 points.

The Belarusian song « Cheesecake » originally contained a reference to Google Maps in the lyrics. Such references to companies and brands violate the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest and therefore the reference was replaced with alternate lyrics (« all the maps« ) for its participation in the contest.[12]

At the contest, Teo was joined on stage by three backing vocalists: Denis Lis, Artyom Akhmash and Yuriy Seleznyov, and two dancers: Alexander Zalesskiy and Andrey Martynov.[13] Teo and the backing vocalists and dancers all wore black suits against a background of lighting that transitions between dark blue, red and yellow.[14]

In Belarus, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on Belarus-1 and Belarus-24 with commentary by Evgeny Perlin.[15][16] The Belarusian spokesperson revealing the result of the Belarusian vote in the final was 2013 Belarusian contest entrant Alyona Lanskaya.[17]

Points awarded to Belarus

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

Points awarded by Belarus

Split voting results

The following five members comprise the Belarusian jury:[18]

  • Vasil Rainčyk – Chairperson – musician
  • Eugene Oleinik (Jaŭgen Aleinik) – composer, producer
  • Olga Ryzhikova (Volha Ryžykava) – television host, singer
  • Alexander Mezhenny (Aliaksandar Miaženny) – television host, choreographer
  • Inna Adamovich (Inna Adamovič) – specialist in organisation of festivals and contests

Semi-final 2

The Belarusian votes in the second semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[19]

Semi-final 2 – Belarusian Results
Draw Country V. Rainčyk J. Aleinik V. Ryžykava A. Miaženny I. Adamovich Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Malta 1 2 2 1 1 1 13 7 4
02  Israel 9 6 8 8 6 7 10 9 2
03  Norway 14 11 11 13 8 12 7 11
04  Georgia 3 4 1 3 2 2 12 6 5
05  Poland 7 9 7 9 11 8 1 2 10
06  Austria 8 8 10 7 10 9 3 4 7
07  Lithuania 6 1 5 2 4 4 8 5 6
08  Finland 11 13 9 12 12 11 9 13
09  Ireland 10 12 14 14 13 13 11 14
10  Belarus
11  Macedonia 2 3 3 4 3 3 14 10 1
12   Switzerland 12 10 12 10 9 10 5 8 3
13  Greece 5 7 4 6 5 6 2 1 12
14  Slovenia 13 14 13 11 14 14 6 12
15  Romania 4 5 6 5 7 5 4 3 8

Final

The Belarusian votes in the grand final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[20]

Final – Belarusian Results
Draw Country V. Rainčyk J. Aleinik V. Ryžykava A. Miaženny I. Adamovich Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Ukraine 4 1 5 4 5 4 3 3 8
02  Belarus
03  Azerbaijan 3 4 4 3 2 3 19 8 3
04  Iceland 20 14 16 18 17 17 17 17
05  Norway 7 12 12 13 9 11 9 7 4
06  Romania 11 10 8 9 12 10 14 10 1
07  Armenia 6 5 6 5 4 5 2 2 10
08  Montenegro 18 23 21 19 23 21 23 25
09  Poland 5 9 2 10 13 8 5 4 7
10  Greece 8 6 7 8 6 6 8 5 6
11  Austria 24 25 20 23 22 23 4 14
12  Germany 14 13 10 12 8 12 15 15
13  Sweden 23 20 18 22 20 20 6 12
14  France 16 19 17 17 18 18 22 24
15  Russia 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 12
16  Italy 13 16 15 14 11 14 25 22
17  Slovenia 22 24 23 25 24 25 12 21
18  Finland 17 17 22 21 19 19 13 16
19  Spain 15 18 19 15 16 16 20 20
20   Switzerland 19 15 14 16 14 15 10 11
21  Hungary 10 8 11 7 10 9 7 6 5
22  Malta 2 3 1 2 3 2 24 13
23  Denmark 12 11 13 11 15 13 21 18
24  Netherlands 9 7 9 6 7 7 16 9 2
25  San Marino 25 21 24 20 25 24 11 19
26  United Kingdom 21 22 25 24 21 22 18 23

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