Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Country  Belarus
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 20 January 2017
Selected entrant NAVI
Selected song « Historyja majho žyccia« 
Selected songwriter(s) Arciom Lukjanienka
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2016 2017

Belarus will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song Historyja majho žyccia, selected at a national final on January 20.[1] The song is written by Arciom Lukjanienka and will be performed by his band NAVI.

Belarus perform in the second semi-final on 11 May in Kiev.

Background

Prior to the 2016 Contest, Belarus had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twelve times since its first entry in 2004.[2] The nation’s best placing in the contest was sixth, which it achieved in 2007 with the song « Work Your Magic » performed by Dmitry Koldun. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004 contest, Belarus had managed to qualify to the final four times. In 2016, Belarus failed to qualify to the final with the song « Help You Fly » performed by Alexander Ivanov.

The Belarusian national broadcaster, National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC), broadcasts the event within Belarus and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. The broadcaster has used both internal selections and national finals to select the Belarusian entry for Eurovision in the past. Since 2012, BTRC has organised a national final in order to choose Belarus’ entry, a selection procedure that continued for their 2016 entry.[3]

Before Eurovision

National Final

The Belarusian national final will place on 20 January 2017. Thirteen songs will participate in the competition and the winner will be selected through a jury and public televote. The show will be broadcast on Belarus 1, Belarus 24 and Radius FM as well as online via the broadcaster’s official website tvr.by.

Competing entries

Artists and composers were able to submit their applications and entries to the broadcaster between 4 and 24 November 2015. At the closing of the deadline, 67 entries were received by the broadcaster. Auditions were held on 30 November 2016 at the BTRC « 600 Metrov » studio where a jury panel was tasked with selecting up to fifteen entries to proceed to the televised national final. The auditions were webcast online at the official BTRC website.

Final

The televised final took place on 20 January 2017.[1]

In addition to the performances from the competitors, the show featured guest performances by the hosts Olga Ryzhikova and Teo.

Draw Artist Song (English translation) Composer(s) Televote Jury Total Place
1 July « Children of the World » Dmitry Fomich 7078 8 1 9 7
2 Aleksandra Tkach « Be Stronger » Aleksandra Tkach 894 2 5 7 10
3 Vladislav Kurasov « Follow the Play » Vladislav Kurasov, Natalya Rostova 463 0 4 4 11
4 NAVI « Historyja majho žyccia » (Story of my life) Arciom Lukjanienka 3626 6 12 18 1
5 Isaac Nightingale « On the Red Line » Vadim Kapustin 445 0 8 8 8
6 Kattie « Wild Wind » Anders Hansson, Sharon Vaughn 658 1 0 1 12
7 Nuteki « Take My Heart » Mikhail Nokarashvili, Dawn Michel 3069 5 10 15 2
8 NAPOLI « Let’s Come Together » Michael James Down, Primoz Poglajen, Niklas Hast 7271 10 2 12 5
9 Nikita Hodas « Voices In My Head » Nikita Hodas 1117 3 7 10 6
10 Angelica Pushnova « We Should Be Together » Kirill Ermakov, Natalya Tambovtseva 1278 4 3 7 9
11 Anastasiya Sheverenko « We’ll Be Together » Maxim Aleynikov, Irina Filatova 5361 7 6 13 3
12 Lermont x Julic « Heartbeat » Vasiliy Selischev, Anton Rubatskiy 202 0 0 0 13
13 PROvokatsiya « #mylove » Anatoliy Chepikov, Svyatoslav Pozdnyak, Ilya Yermak 9238 12 0 12 4

At Eurovision

The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine and will consist of two semi-finals on 9 and 11 May and the final on 13 May 2017.[4] According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the « Big 5 » (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final.

References

  1. ^ a b « Belarus: Eurovision 2017 national final January 20 ». 
  2. ^ « Belarus Country Profile ». EBU. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (21 October 2015). « Belarus: 2016 singer to be selected by televote only ». Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 September 2016). « Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017! ». eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 

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