Belarus calls for songs for 2018 national selection

BTRC has open a call for songs for their 2018 national selection. The broadcaster will select its next Eurovision Song Contest representative from a national final show that will be held live no later than March 1.

All interested singers and composers can apply from today until 26 January 2018. The candidates are required to send their application, along with a photocopy of their national identity card, questionnaire, photos, lyrics and the audio track, to the following address:

220807, Minsk, St. Makaenka, 9, marked “National qualifying round of the Eurovision Song Contest-2018.

Only one song per artist is allowed to enter the competition. The full set of rules and other documents can be found here.

When the submission period closes, all the entrants will be invited to perform at the audition phase of the competition, which will be broadcast live no later than January 14. A panel of experts will select no more than 15 acts that will participate in the televised national final, which will be held no later than March 1. As in previous years, the winner of the Belarusian final will be determined by a 50/50 combination of televoting and professional jury panel vote during a live show.

Naviband represented Belarus at this year’s Eurovision with the song “Story of my life”, they achieved a 17th place in the Grand Final.

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