Tonight: Belarus chooses its 2019 Eurovision entry

The winner will follow the steps of Alekseev in the competition; 10 finalists will compete for the title to fly the Belarusian flag in Tel Aviv

The second to last national final of the Eurovision 2019 season is taking place tonight. After embracing their first Eurovision event ever within its borders -JESC 2018-, Belarus is ready to choose the act who will represent them at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. After a long day of exhausting and intensive auditions on February 4 in Minsk, Belteleradiocompany (BTRC) is holding its yearly national final live from the studio 600 meters in Minsk where 10 entries will compete to earn the ticket to represent Belarus in May.

Some of the names may already be any kind of familiar to you, take a look at the line-up below:

  1. Michael Soul – “Humanize”
  2. ZENA – “Like It”
  3. Eva Kogan – “Run”
  4. Emmanuel Imagbe – “Champion”
  5. Sebastian Roos – “Never Getting Close”
  6. Alyona Gorbacheva – “Can We Dream?”
  7. PROvokaciya – “Running Away from the Sun”
  8. Aura – “Charavala”
  9. NAPOLI – “Let It Go”
  10. KeySi – “No Love Lost”

A few weeks ago, BTRC held auditions after collecting a bunch of 113 tracks where a panel decided to shortlist by deciding the ones who would be making it through to the show. During the last few days, the contestants have been busy rehearsing their stage numbers in the TV studio on stage (video-report from BTRC below) and filming the so-called postcards, preceding each of 10 songs.

For the first time, the winner of tonight’s show will be solely determined by the overall outcome of a professional panel made up by industry professionals.

The show will be again introduced to the audience by Belarusian TV personalities Olga Ryzhikova and former ESC representative in 2014 Teo. You can follow and watch Eurofest 2019 either on our multi-window platform from 20:00 CET onwards.

As BTRC reports, special guests will also perform at the show, as well as the brightest artists of the current and last year’s national selections.

Eurofest 2019

ZENA – Like it 436
BLGN & Mirex – Champion 321
Michael Soul – Humanize 309
NAPOLI – Let it go 277
Eva Kogan – Run 251
PROvocation – Running Away From The Sun 249
Aura – Charavala 217
Alyona Gorbacheva – Can we dream 204
KeyCi – No Love Lost 191
Sebastian Roos – Never Getting Close 139

Number of voters: 33
Belarus, eurovision, Eurovision 2019

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