The Belarusian national final ended some minutes ago and we have a winner! VAL with the song Да відна (Da vidna) will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The complete list of participants taking part was as follows:
- NAPOLI – Don’t Let Me Down
- Sasha Zakharik – Rocky Road
- Anastasia Malashkevich – Invisible
- CHAKRAS – La-Ley-La
- Nastya Glamozda – Burning Again
- Nastasea – Hello
- Yarosh Yan – Fire
- Angelika Pushnova – True Love
- Darya Khmelnitskaya – On Fire
- AURA – Барані сваё (Barani svajo)
- KeySi – Chili Pepper
- VAL – Да відна (Da vidna)
The pre-selection, compared to last year, had some changes in the voting method, returning to the format of previous years with one-half of the votes decided by the jury and the other half by the viewers. This change was preceded by leaving the entire result in the hands of the jury in 2019 — a highly criticized movement due to the lack of criteria of the jury. Tonight results were as follows:
After the auditions on January 27, a professional jury chose twelve artists to take part in the final stage of the selection method — a televised broadcast in Belarus 1 on February 28.
Tonight’s show was hosted by Evgeny Perlin and Helena Meraai, both hosts of Junior Eurovision 2018 in Minsk. For the first time, the show did not take place in the 600 Metrov studio, as they moved it to a set belonging to the Belarusfilm film studio.
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