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Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #28 BELARUS – NAVI – “Historyja majho žyccia”

Time for a first at this year’s Eurovision: NAVI (or Naviband) will be the first artists to ever sing in Belarusian at Eurovision. Belarus have a patchy qualification record but with a distinctly different song and a linguistic uniqueness, will that help boost their chances of appearing again in the grand final for the first time since 2014? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #28 BELARUS – NAVI – “Historyja majho žyccia””

My top 5 songs from…Belarus

Somewhat overshadowed in Eurovision, as in many other ways, by their giant neighbour, Russia, Belarus remain a minnow in Eurovision terms, with just 4 grand final appearances out of 13 contests entered. That still gives me enough scope to get a top 5, just don’t expect to see all the finalists! Unlike Georgia, Belarus have largely stuck to a (cheap) version of Europop with a Slavic flavour – with mixed success. Continue reading “My top 5 songs from…Belarus”

Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #38 BELARUS – IVAN – “Help You Fly”

After Georgia at 40, the next ex-Soviet country to feature on the list is Belarus. IVAN (yes he does spell it all in upper case), also known as Alexander Ivanov, is one of the more physically noticeable of this year’s entries with the combination of tall stature and long, flowing locks. Also now more widely famous (as has been reported in British media) for wanting to perform on stage naked and with live wolves…
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