So far talk of Belarus’ national selection for Eurovision 2016 has revolved around one group: the musical zombies known as Sweet Brains. The walking dead really gave Eurofans life. Sadly, they’ve been killed off by the jury, which included Eurovision stars Dmitry Koldun, TEO and Alyona Lanskaya. But the show must go on! Ten acts remain and they are serving a heady mix of melodramatic ballads, funky soul and (slightly dated) modern rock.

Naturally we have to ask: Who is your favourite? You can review each of the finalists below and then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once.

The date of the national final has not yet been set, but we know it will take place before January 25. We’ll close this poll shortly before the final — whenever that turns out to be. It’s up to Belarus on the night, but for now it’s up to you. Europe, start voting now!

Belarus in Eurovision 2016: Who should win the national final?

Alexander Ivanov with “How to Fly”

https://youtu.be/XMV0dMUJsLQ

Valeriya Sadovskaya with “Not Alone”

https://youtu.be/OhG_NQkHfTQ

Anastasia Malashkevich with “Pray for Love”

NAVI with “Gyeta zyamlya (This Land)”

Alexey Gross with “Flame”

https://youtu.be/D2gZtwgDWE8

Kirill Yermakov with “Running to the Sun”

Radiovolna with “Radiowave (Ne Shodi S Uma)”

Sasha Zakharik with “Glory Night”

NAPOLI with “My Universe”

THE EM with “Turn Around”

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Heike
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Heike

Alexander Ivanov is the most interesting

Kirsten
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Kirsten

it HAS to be Kirill!

Susanna
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Susanna

Alexander Ivanov for sure!

Steve
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Steve

Alexander Ivanov with his “How to fly”

Hugh
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Hugh

Radiovolna, Radiowave (Ne Shodi S Uma): The first 25 seconds sets the mood for a much worse song than the rest actually delivers. It has a bit of flavour to it, even if that flavouring had a best before date of 2003, it wasn’t a use by date ;). Kirill Yermakov, Running to the Sun: I can imagine this at Stockholm, but I can’t imagine myself voting for it. Wouldn’t be an embarrassing choice, just not an inspired one either. NAPOLI, My Universe: I kind of get a feeling that this might be a case of recorded version being good,… Read more »

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#Zombie
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#Zombie

the right answer is Sweet Brains.

2015
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2015

Napoli for Belarus, they could qualify easily if they change the song a little bit.

WTF
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WTF

@Mario = Legend: The same Europe that voted the Russian grannies into 2nd place the year before? Irrelevant, really… Give me any song from the poll above over that monstrosity, hell, give me that zombie crap instead while you’re at it. It could have got 15th place (out of 16 entries) in its semi back then and it would have still been overrated to me…

@DenizNL: No comment…

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

NAPOLI’s song reminds me Zlata’s Gravity in 2013.

Patricia
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Patricia

Belarus would do well with Krili’s song!

Robyn Gallagher
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Most songs that get a revamp don’t do well in the competition, probably because the song wasn’t all that good to start with.

Steven
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Steven

Anastasia has an amazing song, second fave would be NAPOLI.

If Valeriya’s song was revamped into a DANCE track it would be so amazing tbh.

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

Already typed a huge thing on this already, but still here’s my unpopular opinion:
1| Radiovolna
2| Pray for Love
3| Glory Night
4| Alexander whatever his last name is
5| NAVI
6| Alexey Gross
7| Not Alone
8| The EM
9| Kirill whatever
10| NAPOLI

rhin
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rhin

Alexsander and Anastasia are interesting 🙂

Sora
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Sora

Sweet Brains

Foxreyna
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Foxreyna

Valeriya or Napoli please!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Fortunately Belarus didn’t succumb to Zombie-mania. I have only listened to Kirill’s. Good song. I have to listen to the rest to decide.

@EugeneESCUK
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I think Belarus could be in trouble with these to choose from!!

For you Zombie fans here’s the studio version as a consolation, enjoy :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4il9DO-aRU

Leo
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Leo

Running to the Sun or Flame

Mario = Legend
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Mario = Legend

I’m not seeing Sweet Brains as an option in the poll! Thank god.

I hope they don’t let them back in. Only good thing is the gimmick.

Exactly what is wrong with Eurovision. Sorry for fans promoting this. 🙂

Adam
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Adam

Sweet Brains! Or Pray for Love would be good too

Kjetil
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Kjetil

If they don’t let Sweet Brains or Kattie into the preselection this is senseless :/

But my favourite out of this one is NAPOLI and they already were my 2nd last year

Marcus (day one)
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Marcus (day one)

They all suck.

Should’ve sent sweetbrains.

Daniel
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Daniel

Sweet Brains

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

Richard, My Universe reminded me of Zlata too.

Aleksi
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Aleksi

Sweet Brains

richard yudistira
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richard yudistira

Just send “Running to The Sun”, so Belarus will rock the stage (of course with nice staging and good lightning and framing production). This song has the same energy with Ukraine’s Shady Lady

My Universe reminds me with Ukraine 2013 entry

DenizNL
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DenizNL

@wtf

One of my favourite Eurovisionsongs ever.

Mario = Legend
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Mario = Legend

WTF-

An overrated entry that managed to make it to the left side of the score board? ‘One of the worst songs in the contest’s entire history’. Europe says ‘No!’ Although the creepy dancers were… Well, just that, creepy. I think Belarus would love to be on the left side of the scoreboard after failing to qualify last year. And considering the selection of dirge on offer here, it would be a mighty triumph! 🙂

WTF
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WTF

@A.D.R.SWE: Belgium 2013 is one of the worst and most overrated entries in the contest’s entire history, not something you should use as an example regarding that matter…

Maarten
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Maarten

I think only four songs could be ESC-worthy if they work on it more, those are How to fly, My universe, Running to the sun and Radiowave.

Martin
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Martin

Sweet Brains. Sweet Brains. SWEET BRAINS!

Esma & Irrelozano
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Esma & Irrelozano

Sweet Brains

Alex
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Alex

Sweet Brains

A.D.R.SWE
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A.D.R.SWE

1. My Universe
2. Running to the sun
3. Radiowave

4-10. The rest of them.

A really weak line-up, but I’m still optimistic because something tells me that the songs will be revamped if chosen and there have been cases where a song at first sucked but then became a favorite when revamped (for example Belgium 2013)