November 30 was a pretty intense day in Belarus, as a professional jury panel sat down to evaluate the 67 songs submitted to BTRC for its Eurovision 2017 national selection. Just hours after completing the very long trial, the broadcaster has now revealed the 13 lucky finalists.

There are a few familiar names among them, including NAVI and NAPOLI from last year’s selection. They’re coming back stronger than ever. But they will face some very stiff competition, as the quality of the selection seems much, much higher this year — the live auditions even featured a brand new stage!

Before Belarus decides on its winner, why not let them know your feelings by having a listen to the songs below and then voting in our poll. The national final will take place no later than January 25 and we’ll close our poll sometime before then. As ever you can vote for as many songs as you’d like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

BELARUS IN EUROVISION 2016: WHO SHOULD WIN THE NATIONAL FINAL?

Alexandra Tkach with “Be Stronger”

KATTIE with “Wild Wind”

Vladislav Kurasov with “Follow The Play”

NAVI Band with “Gistoriya maygo zhytstsya”

Anzhelika Pushnova with “We Should Be Together”

Isaac Nightingale with “On The Red Line”

Anastasia Sheverenko with “We’ll Be Together”

Iyul with “Children of The World”

NUTEKI with “Take My Heart”

NAPOLI with “Let’s Come Together”

Lermont x Julic with “Heart Beat”

PROvokatsiya with “My Love”

Nikita Hodas with “Voice in my Head”

 

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Colin
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After listening to KATTIE’s revamped song, I would add her to the ‘good’ section. So, it’s either NAVI, Vladislav or KATTIE. Either would probably make Belarus go high on my yearly list of songs.

Darcy
Guest

Out of all of them, Nuteki has the best shot at making the final of Eurovision 2017. The live performance is really bad compared to the music video version so he needs to sort that out if he wants to win.

Colin
Guest

NAVI have a best song by a mile! Hopefully Belarus chooses them, having the only chance to win or come close to winning ESC 2017. Second would definitely be Vladislav Kurasov, whose song is a bit special and distinctive among the rest.

On first listening, every other song made me either asleep or vomit, so these 2 should win, especially NAVI.

Jocelyn
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Nikita has a great voice but he looks so uncomfortable on stage 🙁

CookyMonzta
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@Romb’bomb: Which bookie is that? I don’t see it at EurovisionWorld.com

Romb'bomb
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@CookyMonzta, no! bookmakers are anticipating NAVI to win.

Romb'bomb
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CookyMonzta
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@Johan: You beat me to it. I checked Oddschecker.com, and right now they have Belarus in front. Methinks the bookies are anticipating a win for Kattie to represent them in ESC 2017. If she loses, watch Belarus drop like an anvil on the bookies’ boards.

Naytiopyatua M.
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Minsk2018???

Purple Mask
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Kattie and Vladislav stand out to me, for different reasons. I personally don’t understand the popularity of the Navi duo – why are they easy qualifiers??

I loved Vlad in the Ukrainian selection last year. He’s even hotter this year and his voice is unique. What more do you want from a Eurovision act?

Kattie has a song with a good message behind it, so I can see her doing well too. 🙂

Nick
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Navi would qualify for sure! It’s the only unique,good,fun song at the NF. I’m sure it could give Belarus a refreshing entry with great results.

Kirsten
Guest

the winner will be whoever can afford to buy the most sim cards…

I hope its NAVI though

Ruud
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NAVI plz. The rest is sooo sleepy and boring

Susan
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Nuteki. If only he could learn to not scream it would be perfect.

Johan
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The ballad of KATTIE has such a great message! I hope she win the selection.
#TeamKattie

Marina Z
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Vladislav Kurasov – the best!

esconly
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Wiwibloggs

Reaction??

esconly
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@Pierre
Say it..I will say it too

Pierre
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Can I say “none” ?

Paul D.
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My top 3 of my favourite songs. Wouldn’t mind seeing any of these acts winning:

1 – NUTEKI
2 – Kattie
3 – NAVI

LightvsDarkness
Guest

I’ve always been a fan of NAPOLI!!!

My Dreams should’ve won 2 years ago! My universe was amazing aswell and also should’ve won, however…. this year they’ve got one of the worst songs i’ve heard in my life >.< the song screams eurovision fakeness… idk how to put it…

cheesecake
Guest

NAVI and NUTEKI are amazing.
Overall a good selection if you compare it to recent years.

Hugh
Guest

Not in love with them all, but definitely hugely improved on last year’s batch! Good job Belarus 🙂

karminowe.usta
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My top 3
1. Navi
2. Nuteki
3. Iyul

Navi is the best but Belarus had a lot of good songs. Jury chose these worse songs. Pauline deserved to grand final.

YoungsterJoey
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Nice to see NAPOLI also introduce her Polish entry song at the same time

Katya
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Navi, Kurasov, Kattie and Nikita Hodas are my favorites! <3

jesperhjellnes
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I like Angelica Pushnova, NAVI and NUTEKI. Weak selection! :/

CookyMonzta
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Kattie: “Wild Wind”. Period. End of story.

Everybody else, go home!

Emily
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I don’t know if it’s just the quality of the videos, but it sounded like most of them were either screaming or just completely off-pitch. Elements of some were alright, but there definitely isn’t a Eurovision winner in there

Robiw2
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Every entry of these 13 is worth something but I liked only 5 of all. My Top 5: 1.Vladislav Kurasov – I remember him from Evrobachenya 2016 where he was amazing. I hope he wins this selection. 2.Anzhelika Pushnikova – her voice and the song reminds me of Julia Savicheva (Russia 2004). It’s even better than Julia. 3.NAVI – I really love the Belarussian realness and melody in this duo. 4.PROvokatsyia – the duo sounds quite nice. The song sounds interesting. 5.Alexandra Tkach – powerful voice and nice song. Btw.Napoli hasn’t improved but rather disimproved and is going to a… Read more »
Marco
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I think that Follow the Play is in another level, what a piece of a song! And great voice! That boy can match the result of Koldun in Kyiv for sure!

Briekimchi
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I like Alexandra Tkach’s song the best. Everything about it is really good but I would be surprised if it was chosen for Eurovision.
Nikita Hodas has a really nice voice but the song was a little too strange for me.

The rest? Bleh.

Paul D.
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There’s improvement over last year selection (which was awful). This year overall they have good songs, some of them are actually very pleasant, like NAVI.

Compared to UMK, Belarus puts Finland to shame imo.

mocosuburbian
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i actually think this is an improvement over last year that being said i have a really short list of ‘decents’ and nothing better than that: NAVI because, well, it’s NAVI and they’re probably the only ones that could qualify for Belarus Alexandra Tkach – Be More Free // more of a ‘walking home on a rainy day’ song than a Eurovision song Isaac Nightingale – On The Red Line // this was cool and I like that Belarus is taking itself seriously this year, I look forward to the studio version and like this more than some of the… Read more »
Demetrio
Guest

The copy of ”sky full of stars” first in votes? Oh come on guys! My vote was for Anzhelika Pushnova and PROvokatsiya.

MTD
Guest

*following the trend of copy-cat songs making on the big ESC stage, and some of them even winning! *cough*Sweden*cough*Mans*cough

Bastian
Guest

I like the songs by Napoli, Nikita and Anzhelika 🙂 i hope one of them wins

MTD
Guest

WOW. Finland, take the back seat. Or, whatever, you are irrelevant.

Belarus, what a nice surprise! Nice selection. Whoever wins, I don’t care, these are good ones. And Anastasia, I love you! 🙂 Nuteki, is that Coldplay? Hahaha… I think that they may go to Kyiv, finally!

#TakeMyHeart
Guest

NUTEKI has their best song till today. It has energy and drive to do well. The studio version sounds really good.

Nick
Guest

I really like Navi’s song. It’s really fresh and seems very jury friendly.

Vanessa
Guest

Vladislav

a
Guest

The fan community Kurasov calls on bring it forward here. Do not be surprised if this terrible song so highly in the poll

stupid fans

Bartosz
Guest

By the way, NAPOLI (as Olga Shimanskaya) will represent Poland at Turkvizyon 2016. With “Masal gibi bu dünya”

Marina
Guest

Vladislav Kurasov’

Niki
Guest

NUTEKI with “Take My Heart”: Am I the only one who hast to think of “A Sky Full Of Stars”?

dutchie
Guest

Vladislav Kurasov’s could become a decent song, with a little polishing. The last guy is giving me slight Sigur Ros vibes, he’s interesting but ultimately his song is not much of a song, really.

Ben Rafter
Guest

One of them sounds like a sky full of stars…
Napoli is best here imo, but as usual with Belarus terrible selection.

Nick
Guest

Woah Vladislav Kurasov actually took place in the Ukrainian national final last year.
I guess he’s trying a country thats a lot easier to win the NF now !

(J)ESC Fanatic
Guest

KATTIE is the clear winner here, her song is stunning! As Robyn already mentioned, the songs will probably sound much better in the national final.

As for now… #TeamKATTIE! 🙂