Belarus: BTRC draws running order, confirms national final for 20 January

They are the country who sent a naked pop star with his wolf friend to Eurovision 2016. Now Belarus is one step closer to selecting the act who’ll follow Ivan at Eurovision. The running order for Belarus’ national final has been confirmed, with the grand final date locked in for 20 January 2017.

Broadcaster BTRC determined the running order by random draw, with media witnessing the event.

The show opens with July and her song “Children of the World” which combines a powerful social message with edgy EDM beats. Fan favourite Vladislav Kurasov is relatively early in the line-up, performing “Follow the Play” third. Lively folk duo Navi will perform their upbeat song “Historyja majho zyccia” fourth, while the other fan favourite Napoli will perform “Let’s Come Together” eighth.

The two other ‘together’ songs will be performed one after the other. “We Should Be Together” will be in tenth place, with “We’ll Be Together” as a response in 11th place. The show finishes with PROvokatsiya bromantic duet, “My Love”.

  1. July – “Children of the World”
  2. Lexy Weaver – “Be Stronger”
  3. Vladislav Kurasov – “Follow the Play “
  4. Navi – “Historyja majho zyccia”
  5. Isaac Nightingale – “On the Red Line”
  6. Kattie – “Wild Wind”
  7. Nuteki – “Take My Heart”
  8. Napoli – “Let’s Come Together”
  9. Nikita Hodas – “Voices in My Head”
  10. Angelica Pushnova – “We Should Be Together”
  11. Anastasiya Sheverenko – “We’ll Be Together”
  12. Lermont x Julic – “Heartbeat”
  13. PROvokatsiya – “My Love”

The national final show has also been confirmed for Friday 20 January 2017, in just six weeks time.

Who should win Belarus’ national final 2017?

We’re currently running a poll asking you who should win the Belarus national final. The current leader is Navi, which just over a quarter of the votes. Vladislav Kurasov is second with almost 15%, while Napoli is third with just over 10%. Lermont x Julic are your least favourite, with little over 1% of the vote.

  • Navi 26.25% (498 votes)
  • Vladislav Kurasov 14.97% (284 votes)
  • Napoli 10.75% (204 votes)
  • Nuteki 10.12% (192 votes)
  • Nikita Hodas 8.96% (170 votes)
  • Kattie 6.54% (124 votes)
  • Anzhelika Pushnova 4.96% (94 votes)
  • Lexy Weaver 3.8% (72 votes)
  • PROvokatsiya 3.58% (68 votes)
  • July 3.11% (59 votes)
  • Isaac Nightingale 3% (57 votes)
  • Anastasia Sheverenko 2.9% (55 votes)
  • Lermont x Julic 1.05% (20 votes)

What do you think? Will the running order help or hurt any of the acts? Tell us what you’re thinking below!