Alexander Rybak won Eurovision for Norway back in 2009 with a record number of points in both MGP and the Eurovision final itself. He was the clear favourite and lived up to massive expectations. But he’s not just Norwegian, as his parents hail from Belarus. Many Belorussians wish that Alexander had represented Minsk at the contest with the same song.
Well he now has a chance to redeem himself with the Belorussian Eurovision community. The Belarusian Telegraph Agency reports that Alexander has met with the Minister of Culture Boris Svetlov and proposed that he select their entry for Eurovision 2015. Here’s what Alexander said during the meeting.
I want to help a Belarusian performer to win the contest. I noticed a long time ago that Belarusian ladies have a delightful accent when they speak English. This observation will be the basis of the future song. The story will revolve around a girl who promises to follow her love but will keep her Belarusian accent. The melody will have folklore tunes.
Alexander has announced that he will be conducting castings for this girl to represent Belarus very soon, so if you’re Belorussian and a female, we might be interviewing you next year!
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