Daughter Belarus got zero points from Mama Russia

When Conchita Wurst won Eurovision 2014, it was too much for some politicians in Belarus to bear. They moaned that it would be innapropriate for the country to compete in the next edition of the show, and openly supported calls by Russian politicians for a “heterosexual Eurovision.” Well, it seems that the state broadcaster has turned the other cheek (or at least passed along the impressive viewing figures to the pols) because we can now confirm that Belarus will participate in Eurovision 2015.

Yes, Belarus has confirmed that it will join the party despite two consecutive years finishing in 16th position. As the deputy prime minister recently stated, there are acts that are underrated every year. But Eurovision is an internationally televised competition, and only BTRC, the Belarussian broadcaster, should decide on the country’s participation or withdrawal. They’ve got their heads on straight.

Notice that this statement was made in June 2, one week before Russia confirmed its participation. It seems that once a country that was about to withdraw because of lingering prejudice confirms participation, all others confirm they will also take part!

We already know that Alexander Rybak will help Belarus pick its entry. Will that lead to Belarus’ first win? Time will tell…

Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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Deven O'Kearney
8 years ago

Well, in my opinion Azeri, if you are predicting a win before any songs are presented, you need to look at some elements such as:

1. How early they confirm participation. (Ireland was the 1st country this year.)
2. The desire to win. (You have to be EXTREMELY determined to win.)
3. Speculation of songs/countries (Already, there is speculation about Ireland about wanting to win next year.)
4. Selection Process (For The Netherlands, Internal selection works really well. Ireland really wants to change the selection process.)

Azeri
Azeri
8 years ago

How can people say who they think is gonna win when the countries have not choose their song?

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
8 years ago

I think that either Sweden, Ireland, Netherlands or Hungary wI’ll win Eurovision 2015.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
8 years ago

I hope that either Sweden, The Netherlands, Hungary or Ireland win Eurovision 2015.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
8 years ago

Hi Robyn

It would be amazing if Alexander Rybak won Eurovision for Belarus next year. However, I am weary of going to Minsk in 2016. 🙁

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

@Robyn: Depends on the song. I wasn’t too impressed with the one he wrote for Annsofi which made it to the MGP superfinal last year. The ones he writes for himself have been great, but the fact that he’s performing them is probably a large part of that. At least for me.

Nanda
Nanda
8 years ago

They sholdn’t be mad abour getting 16th 2 years in a row, they should be thankful…. because in NONE they should have even made it to the finals.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

lol the Balkans most probably won’t participate but their problems are with EBU not with Conchita… maybe Austrian officials can guarantee them a more neutral organization

Josh
Josh
8 years ago

@Dhani, is your ass jealous of how much shit comes out of your mouth?

Evridiki
Evridiki
8 years ago

Dhani, DON’T BE SOOOOOOO STUPID!!!!!
WHAT CONCHITA DID TO BALKANS??? If you don’t have anything smart to say, better shut up!

Dhani
8 years ago

unfortunately i don’t think any country from the balkan region will participate next year, because they can’t forgive Conchita to what she’s done to the balkans.

Deven O'Kearney
8 years ago

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Renske
Renske
8 years ago

Would be amazing if Alexander will win with a song he composed himself, it’s big dream for the future to be a composer.
By the way, the Slavonic Bazaar didn’t invate Conchita sadly.

Dar
Dar
8 years ago

Dhani you must be a troll .. You talk constant shit

Dhani
8 years ago

you say that Belarus should tolerate conceit and gay people. But you don’t tolerate belarus??? double standards!!!!

Ani
Ani
8 years ago

Welcome to the tolerance country Austria and Tolerance of Europe, Belarus

Davve
Davve
8 years ago

it is ironic that these countries who claims to be so “anti-gay” just loves to be involved in a very gay-friendly event such as eurovision..

it is a double-standard and typical of low-life regimes..

Patrick
Patrick
8 years ago

uuargh Dhani, does the East pay you for these commercials?

Patrick
Patrick
8 years ago

“despite”? Belarus reached the final in two consecutive years and you say “despite”?! That makes no sense, as these are the two second-best results for the country. You should better say “because”

Dhani
8 years ago

nice i hope Russia or Belarus will win or maybe Azerbaijan , cause i love those 3 amazing countries they always send masterpieces and they all seems like a perfect place to live when i visited Russia everyone was really friendly and openminded and beautiful i love it yes this is the answer