BTRC, the Belarusian national broadcaster, will reveal the list of the 15 finalists for Eurofest 2015 in early December, just ahead of the December 26 national selection. According to Belarusian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda, the following artists have submitted an application to participate in Eurofest 2015. But will they make the shortlist?
Trio Inzhir – Go On, Baby
The director of the song, Ignat Yakovich, explains what the song is about and is preparing for an unusual show.
Our song called Go On, Baby! The song is about strong women who can do everything, including when everything fails in their relationship. The song is really cool, it’s European. We are finishing with costumes. We would not like to reveal all the secrets, but it will be something to do with a drum show. We know with whom we will compete, we heard some songs. We do not expect to win that much. But we want to show ourselves in full glory. I don’t know about the victory because Alexander Rybak spoils everything.
Alyona Lanskaya – I’m Alive
The lovely Alyona Lanskaya is back…well, maybe! The song is co-written by Teo, the 2014 Belarusian Eurovision representative. We still don’t know if Alyona has sent this to Eurofest, but it would be amazing!
Anita Kurkach – Alive
Masters – I Want You To Dance
Uzari & Maymuna – Time
Uzari and Maimuna hope to make the Eurofest 2015 shortlist with Time. Uzari helped write the Belarusian 2014 JESC entry Sokal.
DRUG.IE – Fire
DRUG.IE – I Lost You
Anna Shalyutina – Linii
Sweater Boys – Ice-n-ice
Joanna & Andrei Karpenko – Everest
Aura – Zakakhanaja
Napoli – My Dreams
After the national final, the Napoli team will record a Russian version. The song is dedicated to former soloist Ilya Kravchuk who died last year.
Alexander Rybak has prepared a five-piece girl band for the 2015 Eurofest. They’re called ‘Milki’, which comes from the Belarusian word “milka” meaning cute or loved one. The song is called “My Accent” and it is in two languages, Belarusian and English.
Gunesh, who represented Belarus in Türkvizyon last year, has summited a song for Eurofest 2015 which is called ‘I believe in a miracle’.
The first Eurofest qualifying round will be held on 4 and 5 December 2014, where a total of 15 songs will be selected to proceed to the Eurofest 2015 song selection. The winners of the qualifying round will be announced on the evening of 5 December.
It looks like it’s going to be Milki vs Alyona Lanskaya in Minsk on 26 December, what do you think?
Which songs would you like to make it to the shortlist? Will it be a battle between Alexander Rybak and Alyona Lanskaya? And what other songs are you looking forward to hear? Comment below!