After months of build-up, leaked songs, and talk of a return from Alyona Lanskaya, EuroFest 2015 — Belarus’ Eurovision 2015 selection — will finally take place on December 26. In recent weeks the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — has been listening to each and every one of the 15 finalists. The seven jurors individually assessed each song and then awarded it a score out of 10. Their scores were then averaged. The jury consists of Americans, Brits, and Finns — but no Belarusians. Consider this an international take on Belarus’ national competition.

As you can see below, Alexander Rybak’s girl group MILKI came out on top with an average score of 8. “It’s catchy, fun, and totally going on my iPhone playlist!” one juror wrote. Another said that “the Belarusian sections are a welcome addition that help it stand out a la ‘My Slowianie’.

Finishing a close second — with an average score of 7.57 — was another girl group Beatrys. “I love the leather, I love the attitude and I love the message” of female empowerment, one juror wrote, while another called it “Belarus’ best effort this year.” No other acts managed to score above a 6.42.

You can see the final standings below and read our complete reviews by clicking on the act’s name. And you can watch the show live on December 26 from 20:00 CET on this link.

EuroFest 2015: Reviews and rankings from the Wiwi Jury

1. MILKI — “Accent” (8)

2. Beatrys — “Fighter” (7.57)

3. Anastasia Malashkevich — “Don’t Save My Name” (6.42)

Tasha ODI — “Giving Up Your Love” (6.42)

5. Janette — “Supernova” (6.14)

6. Lis — “Angel (5.86)

7. Valeria Sadovskaya — “Summer Love” (5.5)

8. Napoli — “My Dreams” (5.36)

9. Vitaly Voronko —”Drive” (5.14)

10. Uzari & Maimuma — “Time” (5.07)

Aleksey Gross — “Stand as One” (5.07)

12. Gunesh — “I Believe in a Miracle” (4.71)

13. Yana & Muzzart — “Only Dance” (2.93)

14. Rostany — “Electric Toys” (2.36)

15. Daria — “Love Is My Colour” (1.29)

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Stephanie
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Anyone but Milki, “Accent” is horrible

Lithuanian
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Lithuanian

Mia 4 LITHUANIA!!!

Yudhistira Mahasena
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Me too, Milki will represent Belarus next year.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Nikos: Aye. I had to go to YouTube to look for their studio recordings before I graded them. As for Alex Rybak, I doubt that he would have thrown himself back into the ESC ring if he couldn’t put together quality songs and contenders that had the potential to draw plenty of points from their neighbors and a few surprise countries. Here is how I evaluated the entries: 1. Milki 9.38 2. Beatrys 9.24 3. Vitaliy Voronko 9.24 4. Janet 9.22 5. Anastasiya Malashkevich 9.10 6. Gunesh 9.08 7. Aleksey Gross 9.08 8. Uzari and Maimuna 9.04 9. Napoli 9.02… Read more »

Nikos
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Nikos

Another point the jury seemed to neglect is the live vs studio versions. The live videos we saw in previous posts were at some low-budget audio set, of COURSE they were not going to sound that good live there! Therefore some of those scores would probably be slightly higher after they hear the songs in the actual show selection. 🙂

Miss Uncongeniality
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Miss Uncongeniality

Milki? really? could it be cheesear? awful song with a pretencious girl band created to inflate Alexander Rybak’s ego

MIAFAN
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MIAFAN

MIA4LITHUANIAAAAAAAAA

Pete
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Pete

1-Milki
2-Uzari & Maimuna
3-Napoli
4-Beatrys
5-Gunesh
6-Yana & Muzzart
7-Rostany
8-Valeria Sadovskaya
9-Aleksey Gross
10-Daria
11-Anastasia Malashkevich
12-Vitaly Voronko
13-Liz
14-Jeanette
15-Tasha Odi

Jethro
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Jethro

@D– MILKI so low!

Philip
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Philip

strange ranking

AnesBosna
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AnesBosna

I really want Yana & Muzzart to represent Belarus, but Milki and Uzari & Maimuna would also be my number one if they win :3

PP
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PP

We all know that Rybak song wili win in Belarus.

Calvin
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Calvin

I’m quite a fan of “Don’t Save My Name.”

D
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D

1- Janette
2- Uzari & Maimuna
3- Beatrys
4- Tasha Odi
5- Napoli
6- Rostany
7- Vitaly Voronko
8- Aleksey Gross
9- Anastasia Malashkevich
10- MILKI
11- Lis
12- Valeria Sadovskaya
13- Gunesh
14- Yana & Muzzart
15- Daria