The trio Beatrys gave us gurrrl power while wearing black pantsuits. And Alexander Rybak’s much-hyped girl group MILKI danced in unison while singing about their “Accent”. But in the end Belarus was won over by Uzari singing “Time” while the gorgeous Maimuma fingering her violin. That’s right people: Uzari & Maimuna are headed to Eurovision 2015 in Vienna!
Uzari & Maimuna: The winning performance
Eurofest 2015: Full Results
This wasn’t a straightforward affair. Uzari & Maimuna came third in the televote behind Yana & Muzzart and MILKI. But they stormed to a major lead in the jury vote, winning first place from three of the seven jurors.
1. Yana & Muzzart — “Only Dance”
2. MILKI — “Accent”
3. Uzari & Maimuna — “Time”
4. Napoli — “My Dreams”
5. Beatrys — “Fighter”
6. Aleksey Gross — “Stand as One”
7. Anastasia Malashkevich — “Don’t Save My Name”
8. Gunesh — “I Believe in a Miracle”
9. Lis — “Angel
10. Tasha ODI — “Giving Up Your Love”
11. Valeria Sadovskaya — “Summer Love”
12. Rostany — “Electric Toys”
13. Vitaly Voronko —”Drive”
14. Janette — “Supernova”
15. Daria — “Love Is My Colour”
For weeks Eurovision fans have been talking like MILKI were destined to win EuroFest 2015. It certainly looked that way. Songwriter Alexander Rybak, who won Eurovision in 2009 and whose family hails from Belarus, is a cult figure in the country. In recent weeks he has managed to draw public support from well-known artists in the Russian-speaking world, including Filip Kirkorov, Ani Lorak and Eurovision 2011 winner Eldar Qaimov. Eurovision’s 2007 winner Marija Serifovic, one of Alex’s pals, also tweeted her support. The song also won our fan poll and finished first with the Wiwi Jury.
But it didn’t happen, y’all. And Alexander has lashed out at the juries for failing to deliver him a win.
Did the right act win? Let us know!
I was really rooting for Belarus to come-up with something worth noting, unlike last two years. Unfortunately, this is generic and nothing special at all. At least it doesn’t have lyrics as stupid as Cheesecake.
bavarson: Your usage of the word “accurate” doesn’t make sense…
So happy with the result, always loved this song since I first heard it and plenty of time to correct issues people are seeing. Milki was overrated in my opinion and had Rybak not been associated with them I almost guarantee the song would not have been as popular.
On the positive side – his English is GREAT! Hahahah…
Now all copy san Marino send a duo female.male.
i’m really happy!!
Belarusians are the same type as the Maltese idiots. Maltese have Ekklesia Sisters, but they chose weak and boring Amber. Belarusians have Milki, but they chose weak and boring Uzari & Maimuna. Only Macedonians well chosen. Daniel Kajmakoski is much better than Amber, Uzari & Maimuna and Trijntje Oosterhuis. His entry is much more accurate, despite the fact that many idiots thinks otherwise.
Wow! When I checked the results last night I was almost sure that I would see MILKI with “Accent”. It has been a pleasant surprise though! This one has potential. Taking into consideration that the audio in the video was really bad and that it is still December and they do have time to make it work, I think Belarus can be in the final once again. I didn’t hear all songs, but what I know is that this one is a tad better than the criminally overrated “Accent”. Next time try with a killer of a song Mr. Rybak.… Read more »
this is a horrible song. even worse is golos winner & rodney gilfry’s russian language balalika duet entry for russia from PERVIY KANAL. I’d rather watch VGTRK’S anti rodney gilfry boycott.
The best belarusian song since “Work Your Magic”.
YES! I am so thrilled! I thought Uzari was chance-less! My favorite Belorussian entry in a long time, possibly ever!
I like his voice … very Guy Sebastian meets Daniel Merryweather … but my only criticism would be the chorus as it seems to lack that element that should make the song have an impact on me …
Rybak .. Rybak … Rybak … some people just never learn …
Yeah! I’ve predicted it before! Uzari and Maimuna deserves the title!!
Alex Rybak’s Milki is just overhyped!
Austria once did the same thing: they chose a pitiful song instead of a good one and they failed to qualify.
Congratulations, Belarus! You will lose quietly! This song is awful! What a disgrace!
SO much better then MILKI. If they stage it right, it can give Belarus its best placement ever.
BTW… WHAT A SORE LOSER, MR RYBAK
The audio is absolutely shocking, but overall, it sounds pretty good. It needs to pick up a bit more in the middle, it feels flat, but fairly decent. Anything is better than Milki.
I always like surprises in Eurovision, so this is pretty cool. However, I feel like this song is going to get lost in the competition what with it’s “averageness”.
Thank God (or the devil) Milky didnt win… It was soooo overrated.. This song is maybe one of Belarus’s best songs in its eurovision history. Which is not a great history (not even quite good)… But please the singers needs a makeover, his hairstyle is sooo outdated and that bad cover version of superstar’s outfit made my eyes bleed
Good decision, Belarus. It would have been so embarrassing to be represented by a girl band singing plastic pop.
Whether it wins or not, it is important to send a good song. Well done.
I am so happy!
YoungsterJoey – Muzzart must’ve bought an advertisement block during the show. The way adverts work is that companies will pay for their ads to air during a certain time, so that’s what Muzzart must’ve done.
This was the best song, but I still don’t like the singer’s voice.
Anyone else found it weird, or perhaps could clarify, why there was even brief commercials for Muzzart during the national final? Just seems odd and unfair for the other competitors.
This song will likely fail to make it to the final even. it is very generic and average…. Milki would have made it to the final easy.. sorry Belarus but this was the wrong choice.
I would not be surprised if this results i overturned and Milki is announced as winners in the next few days.
This is a good song. And it has a lot of personality which counts for a lot in ESC. If they keep working on it till May they could have something really powerful.
I liked the start of the song – had a nice opening as if it would head somewhere good.
I liked the end of the song – was dramatic
But for most of the middle I found the song quite boring.
It looks like I am the only one here that didn’t like the song
This song is a little boring. MILKI had more energy.
My top 2 finished 1-2!!! Awesome (even if I would’ve switched the order)!
Well, After I actually listened to this song, it grew on me..
I was shocked Milki didn’t win,my mouth was wide opened for like 5 minutes. I liked both this song and Accent so I’m actually happy about the winner. The singers’ voice together with violin gives a perfect harmony and the song itself is very good,very energetic. With the right staging I think this will end up very well in the semi final and also in the final but it’s still too early for predictions.
I actually kinda like this song 🙂
Yes my favorite won! This is the best belarussian entry for years in my opinion, and I think it will do well in Austria!
YES!!! I,m so happy right now i really expected milki to win but my favourite did:)
1 netherlands ( not because i,m dutch)
sounds very generic and typical Belarus to have singer who hardly can sing in English!! Milki would have been a much more fun and interesting choice for ESC.
sorry Belarus.. now you will not make it to the final at all.
I’m so glad that Uzari and Maimuna represent Belarus in Vienna 🙂 hope the best for them
Although I was pushing for Milki to win (they probably would’ve been my number 1 spot), Time is very well composed and I feel like this song will grow on me a lot leading up to eurovision. The violin captivates me into the song too lol
Just kidding! I liked “Time” too!
Maybe Koldun bribed jury to secure he stays only Belarussian act in ESC Top Ten for a long, long time…
Yes! I’m so glad MILKI didn’t win 😛 that song was greatly overrated.
This will make it to the final for sure and perhaps give Belarus their best result!
The right song won, great choice by Belarus
I literally rage quitet the livestream, Milki 4th? That is the last time I watch that national final.
Time is last place in my top, but it is still not the worst.
I really like it! I think this will get to the final in Vienna.
I am beyond happy. My new number-one. Congratulations Belarus.
The jury absolutely decimated Muzzart and Beatrys, wow. I tuned in late and missed all the performances except the reprise. Uzari and Maimuna seem to be a deserving enough winner, though.
Somebody needs to improve the audio stream quality!!! It’s worse than AM radio!