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.

Televoting results

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”

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Jury Vote

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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!

You can read the Time lyrics here.

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Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
5 years ago

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.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

bavarson: Your usage of the word “accurate” doesn’t make sense…

Nikos
Nikos
5 years ago

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.

MTD
MTD
5 years ago

On the positive side – his English is GREAT! Hahahah…

dragvision
dragvision
5 years ago

Now all copy san Marino send a duo female.male.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

i’m really happy!!

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

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.

SpirK
SpirK
5 years ago

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 »

Sarah Boucher
5 years ago

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.

Pierre
Pierre
5 years ago

The best belarusian song since “Work Your Magic”.

Bb
Bb
5 years ago

YES! I am so thrilled! I thought Uzari was chance-less! My favorite Belorussian entry in a long time, possibly ever!

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

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 …

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

Rybak .. Rybak … Rybak … some people just never learn …

Richard
Richard
5 years ago

Yeah! I’ve predicted it before! Uzari and Maimuna deserves the title!!
Alex Rybak’s Milki is just overhyped!

Pierre
Pierre
5 years ago

Austria once did the same thing: they chose a pitiful song instead of a good one and they failed to qualify.

Henri
Henri
5 years ago

Congratulations, Belarus! You will lose quietly! This song is awful! What a disgrace!

Nanda
Nanda
5 years ago

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

Easpag
Easpag
5 years ago

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.

Ian
Ian
5 years ago

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”.

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
5 years ago

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

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

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!

D
D
5 years ago

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.

Tha
Tha
5 years ago

This was the best song, but I still don’t like the singer’s voice.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

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.

davved
davved
5 years ago

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.

David Thielen
5 years ago

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.

kaden
kaden
5 years ago

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

Jethro
Jethro
5 years ago

This song is a little boring. MILKI had more energy.

Calvin
Calvin
5 years ago

My top 2 finished 1-2!!! Awesome (even if I would’ve switched the order)!

Deniz@TurkNL
5 years ago

Well, After I actually listened to this song, it grew on me..

Me...Lucy
5 years ago

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.

beccaboo1212
5 years ago

I actually kinda like this song 🙂

PP
PP
5 years ago

1.Malta
2.The Netherlands
3.Belarus
4.F.Y.R Macedonia

No Name
No Name
5 years ago

Yes my favorite won! This is the best belarussian entry for years in my opinion, and I think it will do well in Austria!

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

YES!!! I,m so happy right now i really expected milki to win but my favourite did:)
4 macedonia
3 malta
2 belarus
1 netherlands ( not because i,m dutch)

davved
davved
5 years ago

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.

Griffin
Griffin
5 years ago

I’m so glad that Uzari and Maimuna represent Belarus in Vienna 🙂 hope the best for them

Paige
Paige
5 years ago

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

Branko
Branko
5 years ago

Just kidding! I liked “Time” too!

Branko
Branko
5 years ago

Maybe Koldun bribed jury to secure he stays only Belarussian act in ESC Top Ten for a long, long time…

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

“Accent” was so uplifting and so much fun that everything else seems a bit dull in comparison. But, ok, “Time” is adequate. It’s very dramatic and has the potential for impressive staging. Go on, Belarus.

BTW, was there dubbed-in crowd noise throughout the show? At first I thought it was some sort of weird static from the dodgy audio, but then I noticed it faded out when the presenters were talking. It sounded especially weird next to the genuine cheers from the crowd. Maybe the real audience was just 50 people standing in the corner of the studio.

Thiefo
5 years ago

Yes! I’m so glad MILKI didn’t win 😛 that song was greatly overrated.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

This will make it to the final for sure and perhaps give Belarus their best result!

Stephanie
5 years ago

The right song won, great choice by Belarus

Deniz@TurkNL
5 years ago

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.

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

I really like it! I think this will get to the final in Vienna.

D
D
5 years ago

I am beyond happy. My new number-one. Congratulations Belarus.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

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!