Songwriters have submitted a total of 84 songs for the Belarusian national selection for Eurovision 2016. Now it’s time for a jury of music professionals to whittle these entries down to just 15 for the national final. Defying all stereotypes of Belarusian governance, this will not be a shadowy selection behind closed doors. Belarus’ broadcaster TVR has organized a live audition for the first 60 songs and artists, which will take place tomorrow November 26. You can watch the auditions live on tvr.by. A second live audition for the rest of the songs will take place on December 1.

Alyona Lanskaya, who sang “Solayoh” for Belarus in 2013, will be part of the pre-selection jury together with well-known singer Alexander Solodukha and the Pesnyary ensemble. The jury will make its decision on December 2.

And then they’ll vanish. In the national final the winner will be selected solely by a public televote.

Belarus at Eurovision 2016

Among the singers who have submitted songs are Janet, Alexey Gross, Valeriya Sadovskaya, band Chistiy Golos, Napoli, Kattie, the zombie band Sweet Brains and Aura.

Chistyi Golos – Nieba

Janet – Dragonfly

Aura – Pa-nad zorami

Sweet Brains – Dance Like Zombies

Alexey Gross – Flame

https://youtu.be/D2gZtwgDWE8

Who do you want to represent Belarus in Stockholm? Tell us in the comments!

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CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

: What are Sweet Brains supposed to be, some bizarro mashup of Dolly Style and the Evil Dead? >:-X

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

@MTD, AnesBosna: Ylva and Linda tried to qualify in Switzerland, but didn’t make the first cut for the Expert Check of 19 songs.

Jaime R
Jaime R
5 years ago

At what time will the stream begin?

Sami Luukela
5 years ago
Reply to  Jaime R

@Jaime R, right now!

Sami Luukela
5 years ago

I think this song by Kirill Yermakov is my favourite so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CbrBlrdPxg

maslo
maslo
5 years ago

Sweet Brains to Stockholm <3

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
5 years ago

@MTD it’s funny that you mention Melfest, as Ylva & Linda Persson (know for their NS songs for a lot of countries) are the composers of the song 😛
So far, I like Alexey Gross the most. Hope we’ll see some more good songs in the audition tomorrow.

DenizNL
DenizNL
5 years ago

Alexey Gross was my favourite last year. I don’t get how he was so unpopular with everyone.

MTD
MTD
5 years ago

From the ones above – “Dragonfly” sounds like Melfest reject. Bad one, that is.

Chistiy Golos is too much Christmasy.

Sweet brains. Like, hell no!

Alexey – the best from this bunch. But, Belarussians have to go a little bit easy with their lyrics. Like, people, follow the melody, not the other way round.

Hannes
Hannes
5 years ago

Kek, Sweet Brains for Eurovision plz

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

and yesss the first live stream of the year finally <3333333333333
so hyped for tomorrow, since of course Americans have a day off for Thanksgiving which means I can actually tune into and watch the entire thing

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

oh wow
sweet brains
throwback to last year, i remember their novelty song

#RunAway&StandAsOne
#RunAway&StandAsOne
5 years ago

Sweet Brains song is fun, but they can’t sing live, what a shame.
Alexey Gross surprised me, he has great voice and sweet song.

Jaccobabe
Jaccobabe
5 years ago

Alexey Gross 🙂