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
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