Yesterday, just moments after TVR released the ten finalists for Belarus’ national selection for Eurovision 2016, fans were already demanding changes to the final line-up. That’s because zombie band Sweet Brains didn’t qualify to the final with their song “Dance Like Zombies“. Fans simply don’t want the living dead to die in Minsk.
A petition to resurrect Sweet Brains has launched and so far it has over 200 names.
People are also protesting the jury’s decision on Twitter.
— Taras Maslov (@MrLitopysec) December 1, 2015
Hey Belarus where the fuck are the zombies — Adam (@wegottheflow) December 1, 2015
Oh @ the zombies being cut for Belarus. There goes my interest in the national selection for this year. #ESC
— KUNTA! (@_LucasMichael_) December 1, 2015
Why should Sweet Brains have qualified?
Sweet Brains was indeed something new for Eurovision. Just like 2006 winners Lordi, they stay masked and have no plans to reveal their real identities. Although the concept is slightly derivative of popular mobile game Plants vs. Zombies, it’s still extremely effective and won’t forget these guys. With a catchy song and surprisingly good live vocals, they could have been what Belarus needs to reach the Eurovision final in 2016.
Of course, zombies are not for everyone. The song and the group itself could seem like too much of a novelty act for some voters and it might look like they aren’t taking the contest seriously. But these zombies would have brought a lot of fun to Stockholm.
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