After months of speculation and two rounds of auditions, Belarus has finally chosen its Eurovision 2016 representative. We saw ten acts compete in tonight’s national final, but there could only be one winner — IVAN with “Help You Fly”. Unlike in 2015, this year’s result was decided by 100% televote.

As we reported in 2014, Ivan was meant to represent Russia in a revived Intervision Song Contest — but it never took place.

Belraus’ Eurovision 2016 entry

https://youtu.be/bM0CLE3ovZo

The show came to us live from a specially prepared studio in Minsk. Olga Ryzhikova and TEO, the country’s Eurovision 2014 singer, were our hosts for the evening. During the interval they treated us to the first performance of their new duet. Alyona Lanskaya and other Belarusian stars performed during the interval.

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Irene
Irene
5 years ago

One of the best songs I’ve ever heard, although he really could work on his live vocals. I’ve been listening to this on repeat for the past week and it still doesn’t get old. Love it

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

he needs to improve the staging and live vocals, otherwise this is a good contender. i ADORE the studio version.

PP
PP
5 years ago

Authors of this song, wrote song for Russia 2012 Party for Everybody.

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
5 years ago

Why so many haters??? The song has potencial, is different than the saaaame boring pop songs, and the guy has an amazing personal voice.

Well done Belarus, you only need to improve some things but you have time.

Belarus >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Belgium / Albania

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

It will probably be good if it’s open for more vocal and instrumental enhancements or a change of song (and personal looks, I’m sorry)

Andriy Samets
5 years ago

awful song
negative energy coming from it
victory bought
many spoke Belarusian stars
that the Russian producer John bought victory
Sweet brains have written a page before the final selection
that all purchased Ivan wins
Belarus not catch the final of Eurovision again

Hugh
Hugh
5 years ago

Song with a different singer: Maybe tolerable.
Song with the same singer in (Bela)Russian: Maybe tolerable.
Singer with a different song: Maybe tolerable.

This song, this singer, this language: Awful. 1/10

Denis
Denis
5 years ago

What it is with Belarus fascination with sending 80’s rock songs with matching haircut? Have all these rockers been living in a time loop or something?
I am not going to say I’m surprised since it’s Belarus usual stuff but it won’t get anywhere.

EurovisionRomania
EurovisionRomania
5 years ago

Terrible choice! The song is just a nightmare and the singer has less charisma than a piece of bread. No final for Belarus again.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

I like this song a lot. Good choice.

Bart
Bart
5 years ago

Very bad choice Belarus, choose another song!!! Hole Europe doesn’t want this crap!

Ian
Ian
5 years ago

This is a song that will end up forgotten in the semi-final, unless they can bring some much needed spice to this song. Give it some oomph and revamp it.
It’s not too late to at least try to save this song.

Jackogigi
Jackogigi
5 years ago

Nightmare

MGR
MGR
5 years ago

Belarus and Albania covered themselves with shame. They really had better options, but they wasted it.

Racal
Racal
5 years ago

I read the comments before listening to the song, and I think the song is surprisingly ok (doesn’t scream “winner” of course, but it’s ok). The singer’s stage presence is a bit creepy though…

ct greece
ct greece
5 years ago

Wll, I wasn’t expecting anything from Belarus, so this is only too predictable…

AndersP
AndersP
5 years ago

Wow, just wow. That’s a non-qualifier of the highest order. Yikes.

AzerBoy96
AzerBoy96
5 years ago

This is really a bad song and singer is no better. They had much better songs there. How could public vote that much for Napoli or Ivan, I just can’t get it.

My Top 4 (so far):
1. Albania – 8/12
2. Ireland – 6/12
3. Belgium – 6/12
4. Belarus – 2/12

I can't believe!
I can't believe!
5 years ago

What a horrible song!

Ivan
Ivan
5 years ago

This is one of the disadvantages of national final selections – sometimes an awful song can win. I have always been thinking how the national broadcaster doesn’t mind these crap songs and how they can think this song will qualify for the final. I can tell you one thing for sure – the Belarussian television won’t change the song.

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
5 years ago

Really* 🙂

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
5 years ago

@Ben Rafter

I think Belgium’s song is rellly good !! Its just so underrated 🙁 But i see 4 other tops with Belgium at 1 and that makes me so happy 🙂 Peace <3

WeAreTheWinners
WeAreTheWinners
5 years ago

Ok. This is bad. He can’t sing!! It’s like he’s growling into the microphone!
1. Ireland
2. Albania
3. Belgium
4. Belarus

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
5 years ago

@ESC 4ever same order, Belgium’s song is getting so much hate and I think it’s so new, fresh and catchy!!! Definetly my favourite, Belarus had a terrible national final, I guess this was the only one that’s not terrible.

Esc 4ever
Esc 4ever
5 years ago

What is this song?? :/ wanted Anastasia to win so bad 🙁
1.Belgium – Tom was better but i like this song !! <3 Its my favorite so far
2.Ireland – Good song i like this to <3
3.Albania -Good song to <3
4.Belarus -Mehh

Maxine,Ira or Cristabelle need to win MESC !! <3
Peace & Yo what's the pressure

Dulan.457
Dulan.457
5 years ago

Nothing special…. This song starts good but end up awful! Its my third right now :/ Oh and i’m new to wiwibloggs

My top 4:
1-Belgium
2-Albania
3-Belarus
4-Ireland,sorry its a bad song why so much hype about it?

EuroTheNL
EuroTheNL
5 years ago

1-Belgium,Only one to qualify out of this 4…
2-Albania,Good voice bad song…
3-Ireland,Good artist plastic pop song…
4-Belarus,I hate it…

YOLO Esc
YOLO Esc
5 years ago

1-Belgium 8/10
2-Ireland 7/10
3-Albania 6/10
4-Belarus, i don’t like it 5/10

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

Leather pants and LED effects…… This is quite familiar? LOL

Tho the song itself is not the worst thing have heard.

eurana
eurana
5 years ago

1.Belarus
2.Ireland
3.Belgium
4.Albania

AM Casablancas
AM Casablancas
5 years ago

I missed the zombies, but his presentation was good (visually, because the song is very bad). The zombies would’ve done better

Sparrow
Sparrow
5 years ago

Called it.
I think I might actually get behind an entry from Belarus for the very first time.

Also I appreciate those background visuals 🙂

MTD
MTD
5 years ago

I mean…I loved Belarus 2015. I don’t like Belarus 2016.

And are we going to have guy by a guy songs from now on?

Héctor
Héctor
5 years ago

The studio version is thousand times better, don’t know why he didn’t bring to the stage those effects, sounds and backvocals. I love the song and is my first so far, but I think he has to do something more, he just stand up and move his arms.

Han
Han
5 years ago

Well, i think this is not that bad, actually it has some potential for me (of qualifying of course) We’ll see, with a good staging this can do well, apparently 75% of his performance lays on what we see, and i think it’s ok.

Tilly
Tilly
5 years ago

So many men this year! I actually think Laura could qualify now..

mad-professor
mad-professor
5 years ago

No… just no.

If Time didn’t do well, this certainly won’t do any better!

bartosz
bartosz
5 years ago

Not a good choice in Belarus to be honest. Anastasia or NAVI would’ve been much better…

bastian
bastian
5 years ago

Imo its the best chosen song so far 🙂 I like the singer’s voice, but he kinda looks dead on stage….

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

Once again, I’m one of the few persons that is happy about the Belarusian result (loved ‘Cheesecake’ and ‘Time’ as well). I mean it’s clearly not a winner but I’m positively surprised by the performance and the song overall. By the way I love his voice. Let’s just hope he didn’t rig the voting.
I could see this going to the final. We’ve had worse songs like this in the finals (Armenia 2013…).

Antranig Shokayan
Editor
5 years ago

I adore this, it’s amazing. <3

Richard Yudistira
Richard Yudistira
5 years ago

Holy crap? I’m not sure about the vote results. Even ‘My Universe’ is still better than this one.

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

The song is simply awful!

MGR
MGR
5 years ago

Belarus must change the winner. “Flame” was million times more consolidated than this muck.

Rzd
Rzd
5 years ago

My top 4 so far:
1. Albania
2. Ireland
3. Belarus
4. Belgium

Rzd
Rzd
5 years ago

It’s interesting and has potential but Belarus can do better than this..

beccaboo1212
5 years ago

Good idea 🙂

Andrew England
Andrew England
5 years ago

I’m sorry for the mistakes in the last comment but it’s predictive text on my phone

Andrew England
Andrew England
5 years ago

I have today I’m starting to worry that 2016 could be the worst Eurovision musically ever. I know only four counties have picked songs so fat put everyone just seems to want Mans wannabes this year. We need some fantastic entries from the next few national finals. Hopefully Ira Losco will win with Chamealeon tomorrow and really start the great songs coming.

My top 4 so far are

1. Ireland
2, Belgium
3. Albania
4. Belarus

MGR
MGR
5 years ago

Only Alexey Gross had seeds of some order and quality.