Back in December we asked you who should represent Belarus at Eurovision 2016. Y’all have voted in your hundreds, and now it’s time to reveal your winner — Alexander Ivanov with “How To Fly”. The long-haired rocker emerges victorious with a grand total of 378 votes. That’s almost 30% of the 1,271 votes cast, and 162 more than his nearest rival.

He may have topped the poll, but the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — was unimpressed, ranking him a lowly seventh out of ten. One juror compared his entry to “fingernails running down a blackboard”. But it wasn’t all bad, another noted that “Alexander comes across as an experienced performer with good stage presence”.

You can watch the Belarusian National Final live on BTRC or on eurovision.tv on from 20:00 CET.

Alexander Ivanov “How To Fly”

https://youtu.be/wZ9N9PV_6z0

The Wiwi Jury’s favourite Kirill Yermakov finished second with “Running To The Sun”. He earned 216 votes, or around 17% of all votes cast. “He seems to be a confident and energetic performer and the modern pop sound stands out” wrote one juror.

Kirill Yermakov “Running To The Sun”

NAPOLI takes third place with “My Universe”, one place higher than in the Wiwi Jury ranking.

Napoli “My Universe”

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Video preview of Belarus’ Eurovision 2016 Selection

Who is your favourite to win in Belarus? Let us know in the comments below!

You can watch the Belarusian National Final live on BTRC or on eurovision.tv from 20:00 CET.

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#Kingdom
#Kingdom
4 years ago

Let’s hope Malta will choose better song.

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

It seams like Ivan and Napoli are leading votes now… whomever Belarus chooses, they’ll be my last so far. Considering preliminary results, I switched to Malta , expecting better finals.

ify_92
ify_92
4 years ago

it’s called fraud!

I am rooting for the EM/ Alexey / Valeriya Sadovskaya/Kirill
Comparing to last year I just love more than 50 percent of the final 10. Love that! And i just have to say how special EM is wow they are amazing.. but I would be happy with any of these 4 and I like how Valeriya changed her song half way the song.

Timselvision
Timselvision
4 years ago

Lol. His song is the most annoying of these (but rememberable)

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

he’d better cut his hair if he wants to avoid being Romanyuta 2.0

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

I’m surprised by Alexander winning this poll. His vocals are just not good enough and if he gets through to Stockholm his vocal weakness will be exposed by some top vocalists. As we all know it is not only about the song……………….staging, stage presence, vocals, star quality, image etc etc are all important these days. You can’t afford to have weak vocals. He’s not the best choice for Belarus for me. Anastasiya will also need to give careful thought to her image if she wants to do well in Stockholm, after seeing her audition. She certainly has the vocals. My… Read more »

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

Probably rigged. But his song isn’t that bad.