After wooing the Britain’s Got Talent judges with his unique electronic accordion stylings at his audition in March, Belarusian artist Vitaly Voronko returned to the BGT semi-finals with a Lion King medley – earning a standing ovation from judge David Walliams.

While his fellow countryman IVAN was dancing with wolves on the Eurovision stage in Stockholm, Vitaly was getting down with another type of wild animal. Wearing his trademark superhero costume while he delivered a medley of songs from The Lion King, Vitaly was joined on stage by dancers in ape masks, serving some “Hakuna Matata” realness to the BGT stage.

But just as he was launching into a rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song”, sadly Vitaly was buzzed by three of the judges – the only contestant to get buzzed in that semi. But lone fan David Walliams was cheering right to the end.

Vitaly previously made a name for himself with two attempts to represent Belarus at Eurovision. In 2013 he came ninth at the national final with his song “I Wonder How You”, while in 2015 he finished last with “Drajv” (Drive), having scored only a single point from the jury and nothing from the televote.

Could Vitaly be back for another shot at representing Belarus at Eurovision? Will we see an accordion on stage in Ukraine? Share your thoughts below.

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Fatima
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Fatima

One of the most annoying things about Britain’s Got Talent is the bleat “he/she would be ideal for Eurovision” by people who know nothing about the modern contest. So no, I don’t think Voronko will be troubling a Eurovision stage soon, and nor will Danny Beard.

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Oxana

I doubt he’ll represent Belarus. they have much better singers. I would be happy if they can send Anna Blagova. she participated in NF 2012 I believe. since then she sounds even better 🙂 if Belarus would be serious about their participation, they should send someone like this girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsJqQer3wl8

The Brightest Falling Star
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The Brightest Falling Star

@oooops

Portugal will not participate either 🙁

oooops
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oooops

Another country withdraws from JESC:
http://eurovoix.com/2016/05/26/united-kingdom-itv-will-not-return-junior-eurovision-2016/
I think that thing PBS said about 18 competing countries is a lie. I only think around 12 countries will compete this year. But if EBU change everything back and give Mr. Yakovlev his job back there will be at least 16 competing countries… Including Slovenia, who recently withdrew because of new rules.