With the mid-September entry deadline passed, another country has confirmed for Eurovision 2017. This time it’s Belarus, with national broadcaster BTRC confirming that they’ll be heading to neighbouring Ukraine next year.

BTRC has formally given the EBU their application, which confirms that Belarus intends to be part of Eurovision 2017.

The broadcaster has also confirmed that it will screen both semi-finals and the grand final on Belarus 1 and the international channel Belarus 24.

There’s no word on how Belarus will select their act for Kyiv, but the country usually uses some variant of their national final, Eurofest.

Alyona Lanskaya brought multi-hand fantasy to Malmö in 2013

Earlier this year, Alyona Lanskaya — who represented Belarus in 2013 with “Solayoh” — revealed that she was ready to represent Belarus again, telling media “I can confidently say that I am preparing my participation for the contest once again. The song has already been made.”

Since Belarus’ debut at Eurovision in 2004, they have only made the grand final four times, the most recent being in 2014 when Teo took his “Cheesecake” to the final in Copenhagen.

This year, Belarus sent Alexander “Ivan” Ivanov to Stockholm with his rock anthem “Help You Fly”. Despite the memorable staging, featuring holograms of a naked Ivan singing to a wolf, Belarus placed 12th in the semi-final, missing out on a place in the final.

However, the split voting revealed that Belarus had placed 9th with the televote, showing there was still a lot of love for Ivan and his wolf friend.

What do you think? Who would you like to see represent Belarus in Kyiv? Have your say below!

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PP
PP
4 years ago

Belarus deserved to be in final in 2009,2015,2016 and even in 2005
They don t deserved final in 2010, 2014 , only agree with final 2007, 2013

PP
PP
4 years ago

How will Russia react to belarus participation at Eurovision in Ukraine.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

I want Alyona to return!

aussie
aussie
4 years ago

I hope milki returns to the NF for another shot, we need a cheezy euro song 😉

Zebb
Zebb
4 years ago

Bring back Uzari!

Möhrant
Möhrant
4 years ago

Although Belarus hasn’t qualified in the last two years, it was clear this year that they were really trying this year. As soon as it was selected, people shot down Ivan’s song, but the broadcaster still supported him and I thought the end product looked pretty good. Will be good to see what they try this year.

jamaladingdong
jamaladingdong
4 years ago

Either IOWA, Bianka or the vocalist of Litesound (he has a very good voice after watching his videos post-Eurovision).

The Erised
The Erised
4 years ago

IOWA I want from Belarus!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9eSfSACgmI

Alenn
Alenn
4 years ago

I love Alyona Lanskaya! Solayoh FTW!!! 🙂

Mikki
Mikki
4 years ago

Hopefully Belarus will slay well in Ukraine. Gladly there are Belarussians in Ukraine to vote for them.

Btw, do y’all know when Albania and Italy will confirm?