November 30 was a pretty intense day in Belarus, as a professional jury panel sat down to evaluate the 67 songs submitted to BTRC for its Eurovision 2017 national selection. Just hours after completing the very long trial, the broadcaster has now revealed the 13 lucky finalists.

There are a few familiar names among them, including NAVI and NAPOLI from last year’s selection. They’re coming back stronger than ever. But they will face some very stiff competition, as the quality of the selection seems much, much higher this year — the live auditions even featured a brand new stage!

Before Belarus decides on its winner, why not let them know your feelings by having a listen to the songs below and then voting in our poll. The national final will take place no later than January 25 and we’ll close our poll sometime before then. As ever you can vote for as many songs as you’d like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

BELARUS IN EUROVISION 2016: WHO SHOULD WIN THE NATIONAL FINAL?

Alexandra Tkach with “Be Stronger”

KATTIE with “Wild Wind”

Vladislav Kurasov with “Follow The Play”

NAVI Band with “Gistoriya maygo zhytstsya”

Anzhelika Pushnova with “We Should Be Together”

Isaac Nightingale with “On The Red Line”

Anastasia Sheverenko with “We’ll Be Together”

Iyul with “Children of The World”

NUTEKI with “Take My Heart”

NAPOLI with “Let’s Come Together”

Lermont x Julic with “Heart Beat”

PROvokatsiya with “My Love”

Nikita Hodas with “Voice in my Head”

 

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Colin
Colin
4 years ago

After listening to KATTIE’s revamped song, I would add her to the ‘good’ section. So, it’s either NAVI, Vladislav or KATTIE. Either would probably make Belarus go high on my yearly list of songs.

Darcy
4 years ago

Out of all of them, Nuteki has the best shot at making the final of Eurovision 2017. The live performance is really bad compared to the music video version so he needs to sort that out if he wants to win.

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

NAVI have a best song by a mile! Hopefully Belarus chooses them, having the only chance to win or come close to winning ESC 2017. Second would definitely be Vladislav Kurasov, whose song is a bit special and distinctive among the rest.

On first listening, every other song made me either asleep or vomit, so these 2 should win, especially NAVI.

Jocelyn
4 years ago

Nikita has a great voice but he looks so uncomfortable on stage 🙁

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

@Romb’bomb: Which bookie is that? I don’t see it at EurovisionWorld.com

Romb'bomb
Romb'bomb
4 years ago

@CookyMonzta, no! bookmakers are anticipating NAVI to win.

Romb'bomb
Romb'bomb
4 years ago
CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

@Johan: You beat me to it. I checked Oddschecker.com, and right now they have Belarus in front. Methinks the bookies are anticipating a win for Kattie to represent them in ESC 2017. If she loses, watch Belarus drop like an anvil on the bookies’ boards.

Naytiopyatua M.
Naytiopyatua M.
4 years ago

Minsk2018???

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Kattie and Vladislav stand out to me, for different reasons. I personally don’t understand the popularity of the Navi duo – why are they easy qualifiers??

I loved Vlad in the Ukrainian selection last year. He’s even hotter this year and his voice is unique. What more do you want from a Eurovision act?

Kattie has a song with a good message behind it, so I can see her doing well too. 🙂

Nick
Nick
4 years ago

Navi would qualify for sure! It’s the only unique,good,fun song at the NF. I’m sure it could give Belarus a refreshing entry with great results.

Kirsten
Kirsten
4 years ago

the winner will be whoever can afford to buy the most sim cards…

I hope its NAVI though

Ruud
Ruud
4 years ago

NAVI plz. The rest is sooo sleepy and boring

Susan
Susan
4 years ago

Nuteki. If only he could learn to not scream it would be perfect.

Johan
Johan
4 years ago

The ballad of KATTIE has such a great message! I hope she win the selection.
#TeamKattie

Marina Z
Marina Z
4 years ago

Vladislav Kurasov – the best!

esconly
esconly
4 years ago

Wiwibloggs

Reaction??

esconly
esconly
4 years ago

@Pierre
Say it..I will say it too

Pierre
Pierre
4 years ago

Can I say “none” ?

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

My top 3 of my favourite songs. Wouldn’t mind seeing any of these acts winning:

1 – NUTEKI
2 – Kattie
3 – NAVI

LightvsDarkness
LightvsDarkness
4 years ago

I’ve always been a fan of NAPOLI!!!

My Dreams should’ve won 2 years ago! My universe was amazing aswell and also should’ve won, however…. this year they’ve got one of the worst songs i’ve heard in my life >.< the song screams eurovision fakeness… idk how to put it…

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

NAVI and NUTEKI are amazing.
Overall a good selection if you compare it to recent years.

Hugh
Hugh
4 years ago

Not in love with them all, but definitely hugely improved on last year’s batch! Good job Belarus 🙂

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

My top 3
1. Navi
2. Nuteki
3. Iyul

Navi is the best but Belarus had a lot of good songs. Jury chose these worse songs. Pauline deserved to grand final.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
4 years ago

Nice to see NAPOLI also introduce her Polish entry song at the same time

Katya
Katya
4 years ago

Navi, Kurasov, Kattie and Nikita Hodas are my favorites! <3

jesperhjellnes
jesperhjellnes
4 years ago

I like Angelica Pushnova, NAVI and NUTEKI. Weak selection! :/

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

Kattie: “Wild Wind”. Period. End of story.

Everybody else, go home!

Emily
Emily
4 years ago

I don’t know if it’s just the quality of the videos, but it sounded like most of them were either screaming or just completely off-pitch. Elements of some were alright, but there definitely isn’t a Eurovision winner in there

Robiw2
Robiw2
4 years ago

Every entry of these 13 is worth something but I liked only 5 of all. My Top 5: 1.Vladislav Kurasov – I remember him from Evrobachenya 2016 where he was amazing. I hope he wins this selection. 2.Anzhelika Pushnikova – her voice and the song reminds me of Julia Savicheva (Russia 2004). It’s even better than Julia. 3.NAVI – I really love the Belarussian realness and melody in this duo. 4.PROvokatsyia – the duo sounds quite nice. The song sounds interesting. 5.Alexandra Tkach – powerful voice and nice song. Btw.Napoli hasn’t improved but rather disimproved and is going to a… Read more »

Marco
Marco
4 years ago

I think that Follow the Play is in another level, what a piece of a song! And great voice! That boy can match the result of Koldun in Kyiv for sure!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

I like Alexandra Tkach’s song the best. Everything about it is really good but I would be surprised if it was chosen for Eurovision.
Nikita Hodas has a really nice voice but the song was a little too strange for me.

The rest? Bleh.

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

There’s improvement over last year selection (which was awful). This year overall they have good songs, some of them are actually very pleasant, like NAVI.

Compared to UMK, Belarus puts Finland to shame imo.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

i actually think this is an improvement over last year that being said i have a really short list of ‘decents’ and nothing better than that: NAVI because, well, it’s NAVI and they’re probably the only ones that could qualify for Belarus Alexandra Tkach – Be More Free // more of a ‘walking home on a rainy day’ song than a Eurovision song Isaac Nightingale – On The Red Line // this was cool and I like that Belarus is taking itself seriously this year, I look forward to the studio version and like this more than some of the… Read more »

Demetrio
Demetrio
4 years ago

The copy of ”sky full of stars” first in votes? Oh come on guys! My vote was for Anzhelika Pushnova and PROvokatsiya.

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

*following the trend of copy-cat songs making on the big ESC stage, and some of them even winning! *cough*Sweden*cough*Mans*cough

Bastian
Bastian
4 years ago

I like the songs by Napoli, Nikita and Anzhelika 🙂 i hope one of them wins

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

WOW. Finland, take the back seat. Or, whatever, you are irrelevant.

Belarus, what a nice surprise! Nice selection. Whoever wins, I don’t care, these are good ones. And Anastasia, I love you! 🙂 Nuteki, is that Coldplay? Hahaha… I think that they may go to Kyiv, finally!

#TakeMyHeart
#TakeMyHeart
4 years ago

NUTEKI has their best song till today. It has energy and drive to do well. The studio version sounds really good.

Nick
Nick
4 years ago

I really like Navi’s song. It’s really fresh and seems very jury friendly.

Vanessa
Vanessa
4 years ago

Vladislav

a
a
4 years ago

The fan community Kurasov calls on bring it forward here. Do not be surprised if this terrible song so highly in the poll

stupid fans

Bartosz
Bartosz
4 years ago

By the way, NAPOLI (as Olga Shimanskaya) will represent Poland at Turkvizyon 2016. With “Masal gibi bu dünya”

Marina
4 years ago

Vladislav Kurasov’

Niki
Niki
4 years ago

NUTEKI with “Take My Heart”: Am I the only one who hast to think of “A Sky Full Of Stars”?

dutchie
dutchie
4 years ago

Vladislav Kurasov’s could become a decent song, with a little polishing. The last guy is giving me slight Sigur Ros vibes, he’s interesting but ultimately his song is not much of a song, really.

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
4 years ago

One of them sounds like a sky full of stars…
Napoli is best here imo, but as usual with Belarus terrible selection.

Nick
Nick
4 years ago

Woah Vladislav Kurasov actually took place in the Ukrainian national final last year.
I guess he’s trying a country thats a lot easier to win the NF now !

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

KATTIE is the clear winner here, her song is stunning! As Robyn already mentioned, the songs will probably sound much better in the national final.

As for now… #TeamKATTIE! 🙂

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

PROvokatsiya are like a Belarusian Jedward