You love Belarus! And on January 20 thirteen acts will compete in the national final. Their aim: To represent the Eastern European nation at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv. In late November, we put the question out to you guys – who should win the national final? After counting a total of 2,774 votes, we can now reveal that our readers want NAVI to go to Eurovision 2017 with “Historyja majho zyccia”.

Equally as popular with our Wiwi Jury, NAVI’s take on Belarusian folk-rock has obviously impressed our readers too. Chief wiwiblogger William describes the entry as “wild, rambling, uplifting and just a little bit crazy,” adding that this song has “character and personality in spades and it sounds current but indigenous at the same time”.

The song finished first in our poll, taking 656 votes — or around 24% of all votes cast. Impressive!

Second place in the readers’ poll goes to Vladislav Kurasov and his song “Follow The Play”.

Interestingly, Vladislav only placed ninth in the Belarusian Wiwi Jury this year. Ouch!

His powerful ballad combined with his soft, doll-like facial features gained him a respectable 14.35% of all votes.

https://youtu.be/-sQaGz03Lpc

Third place went to Belarusian national final returnee NAPOLI (not to be confused with the popular pasta sauce).

Her song “Let’s Come Together” was immediately memorable from the live trials due to her commanding stage presence (and her well-trained backing dancers).

NAPOLI faired well with the Wiwi Jury, placing fifth out of the thirteen entries. She finished third in the readers poll with 349 votes. That’s 12.58% of the total.

POLL RESULTS: BELARUS NATIONAL FINAL 2017

  1. NAVI with “Historyja majho zyccia” – 23.65% (656 votes)
  2. Vladislav Kurasov with “Follow The Play” – 14.35% (398 votes)
  3. NAPOLI with “Let’s Come Together” – 12.58% (349 votes)
  4. July with “Children of the World” – 10.31% (286 votes)
  5. NUTEKI with “Take My Heart” – 9.44% (262 votes)
  6. Nikita Hodas with “Voices In My Head” – 7.21% (200 votes)
  7. KATTIE with “Wild Wind” – 5.7% (158 votes)
  8. Angelica Pushnova with “We Should Be Together” – 4.72% (131 votes)
  9. Lexy Weaver with “Be Stronger” – 3.03% (84 votes)
  10. PROvokatsiya with “#mylove” – 2.99% (83 votes)
  11. Isaac Nightingale with “On The Red Line” – 2.63% (73 votes)
  12. Anastasia Sheverenko with “We’ll Be Together” – 2.56% (71 votes)
  13. Lermont x Julic with “Heartbeat” – 0.83% (23 votes)

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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
5 years ago

Lermont x Julic are so wonderfully cheesy :)))

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
5 years ago

Ooo – Nikita did much better than I expected!! 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
5 years ago

They’ve got Nuteki chained up in a cage. This is hilarious!! 🙂
By the way, Navi band were good live (even if I don’t like that song).
I think I missed Vlad because of the delays in finding the stream, so i’ll have to look at his performance another time.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
5 years ago
Colin
Colin
5 years ago

@cheesecake – Well, that link doesn’t contain a live stream and a You Tube one is also not working. Does Belarus have a stream at all for other countries to see?

Vladimir Putin a.k.a. the ULTIMATE thug of the Universe
Vladimir Putin a.k.a. the ULTIMATE thug of the Universe
5 years ago

@cheesecake
Yes the voting format is 50/50. The final starts at 20:00 CET (22:00 local time).

Amor Amankwah
Amor Amankwah
5 years ago

I really want Navi to win, this is great, it reminds me of the Lumineers.

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

I can’t get enough of NAVI, I love this song so much.
According to eurovision.tv the final starts at 20:00 CET here: http://www.belarus24.by/news/pryamaya-translyatsiya-finala-otbora-na-evrovidenie-2017/

Will there be a split jury/televote result?

Yudhistira Mahasena
5 years ago

Either this or Nuteki to represent Belarus. But Vladislav Kurasov is good too, though.

Vlad
Vlad
5 years ago

Navi to win ????

escAU
5 years ago

Either Navi or Nuteki have a good chance of qualifying if all elements come together on stage, I hope Navi win so we can hear Belarusian at ESC and they just seem authentic 🙂

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

It’s not even a question, Navi is the correct choice to win. I don’t even like their song that much, but the rest of the bunch is nothing to be proud of.

Nathan
Nathan
5 years ago

If they can pull off a good performance – Nuteki is the winner here.

But I really like Isaac (he sounds a lot like the very underrated Will Young).

Unofficial Månsters Association
Unofficial Månsters Association
5 years ago

Oh no, the final’s tomorrow, along with Georgia’s. What time is it going to be broadcasted? BTW, NAVI for the win!

Paul D.
Paul D.
5 years ago

Nuteki or Navi for me, altough I think Vladislav will win

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

The placing of July was worrying. Wiwibloggers have ears right?
Nikita for the win.

Vanessa
Vanessa
5 years ago

VLADISLAV FOR THE WIN! ????

Isaac Visser
Isaac Visser
5 years ago

Nuteki needs to go to Kiev. Really the only entry with any lift and modern appeal

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 years ago

Of course they are, I need to hear the Belarusian language at the contest. The song itself is great and it has the final on lock, the televoters of Europe love this type of folk tunes.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
5 years ago

Please can we have a link to tomorrow’s final, when it is available? Thanks x

Kimmm
Kimmm
5 years ago

Jesc fanatic doesnt know anything other than female singers. In every articles he is writing his Esc destroying comments.

Marco
Marco
5 years ago

Navi FTW!

Zolipop
Zolipop
5 years ago

Meh, my favorite is only 7th :s Good luck KATTIE! 🙂

JEFFERSON LAMAS
JEFFERSON LAMAS
5 years ago

Team Kattie!!!!!!!!!

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

Belarus has two amazing choices – NAVI and KATTIE! Either would probably be in my overall top 10. Please Belarus, for once do the right thing and send a great song!

#TeamNavi, #TeamKattie

Pavel
Pavel
5 years ago

No act is good enough to pass the SF, so the selection is basically a waste of time

Salut
Salut
5 years ago

I cant even imagine what would a humanbeing can like about this NAVI’s song. I cant stand her nonsense screaming. But Follow the Play makes my heart beat sensitive. PLEASE FOLLOW THE PLAY BELARUS!*****

eurovision6
eurovision6
5 years ago

Navi, Nuteki and Vlad are the only acts that could make the final this year, id be pleased with any of them and I think Navi will win tomorrow

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
5 years ago

Kattie needs to win! Her gem will be sorely missed if she doesn’t.

Chance
Chance
5 years ago

Would be perfectly happy with NAVI winning this year (though I prefer Nuteki). I don’t understand the love of Follow the Play. He’s cute and has a good voice, but the song goes absolutely nowhere for the first 90 seconds, and then after that the only place it goes is into his falsetto which isn’t interesting enough. And that 30 second lyricless interlude KILLS the momentum.