Belarus continues selection format in 2006

by Sietse Bakker 37 views

Belarussian broadcaster BT will select its 2006 Eurovision Song Contest entry through the same format as this year. 15 songs will compete during a national final on 10th February. The top-3 will be chosen by televoters, the winner will be selected internally. The Belarussian representative in Athens will be known in the last week of February.

Songs can be submitted to the Belarussian broadcaster until 9th January. A selection committee will start the selection procedure on 12th January.

Earlier this year, Angelica Agurbash won the national selection with Boys & girls, but decided to pick another song. After negative comments from the fan scene, a website poll had to decide the song she would take to Kyiv. With Love me tonight, a giant party, a huge promotion team and a lot of press attention, the diva came 13th during the semifinal.

Due to Angelica's disappointing result, Belarus has been qualified for the semifinal, on 18th May in Athens. Last month, Belarus won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Hasselt, Belgium.

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