Former Belarusian Eurovision representatives Alyona Lanskaya (2013) and Polina Smolova (2006) will be special guests at the 2014 Belarusian Eurovision national final, along with Gunesh and Alexander Solodukha.
The 2014 Belarusian Eurovision national final will be held on Friday 10 January at the 600 m Studio in Minsk. A total of 14 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen. The 2014 Belarusian entry and representative will be selected via a public televoting/jury deliberation. The show will be aired live on Belarus 1, Belarus 24 (via satellite Hotbird 13) at 20:00 CET. A live webstream will be available for the international audience on the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Olga Ryzhykova and Denis Dudinskiy will have the honour of hosting the show. The running order of the competition will be deliberated on 8 January whilst the rehearsals for the final will be held on 8 and 9 January. The final general rehearsal will be held on 10 January in the morning.
Belarusian and international viewers are in for a treat as a line up of famous Belarusian artists will be performing during the show : Alyona Lanskaya (Belarus 2013), Polina Smolova ( Belarus 2006), Gunesh ( participant at Belarusian national finals), Alexander Soludukha, etc.
The 14 candidates
- Matvej Bondarenko
- Juri Vashchuk
- Max Lorens & DiDyuLya
- Anastasia Malashkevich
- Artem Mihalenko
- Alina Moshchenko
- Band Napoli
- Band Nuteki
- Nataliya Odintsova
- Elena Sinyavskaya
- Nataliya Tamelo
- Band Switter Boys
Belarus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and is yet to win the event. The country’s best result in the contest was in 2007 with Koldun‘s Work your magic, when Belarus placed 6th.
Alyona Lanskaya represented Belarus at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with Solayoh achieving a 16th place in the grand final.
The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Denmark on 6, 8, 10 May. Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest information on Belarus and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.