The Belarusian national broadcaster BTRC has announced that over 100 artists have submitted an entry for Eurofest, the show that will determine their next Eurovision Song Contest representative.
Just who will be succeeding Teo, who flew the flag for Belarus at the Copenhagen competition this year? Who will secure the golden ticket to next year’s Vienna extravaganza? Which contestants are returning? Here are 10 names to watch…
Milki – My accent
Girl group Milki – which derives from the Belarusian word “milka”, meaning “cutie”/”honey” – came together following a talent search conducted by Alexander Rybak, who, with Fairytale, famously won the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway in 2009. My accent, performed in both Belarusian and English, is said to be a cheerful song about the Belarusian accent. The song has been recorded but will not be heard until Eurofest.