Tonight, the Belarussian national final for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was held. The remaining five acts presented their songs and the televoters gave a landslide victory to Petr Elfimov with his entry Eyes that never lie written by V. Prokhozhy and Elfimov himself.
Petr Elfimov – Eyes that never lie – 11475 votes
Gunesh – Fantastic girl– 7949 votes
Litesound feat. Dakota – Carry on– 4385 votes
Veter v Golove – Or – or – and – 2804 votes
Domenika – This is my day – 1225 votes
esctoday.com poll results
The esctoday.com poll voters hardly agreed with the televoters: Petr Elfimov, the winner, had only finished fourth in the poll with 7.9%. However, Gunesh, who was the clear winner of the poll with almost half of the votes on her account, finished second in the televoting. The other results were smilar to the televoting results with Domenika finishing third in the poll (10.1%), Litesound feat. Dakota finishing second in the poll (25.8%) and Veter v Golove coming fifth (6.7%).
Ruslan Alekhno represented Belarus in Belgrade and finished 17th in the second semi final with Hasta la vista thus not reaching the final. The country has only made it to the final once so far in 2007, when Koldun reached 6th place overall.
Watch the semi final performance of the winning song below: