Belarus: Eurofest starts next week!

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The 15 names of the semi-finalists are to be announced very soon by BelTV. The qualifiers will compete on December 21st at the national semi final of Eurofest. Several will be chosen to qualify to the national final and therefore will compete for the right to represent Belarus at Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade.

On 21st December the National Belorussian Television company will air the Eurofest semi-final with 15 participants. The professional jury as well as the televoters will chose several to qualify to the final and compete for the right to represent the country at Eurovision Song Contest 2008in Belgrade. The exact number of the acts to qualify has not been specified yet by the broadcaster.

In support of the Eurofest and Eurovision Song Contest itself, a few days before the semi final, on 15 December,First TV channelwill host Viva Eurovision, a show with many special guests whose names are well known to Eurovision fans. Most of the guest stars are the participants of this year's contest in Helsinki: Dmitry Koldun (Belarus 2007) as well as Maria Sestic (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2007), Natalia Barbu (Moldova 2007), Andre (Armenia 2007), winner of 1998 Dana International and this year'swinnerMarija Serifovic will take part in the concert.In addition, there will be special guest appearances from 2006: Tina Karol (Ukraine) and Polina Smolova (Belarus).

Other guests will be Alexandra & Konstantin, Russian Anita Tsoy and local stars Irina Dorofeeva, Alexandra Gaiduk, Janet, The Project, Borneo, Tiani-Tolkay among other past year semi finalists and finalists. The show will be hosted by popular Russian actor Alexander Oleshko and the executive producer of Belteleradiocompany's music division, singer, Anastasia Tikhanovich.