Belarus | Live Auditions Completed; Ten Finalists Chosen
Today in Minsk, Belarus, the live auditions for the Belarus national selection show took place and tonight the ten finalists that will be performing in the national final - set to take place on 8th March - have been revealed! Find out which auditionees have advanced below.
In total there were 113 songs submitted to the national selection - with Belarus extending a global invitation to singers across the world regarding nationality. Following a long day of auditions which saw the good, bad and the absolutely bonkers,
The ten finalists chosen for 'Eurofest' are:
Alena Gorbacheva - "Can We Dream"
Aura - "Charavala"
Emmanuel Imagbe - "Champion"
Eva Kogan - "Run"
KeiSi - "No Love Lost"
Michael Soul - "Humanize"
NAPOLI - "Let It Go"
PROvokatsiya - "Running Away From The Sun"
Sebastian Roos - "Never Getting Close"
Zena - "I Like It"
You can click on any of the song titles to check out their audition video.
Unfortunately, that does mean that a number of fan favourites were eliminated. One of the more shocking snubs was Angelika Pushnova with song "Stop Breathing" whilst also leaving the competition after their audition is United Kingdom's 2006 representative Daz Sampson alongside Nona and their song 'Kinky Boots'. Check out the performance below.
Junior Eurovision 2018 host Zena advanced to the finals and is joined by Eurofest veterans Aura, NAPOLI and PROvokatsiya. Other previous finalists did not fare so well, with ALEN HIT being eliminated after his audition and in shocking news to many fans, Vitaly Voronko and Artem Soroka with their potato inspired accordion bop. British fans may recognise Vitaly as the accordion-playing-singer who competed in Britain's Got Talent in 2016. Their video - below - is a must watch:
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