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Today, the broadcaster BTRC has announced the 15 candidates for the Belarusian national selection. During the last two days, auditions took place in Minsk. 89 hopefuls performed in front of a professional jury which was made up of Alexander Tikhanovich (singer), Vasili Rainchik (singer and musician), Elena Treshchinskaya (editor of radio Radius FM), Eugen Popkovich,(producer of Belarus 1 channel), Olga Ryzhkova (chief editor of Belarus 1 channel), Andrej Holodinski (musical editor of Radio-Roks) and Marianna Drabovich (head of the Department of Arts, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus). The national final will take place on 26 December.

Eurovision 2009 winner Alexander Rybak also had a finger in the pie. In the last few weeks he organised a nation-wide casting and eventually formed the girlband Milki. Rybak composed their song Accent as well – you can listen to it here.

The 15 participants:

  • Gunesh
  • Janet
  • Aliaksei Hros
  • Darya
  • Valeria Sadovskaya
  • Uzari & Maimuna
  • MILKI
  • Yana Butskevich & Muzzart
  • Beatrys
  • Napoli
  • Tasha ODI
  • Lis
  • Rostany
  • Anastasia Malashkevich
  • Vital’ Varanko

The zombie-inspired band Sweet Brains that caught the attention of the Eurovision fandom in the last few days did not make it to the national final line-up. Their song Run Away seemingly didn’t impress the juries too much.

 

Which of these artists should represent Belarus in Eurovision 2015? Join our discussion on the forum!

Source: eurovision.tv • Picture courtesy: Thomas Hanses (EBU)

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