3+2 equals 12 for Belarus in Eurovision?

3+2 equals 12 for Belarus in Eurovision?
The band 3+2 performing Far Away in a TV show. Photo: ONT.
Minsk, Belarus -

The Belarusian entry for Oslo is revealed. On Thursday, the national broadcaster BTRC announced that an internal jury has elected the band 3+2 to represent the country in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Far Away.

Today, the Belarusian champion for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo was announced by BTRC. The honour goes to the band 2+3 with the pop/rock song Far Away. As the name implies, the band consists of five members: Artyom Mihalenko, Egiazar Farashyan, Yulia Shishko, Alyona and Ninel Karpovich. The song is written by Leonid Shirin and Yury Vaschuk, reports the fansite Eurosong.hr.

Now, Europe and fans of Belarusian music waits to see if 3+2 can produce 12 points from the respective voters in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Internal jury

The winning entry was selected by an internal jury of the Belarusian national broadcaster BTRC. Previously ONT, another TV company in Belarus, held a run of TV shows to select a preliminary entry. However, ONT has yet to obtain membership in the European Broadcasting Union, which kept the company from selecting the Belarusian entry. The band 3+2 participated with Far Away in the contest organised by ONT , before also submitting the song for the BTRC internal selection.

A total number of 41 songs were submitted to BTRC for the Belarusian slot in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. The competition was open to participants from any country, and entries were sent in from not only Belarus, but also Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland and Australia, reports BTRC.

Aleks as back-up

As a reserve entry, BTRC has selected the performer Aleks with the song How Can It Be.

The announcement of the 2010 Belarusian representative came as a surprise to many. Previously, no date has been set for the revelation, but only the information that the entry would be revealed before the 10th of March.

In 2010, Belarus is also hosting the Grand Final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place in the fall of the year in Minsk.

For the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Belarus was represented by Petr Elfimov, performing Eyes That Never Lie. Petr collected finally the thirteenth place in the televoting, and thus did not qualify for the Final. However, the winner of the contest, Alexander Rybak representing Norway, was born in Belarus.


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  • Posted on 19/March 2010 at 19:36
    Good Luck Ireland !! God knows we will need it with all the block voting which is so predictable ..But Niamh U Go Girl Im loving the song ..it may be a ballad but we won 7 times all with ballads so Bring it on ...And No we will not be changing song or sing the Irish Public have spoken ...Now we hope Europe will Vote report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2/March 2010 at 19:22
    Well the song is not bad, but I usually love belarusian songs and this year's entry is a little bit powerless report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/February 2010 at 12:25
    ehhh, bring back Koldun ahaha :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/February 2010 at 00:32
    Aleks song is much better !!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/February 2010 at 00:25
    I do not like the song 3 +2!!!

    Aleks worthy Eurovision !!!!! His song - very good !!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2010 at 22:44
    who is general band 3 +2?? And where did they come from?? I think, from Belarus was supposed to go Alex !!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2010 at 12:12
    very Good song !!! good Luck!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2010 at 23:03
    How Can It Be - it's great song!!! Why 3+2??? О_о report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2010 at 18:01
    LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE !! Congratulations Belarus, you choose exelent song :) In my top 5 to this moment! Good Luck! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2010 at 17:49
    I like Belarus 2007 & 2009 VERY MUCH and I think "Far Away" is not as good, but good luck anyway! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2010 at 16:16
    I like the song, it's cool! :-) And Armenia will give them some points guaranteed! ;-) Good luck Belarus! ;-) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2010 at 12:23
    Aleks is the best! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2010 at 12:20
    Aleks is a worthy participant!

    And 3 +2 is not a good idea to represent the country! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2010 at 12:20
    Aleks is the best!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/February 2010 at 11:04
    3+2 - bad song!!!!!!! report to the moderator