In an exciting show, the Belarusian televoters have made their choice on the representative of their home country in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. It's IVAN, also known as Alexander Ivanov, who will sing the song Help You Fly in Stockholm. You can watch his performance on the BTRC website.
His entry was composed and produced by Victor Drobysh, with lyrics by Mary Applegate. The duo also penned the Russian entries in 2005 (Nobody Hurt No One by Natalia Podolskaya) and 2012 (Party For Everybody by Buranovskie Babushki) respectively.
The full results of the televoting are shown below:
The result was then translated into points:
- 12 points: IVAN (Aleksandr Ivanov) - Help You Fly
- 10 points: NAPOLI - My Universe
- 8 points: Kirill Ermakov - Running To The Sun
- 7 points: NAVI - Гэта зямля (This Land)
- 6 points: Aleksey Gross - Flame
- 5 points: Anastasia Malashkevich - Pray For Love
- 4 points: THE EM - Turn Around
- 3 points: Valeria Sadovskaya - Not Alone
- 2 points: Radiovolna - Radiowave
- 1 point: Sasha Zakharik - Glory Night
The acts were chosen by an expert jury during live auditions in November and December 2015. Tonight however it was only the TV viewers who picked the winner by means of televoting.
Did you miss the show? Then look no further: You can watch the Belarusian national again in our WebTV Player on Eurovision.tv!
Belarus: Impressions from the Rehearsals
Meet the ten participants of the Belarusian national final.
The final was presented by TEO, who sang for Belarus in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, and his wife Olga Ryzhikova. They kicked off the show with a duet song, shortly after Uzari, who had represented Belarus last year together with Maimuna, greeted the public and wished all participants good luck.
The spectacular event, including a large 43 x 5 square metres LED screen set at the stage background, was broadcast live from the 600 metres studios in Minsk.
In the interval, Alyona Lanskaya performed. She had represented Belarus in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Other acts included Gunesh, who had taken part in several Belarusian national finals before and who was a member of this year's selection jury, as well as Sasha Nemo and Kattie.