Belarus' Uzari and Maimuna take part in 2015 Eurovision opening ceremony

Belarus' Uzari and Maimuna take part in 2015 Eurovision opening ceremony

The 60th song contest Eurovision began in Vienna. Participants and delegations from 40 countries were applauded on the red carpet for the Town Hall in the opening ceremony.

The event was opened by last year's winner Austrian Thomas Neuwirth, whose stage image is Conchita Wurst.

The contestants of the International Forum were welcomed by the mayor of Michael Häupl, ORF Director General Alexander Vrabec and supervisor of the music contest Jon Ola Sand.

Representatives of Belarus at Eurovision Uzari and Maimuna happily answered questions from journalists, took pictures with fans and wished their rivals good luck.

The artists noted the friendly atmosphere of the contest and the organizers' ability to really build bridges (the motto of this contest).

The reception in honor of the Eurovision start is, in fact, an opportunity for the participants to take a breath before the music battles. Belarus will take part in the show on Tuesday on 19 May. They appear under number 11.

On Monday, May 18, the participants of the first semifinal, including Uzari and Maimuna, will take in the dress rehearsal. This performance will be assessed by the national jury.

On the red carpet, Uzari and Maimuna once again hinted: "Our number is 11 and you know who to vote for."

Attention of the press on Sunday evening was focused on dolls. Simple dolls.

Artem Akhpash, backing vocalist of Uzari at Eurovision, together with Uzari and Maimuna

Traditional selfie with the red carpet and a doll

The two dolls - Uzari and Maimuna - began their journey to conquer the international Olympus, traveled around Europe and arrived in the Austrian capital for a meeting with their counterparts. In the case the artists win, the toys will go up for auction, which proceeds will be used to help children struggling with cancer.

Uzari and Maimuna devoted their Eurovision song Time to the boy Andy Taranik.

We had a completely different idea about the number but we changed it all after meeting with Andy Taranik. The young man lives with us in Belarus, Minsk, and he has cancer but is successfully fighting it. And for his courage and for his desire to live, we completely changed the presentation of our songs on stage. And we want to dedicate our performance and our song to Andy Taranik and courageous people such as Andy.

On the red carpet, Uzari performed a fragment of the song at the request of journalists.

The singer also admitted that he and Maimuna are looking forward to Tuesday, and very much hope that the song Time will definitely resonate in the hearts of listeners and viewers.