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20.04.2017

NAVIBAND promises dynamic number at Eurovision 2017
NAVIBAND promises dynamic number at Eurovision 2017 The Belarusian team is preparing for their Eurovision 2017 performance. The musicians have just returned from Kyiv, where they rehearsed their number. The song is directed by a Ukrainian team. It is known that it will be a romantic flight. The couple's images will be light and sincere. At the stage, the soloists will be alone, while four backing vocalists will assist them.

27.03.2017

Distance participation of Yulia Samoylova in Eurovision 2017 not possible
Distance participation of Yulia Samoylova in Eurovision 2017 not possible The European Broadcasting Union suggested transmitting Yulia Smoylova’s (representative of Russia) performance in the half final of Eurovision 2017 live via satellite. If the Russian participant makes it into the final of the contest, her performance in the final will be broadcasted in the same way. This suggestion was published on the official website of the European Broadcasting Union and then sent to Russia’s Channel One. Channel One refused the suggestion. It was said on air of the TV channel.

23.03.2017

Julia Samoilova to represent Russia at Eurovision in 2018
Julia Samoilova to represent Russia at Eurovision 2018 regardless of venue Julia Samoilova will represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, regardless of its venue, reads the joint statement of the First Channel and VGTRK. Statement by broadcasters: In case Ukraine does not allow Julia Samoilova to participate in Eurovision 2017, Julia Samoilova will represent Russia in 2018, regardless of the venue of the contest.

22.03.2017

Russian singer denied entry to Ukraine for Eurovision 2017
Russian singer denied entry to Ukraine for Eurovision 2017 The Security Service of Ukraine has banned Russian singer Julia Samoilova from entering Ukraine for three years. This decision was taken, because Samoilova violated Ukrainian legislation, said security service spokeswoman Elena Gitlyanskaya in her Facebook post.Source: facebook.com/giolena11 The Russian Foreign Ministry called the decision of the Security Service "an outrageous, cynical and inhuman act."

16.02.2017

They surprised how positive we are - Navi band about 2017 Eurovision national selection in Kiev
They surprised how positive we are - Navi band about 2017 Eurovision national selection in Kiev There’s a phrase you often say: “We want people to see slightly different Belarusians.” Ksenia Zhuk: Yes, it is quite right. Artem Lukyanenko: Yes, we want this, because… We went to Kiev, and many people came up to us: "Is that you? Are you from Belarus? No way!" I guess they probably didn’t get used to seeing that sort of artists from Belarus like us.

15.02.2017

Belarus’ Naviband about patriotism
Belarus’ Naviband about patriotism The Belarusian group Naviband have given an interview to the program Simple Questions. Artem, do you think that those people who do not love the homeland, Belarus, do not want to be Belarusians? Artem Lukyanenko:I do not know such people. I am afraid to know that there are such people. I think everyone, in some way, loves their homeland. Another issue is that for me, the word patriotism is very devalued. Moreover, I do not like this word because it is even unpleasant for pronunciation.
Eurovision 2017: lyrics of Belarus' NAVI band song
Belarus at Eurovision 2017: NAVIBAND English song lyrics The official representative of Belarus at the international song contest Eurovision 2017 in Kiev NAVI band will perform in the second part of the second semi-final on May 11. The song is called "Story of my life" So many days and so many dates, New images and towns, The train of events sometimes leaves us. We keep them in heart and we’re moving ahead! Chorus:
Artem Lukyanenko, Navi band
Belarus’ Navi band about sense of song for Eurovision 2017 The band Navi has given an interview to Yegor Khrustalev in the TV program Simple Questions.
Nina Sharubina about national opera, pop and contemporary composers
Nina Sharubina about national opera, pop and contemporary composers February 12 is a kind of open doors day in Belarus. Citizens of 80 countries will be able to enter Belarus without visas. The only condition is that they enter Belarus through the Minsk national airport and stay here no more than five days. Moreover, they can come to any number of five-day periods per year! In and out, in and out, welcome any number of times! And this is for the good of the country, of course. Everything is here - economy, politics, tourism and also culture, of course.

06.02.2017

NAVI band to perform in semifinal 2 at Eurovision Song Contest 2017
NAVI band to perform in semifinal 2 at Eurovision Song Contest 2017 The official representative of Belarus at the international song contest Eurovision 2017 in Kiev NAVI band will perform in the second part of the second semi-final on May 11. The draw of the participating countries for the two semi-finals was held on 31 January. In total, this year the competition will involve 43 countries. It was determined that 18 countries will perform in the first semi-final on May 9, while 19 will perform in the second one on May 11.

31.01.2017

Belarus' Eurovision 2017 entry NAVIBAND - interesting facts
Belarus' Eurovision 2017 entry NAVIBAND - interesting facts The young band NAVI will represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Story of my life". WHO THESE GUYS ARE Navi Band consists of Artem Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk. He is 24 and she is 25. "She is a bullet and he is quiet, thoughtful," says Ksenia's mother Natalya Zhuk.

29.01.2017

NAVIBAND: We want Europeans to learn more about Belarus
NAVIBAND: We want Europeans to learn more about Belarus The Belarus national selection for Eurovision 2017 has recently ended. NAVIBAND will represent Belarus at the contest. Will you add something to your number? You are the first group in history that will perform a song in the Belarusian language at Eurovision. Artem Lukyanenko, NAVIBAND:We are very proud of it, this contest is extremely important for us!

22.01.2017

Navi band to represent Belarus at Eurovision Song Contest 2017
NaviBand to represent Belarus at Eurovision Song Contest 2017 NAVIBAND will represent Belarus at the international song contest Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine. The song in Belarusian is called the Story of My Life. Artem Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk sing about their faith in a brighter future. They have long dreamed to present a Belarusian-language song to Eurovision audience. The band's pages in social networks are already flooded with hundreds of messages of congratulations, which come from all over the world.

09.12.2016

Kiev to host Eurovision 2017
Kiev to host Eurovision 2017 The international song contest Eurovision 2017 will take place in Kiev. A few days ago in Lausanne, Switzerland, the show's producers reported to the European Broadcasting Union on the preparatory work. Ukraine said that its legal framework is ready for the organization and conduct of the contest. The budget of the event was voiced, too. According to the First Channel of Public Television of Ukraine, in the near time, the organizers will publish the creative concept of Eurovision 2017, in particular the slogan and the logo.

01.12.2016

13 competitors qualify for Belarus Eurovision national selection 2017
13 competitors qualify for Belarus Eurovision national selection 2017 13 performers will compete in the final of Belarus' Eurovision national selection not later than January 25. This year, 67 artists submitted their applications for participation in the Belarusian selection. The 13 performers were chosen by a jury on November 30. In the January 2017 final, Belarus will decide on the winner, with jury and audience having 50% of votes each. Finalists of Belarus' Eurovision 2017 national selection:

28.07.2016

Which city will host Eurovision 2017?
What Ukrainian city will host Eurovision 2017? Which of the Ukrainian cities will host Eurovision 2017? The question remains open. Earlier it was reported that the organizing committee will announce the decision on July 27.  The list of applicants included Kyiv, Dnipro and Odessa.

15.05.2016

Belarus 12th in 2016 Eurovision semifinal 2
Belarus 12th in 2016 Eurovision semifinal 2 Belarus took 12th place in the Eurovision's second semifinal, read the results published by the European Broadcasting Union on May 15 after the Eurovision Grand Final, which was won by Ukraine, followed by Austalia and Russia.  The country was represented by IVAN, with the song Help You Fly. IVAN scored 52 points in televoting and 84 points from professional jury. Australia won the second semifinal (142 and 330 points), with Ukraine second (152, 287) and Belgium third  (135, 274).

13.05.2016

Belarus' IVAN misses out on Eurovision 2016 final. Photo: eurovision.tv
Belarus' IVAN misses out on Eurovision 2016 final In the second semifinal of the international song contest Eurovision 2016, the representative of Belarus Alexander Ivanov (IVAN) failed to progress to the final and become the 5th Belarusian performer to reach the final. Edward Kate, journalist (United Kingdom): I'm so shocked. I was 100% sure that Belarus would be in the final. For me, it was the strongest number in visual terms. Everything was done professionally, at an international level. I think Belarus should be proud of its performance.

12.05.2016

Eurovision 2016: Will Belarus' IVAN qualify to the final after Russia's Sergei Lazarev?
Eurovision 2016: Will Belarus' IVAN qualify to the final after Russia's Sergei Lazarev? The grand musical show with powerful lighting effects. The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is underway in Stockholm on the stage of the famous Globen Arena. Sixteen nations are already in the final, including Russian star Sergei Lazarev. The second semifinal will be held on May 12. The representative of Belarus, IVAN, performs under number five.

06.05.2016

Earlier, IVAN's producer Viktor Drobysh announced the singer would sing nacked and with real wild wolves
Belarus’ entry at Eurovision 2016: Decently dressed and with no wolves IVAN, Belarus' Eurovision 2016 entrant, had the first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage. Alexander Ivanov (aka IVAN) tries to confuse viewers during his performance. The musician wears a light suit under a long dark rope on the stage. Holograms are projected onto the screen behind the singer.

23.03.2016

Belarus' Eurovision entrant IVAN: I try to be honest with myself
Belarus' Eurovision entrant IVAN: I aim to be honest with myself Today, the guest of the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev is Alexander Ivanov - aka IVAN - Belarus' entry at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Sasha, good evening. Thank you very much for taking the opportunity to talk. We meet in Moscow. You come to Minsk, Belarus, quite rarely, especially in recent times, don't you?

21.03.2016

Belarus' entrant to sing naked at Eurovision 2016?
Belarus' entrant to sing naked at Eurovision 2016? The Belarusian singer IVAN will present a song by his producer Viktor Drobysh, titled Help You Fly, on the main stage of Europe. Belarus' Alexander Ivanov (stage name IVAN) is preparing to stun the audience at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, which will take place in Stockholm from 10 to 14 May. The main feature of the number will be the singer's appearance and truly wild surroundings. Not only will IVAN stand on the main stage of Europe completely naked, but he will also have real wild wolves with him during the performance, LifeNews reports.

10.02.2016

Dandelion image on Eurovision 2016 logo calls for unity
Dandelion image on Eurovision 2016 logo calls for unity The message of unity was one of the key when choosing a logo of the international song contest Eurovision 2016. As planned by the organizers, this year's logo is a ball resembling a dandelion. A lot of fluff pieces will be flying from all over Europe to form the "magic flower" in Stockholm. The music competition will bring together representatives of 43 countries, as well as viewers around the world. The message of unity was the key when choosing a motto of Eurovision 2016 - "Come Together."

05.02.2016

Alexander Ivanov (IVAN)
Eurovision 2016: Charismatic IVAN to represent Belarus Your music career started… Alexander Ivanov (IVAN), singer: I started singing directly from a musical kindergarten. I surprised everybody with national Belarusian songs. Then I went to a music school. After some time, I gathered the first music band. We played heavy metal.

24.01.2016

IVAN (Belarus Eurovision 2016 entry)
IVAN, Help You Fly, Belarus' entry at Eurovision 2016 (video) Belarus has chosen the representative for 2016 Eurovision. In May, 21-year-old Alexander Ivanov, acting under the pseudonym IVAN, will go to Stockholm to represent Belarus. Alexander Ivanov, the finalist of the Russian Main Stage TV project, whose teacher is the famous Russian producer Viktor Drobysh, will perform the song Help You Fly. Mr Drobysh authored lyrics and music. "Why will you perform for Belarus?" was the most frequent question Alexander had to answer in social networks.

17.01.2016

Belarus' Radiowave band about how to write a catchy song
Eurovision 2016: Radiowave band about how to write a catchy song The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 (the ESC) will have a record number of participants. The contest, which will take place from 10 to 14 May, 2016, in Stockholm (Sweden), will feature 43 countries. The artist who will be representing Belarus at the ESC, for the first time will be chosen by the Belarusian audience by calling and SMS vote, during the final show on January 22. In 2016, Belarus has ten finalists of the national selection.

13.12.2015

Belarus to select Eurovision 2016 entry January 22
Belarus to select Eurovision 2016 entry January 22 Belarus will name its Eurovision 2016 song on January 22. For the first time the winner of the Belarusian national selection will be determined by audience via telephone and SMS voting during the final's broadcast. Ten contenders, solo performers and groups, have been selected for the final. According to the allocation draw the contestants will perform in the following order:

09.12.2015

Belarusian band Litesound may represent Moldova at Eurovision 2016
Belarusian band Litesound may represent Moldova at Eurovision 2016 Belarusian group Litesound have applied for participation in the Moldovan Eurovision national selection, said the brothers' father Yuri Karjakin. They will sing the song Imagine together with Moldovan singer Katherin. Lyrics and music were written by the brothers. The band has applied for participation and is now waiting for the first audition.

08.12.2015

Belarusian band Litesound: Dmitry Karyakin
Belarusian band Litesound: Dmitry Karyakin Dmitri Karyakin, Eurovision 2012 participant, Litesound music band frontman has shared impressions about the Eurovision 2016 national selection and about a song that Europe would appreciate. Litesound is considered the most contradictory and mysterious band in Belarus. At hearing their songs, many people would say that this is a worldwide star singing. Quality sound and great music videos amaze everyone.

03.12.2015

Belarus' NAVI band eager to enter Eurovision 2016
Belarus' NAVI band about Eurovision 2016 entry The participants of the national selection for Eurovision 2016, NAVI band, will present the song “This Land” (Belarusian – Гэта Зямля) at the competition. MORE: NAVI to represent Belarus at Eurovision Song Contest 2017 He is the radio Stalitsa’s news anchor. She is a musician and a vocal coach who teaches children to sing. What may be in common in this creative tandem?

02.12.2015

Belarus' Eurovision National Selection, photo by Vadim Zamirovsky
Belarus selects 10 Eurovision National Selection finalists On December 1, the Belarusian TV and radio broadcasting company finished an open audition as part of the Eurovision 2016 national selection. After two days, ten finalists were selected. It is reported by the press service of the company. Taking part in the national final will be the following singers and bands: 1. Alexander Ivanov 2. Valeriya Sadovskaya

26.11.2015

Pesniary band wants to partake in 2016 Eurovision
Pesniary band wants to partake in 2016 Eurovision Why has Pesniary decided to participate in Eurovision? Roman Kozyrev, Belarusian state ensemble Pesniary member:I believe most of Belarusians think of Pesniary as of a band that sings in the Belarusian language. Piesniary has always been singing in Belarusian, all the 40 years of the band’s existence. This is our strong point. Now we have a chance to present a beautiful song in the Belarusian language to Europe.

26.10.2015

Audience to choose Belarus' Eurovision 2016 entry
Audience, not jury, to choose Belarus' Eurovision 2016 entry The representative of Belarus at the international song contest Eurovision 2016 will be chosen by viewers. The jury will be involved only in the preliminary selection of candidates.  Belarus started to receive applications for participation in the national qualifying round of Eurovision 2016 on October 23.  The qualifying round will be held in two stages. In the first phase the jury will hear the participants and select the 15 artists the finals. The final will be held no later than January 25, 2016.

21.05.2015

Måns Zelmerlöw at Eurovision 2015: I think the audience will like a cartoon character
Måns Zelmerlöw at Eurovision 2015: I think the audience will like a cartoon character Måns Zelmerlöw is the main contender for victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. He will sing the song Heroes. Bookies have set a coefficient of 2.5 for Heroes' victory at the contest. 29-year-old Zelmerlöw admits that he is very pleased with how the song is perceived by viewers and listeners worldwide. The Swedish team is confident that the cartoon man in the singer's number will win hearts of Eurovision fans.

19.05.2015

Russia not to hear booing at Eurovision Song Contest 2015 The representative of Russia Polina Gagarina not hear the booing of the audience during her song at Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The singer will perform in the headphones, and the organizers have prepared countermeasures to neutralize provocateurs, reports RSN from Vienna.

25.03.2015

Uzari and Maimuna, Belarus representatives at Eurovision 2015
Uzari and Maimuna: Our song was difficult and we had to adapt to Eurovision Uzari and Maimuna answered the questions of the program "Big Breakfast".  Uzari and Maimuna is a duo who will represent Belarus in Vienna at Eurovision 2015. Uzari is the artist Yuri Navrotsky. He was born in Minsk to a family of musicians. In 2011, he became the winner of the contest "New Wave in Jurmala". This is not the first contest for you but certainly a special one. How are you, what is happening in your pre-Eurovision life?