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Belarus, start voting now! Written by on December 7, 2012

Web streams ready, Twitter accounts warmed up, opinions ready to fly, it’s time for Belarus to start with the first National Final of the 2013 Eurovision season!

Kicking off at 2000 CET (1900 GMT) will be Eurofest, BRTV’s National Final to select one of ten performers as the country’s representative at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo.

You can watch Eurofest through BRTV’s online stream from their main website when the time is right.

The running order is as follows:

  • Vitaliy Voronko – I Wonder How You
  • Max Lawrence – I Love Your Charming Eyes
  • Alyona Lanskaya – Rhythm Of Love
  • Yankey – Letter To Mother
  • Beaver Band – Incredible Girl
  • Daria – Catch Me Again
  • Uzari – Secret
  • Alexei Gross – One Way Love
  • Nuteki – Save Me
  • Satsura – Get Out Of My Way

…and if you want to know more about the performers, ESC Insight’s Sam Ross has analysed their chances over on the ESC Insider website.

The winner will make an appearance in one of two semi finals at Malmo, either on May 14th or May 16th . Belarus are batting at .222, having qualified just two times from nine semi final appearances since their debut in 2004. Whoever wins will be hoping to emulate Koldun’s 6th place in 2007, as opposed to the 14th and 16th places that Anastasia Vinnikova and Litesound have managed in the last two years.

About The Author: Ewan Spence

British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times. You can follow Ewan on Twitter (@ewan) and Facebook (facebook.com/ewanspence).

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