Belarus 2016: national final date revealed
Olivier Rocher (France)
MINSK, BELARUS – OGAE Belarus has just revealed more information about the country’s Eurovision selection. The submission period will end on November 21st and on 26th, auditions should be held to select 5 to 7 artists that will proceed to the National Final and fight for a ticket to Stockholm.
The big night will be on January 15th in Minsk and the winner will be chosen via televote only. No mention has been made about the “Belarussian language preference” even though Gennady Davydko the Head of BTRC declared in September, on the kp.by website:
“We intend to look at next year song in the Belarusian language. We do not exclude that the performers can offer songs in English, Russian, French although even Hindi, but preference will be given to the songs in the Belarusian language.”
Sso stay tuned for an official confirmation by national broadcaster BTRC.