MINSK, BELARUS – Belteleradiocompany announced that it had started accepting applications for participation in the national selection for Eurovision 2014 song contest.
The National Selection Round is organized by the National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus. The selection is held in compliance with the Regulation developed by the organizers and the Rules of the contest established by the European Broadcasting Union.
Regulation on the national selection round for Eurovision 2014 song contest is available in section “Projects” at Belteleradiocompany’s site. The official printed edition for information about the contest is “Belarus Today”.
Citizens of Belarus, foreign citizens or people without citizenship residing on the Belarusian territory can take part in the contest.
Any song (music or text) that was not commercially used, distributed in the Internet or on any other media (audio cassettes, CD, mini-discs), or delivered by means of sale or any other way for broadcast in TV and radio air, performed in public before September 1, 2013, can qualify for the contest. The maximal running time of the song shall be 3 minutes.
An application for the contest shall be sent by insured box to the address: Makayonka Street 9, Minsk, 220807, with a note “National selection round for Eurovision 2014 song contest”. The last day, when the applications will be accepted, is November 24, 2013.
The project is held in 2 stages: auditions and the final.
Before November 29 the professional jury will hold auditions of the participants and select 15 participants for the final. The jury will be made of: Alyona Lanskaya, Alexander Tichanovich, Vasily Rainchik (composer), Alexander Mezhenny (choreographer)
The final of the selection round will be held in January 2014 as a TV concert. The participant, who will score the greatest number of points as a result of the vote by the professional jury and the audience, will become an official representative of the Republic of Belarus at Eurovision 2014 international song contest in Copenhagen, Denmark.