LIVE FROM MINSK: BELARUS DECIDES 2016
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
MINSK, BELARUS – Dear all, welcome to the oikotimes.com live report of the 2016 Belarusian national selection. Not on the spot but watching the show along with you. You can watch the show in the following stream given by the EBU. Ten acts will be competing and 100% tele voting will be used to declare the winner. The oikotimes.com poll predicts Alexey Gross or Alexander Ivanov to win tonight.
The show begins with a surprise video by Uzari who’s in Germany right now. The show begins with the announcement of the procedure for tonight’s show. The show begins and the first participant is on
Alexey Gross – Flame: a typical Eurovision ballad with the vocal performance not so great tonight. Although predictable tune it doesn’t show it was well stage presented. It should have been better.
Sasha Zakharik – Glory Night: known from her naked band seven years ago, Sasha Zaharik takes off the beret and reveals the white dress. Very mediocre vocal performance and the yellow stars in the backdrop doesn’t seem to help at all.
Valeriya Sadovskaya – Not alone: interesting presentation although not so much impressed by the vocal performance. The overall sentiment from this song is positive though.
Radiovolna – Radiowave (Ne shodi s uma): good pop tune, the audience is dancing and enjoying the song. There is definitely good vibes for this one.
The EM – Turn Around: a dramatic song which is definitely supported by powerful vocal performance. I will not be surprised if I see this one winning.
Navi – Geta zyamlya: raised their popularity recently the two singers are giving a very good performance although I am not sure about the song itself. I loved seeing them smiling all the time.
Alexander Ivanov – How to fly: Now called simply Ivan, he presents his song with animals in the backdrops, he kills all high notes but in terms of performance he is awesome. I think he will win tonight.
Anastasiya Malashkevich – Pray for love: not a demanding song and the singer gives a flawless performance.
Kirill Yermakov – Running to the Sun: lot of jumping on stage but the best choreography presented tonight. It will make us move in Euroclub a lot but somehow something is missing. It could have been also a Swedish entry.
Napoli – My Universe: third time for them in national selection, bad outfits but with decent vocals. So that’s up, we wait for the tele voting to show us the winner for Stockholm.