Belarus

Next up is Belarus! Last year they gave us Cheesecake which turned out to be a much bigger success than most had thought it would be getting 16th place. Since joining Eurovision in 2004 they have only qualified for the finals 4 times. They got the closest to winning the competition in 2007 when Dmitry Koldun got 6th place.

This year they are sendingĀ Uzari & Maimuna singingĀ Time in hopes of hitting a new record for Belarus. Uzari is not new to the Eurovision song contest. He composed the Junior Eurovision entry for Belarus last year, and also attempted to represent Belarus in 2012 and 2013. Maimuna is a violinist how has been playing for a relatively long time. Originally born in Mali, she moved to Belarus when she was younger to escape the heat. Let’s see what these two combined sound like.

 

This song is really well done. Although Uzari has weird things in his ears, the song itself is fairly exciting and fun to listen to. Although the song didn’t do to well with the televote (3rd place), the jury selection in Belarus pushed them to win the competition to have this song represent Belarus. it seems the jurors know a lot about Eurovision as I think this song will do fairly well in the competition.

Click here to view Uzari and Maimuna’s participant profile at Eurovision.tv