VAL’s answer to BTRC for Eurovision 2021: “We made our choice and BTRC made theirs”!

One day after the announcement of the Belarusian Public Broadcaster (BTRC) that VAL will not represent the country in Eurovision 2021 because they have no conscience, the band gave their own answer and explanation through their instagram profile, typically saying that they made their choice, not being able to tolerate the violence and injustice that prevails in their country.

The group has been on the side of the protesters since the first day of the anti-government protests in Minsk and all other major cities in Belarus, making it known through their social media profiles. So the decision of the BTRC did not come like lightning in the air, we would probably say the opposite.

Their response throws any bridges that could exist, as they accuse the Lukashenko regime of violence, injustice and freedom. Eurovision’s dream ends here for the VALs, who, however, seem fully aware, since, as they say, they were fully aware of the consequences of their actions.

Six months later, we finally heard a response from BTRC regarding our possible participation in Eurovision 2021.

The official release says that we will not represent Belarus at the competition in May, because we “have no conscience”.

The trigger, as we understand it, was our active citizenship — a frank interview for the @ilinterviews project and a weekly video message for our listeners.

To say that we are very upset would be to deceive ourselves. When we took certain steps, we understood the possible consequences.

For us, such concepts as honor, decency, freedom, respect, love and, most importantly, people’s lives are much more important than personal preferences from any current state organization.

The preparation for Eurovision was a joint work of our creative team and BTRC. We made every effort to adequately represent Belarus at the international level. VAL put their whole soul into this work. Precisely because artists have a soul, we could not ignore the violence and injustice that swept Belarus. We made our choice. And BTRC made theirs.

We will always be together with our listeners!

Thank you for such warm support !!!

Together, until the end, forever!

VAL for BTRC decision

 

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Спустя полгода мы, наконец, услышали ответ от БТ по поводу нашего возможного участия в «Евровидение»-2021. ⠀ В официальном релизе сказано, что мы не представим Беларусь в мае на конкурсе, потому что у нас «нет совести». ⠀ Триггером, как мы понимаем, послужила наша активная гражданская позиция, откровенное интервью для проекта @ilinterviews и недельное видеообращение для своих слушателей. ⠀ Сказать, что мы сильно расстроены, самим же и обмануться. Когда мы делаем определённые шаги, мы понимаем их возможные последствия. ⠀ Для нас такие понятия как честь, порядочность, свобода, уважение, любовь и самое главное жизни людей гораздо важнее, чем очередные личные преференции от какой-либо нынешней государственной организации. ⠀ Подготовка к «Евровидению» была совместной работой нашей творческой команды и БТ. Мы прилагали максимальные усилия, чтобы достойно представить Беларусь на международном уровне. В эту работу VAL вкладывали всю душу. Именно потому, что у артистов есть душа, мы не могли остаться безучастными к насилию и несправедливости, которые захлестнули Беларусь. Мы сделали свой выбор. А БТ – свой. ⠀ Мы всегда будем вместе с нашими слушателями! ⠀ Спасибо вам за такую тёплую поддержку!!! ⠀ Разам мы, да канца, навечна! ♥️✊🏻✌🏻

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