Belarus: Galasy ZMesta submitted 2 new songs for Eurovision

Belarus selected representatives have submitted two new songs to represent the Eastern European country in Rotterdam.  Galasy ZMesta sparked controversy for the song they initially selected song.

In an interview for STW Dzmitryj Butakou, leader of Galasy ZMesta told that the band had already submitted two new songs to represent Belarus in Eurovision.  During the interview he said that he did not understand why the EBU disqualified their initial song.

Galasy ZMesta was internally selected to represent Belarus with their song “Ya nauchu tebya” (I’ll Teach You) in Rotterdam.  However, the song received criticism from the public because of its lyrics.  The song allegedly makes fun of the Belarus opposition and their demands.  The band had made fun of the opposition to Lukashenko’s government in the past.  On 11 March the EBU disqualified the song for its political nature.

Moreover, Butakou said during the interview that “there were some people” who had an interest in disqualifying his band.  Nevertheless he said he had already sent two new proposals.

There is no problem because we write 2 songs a week. We already have six ready. We chose a few and sent them.



Belarus: “We will submit a new song for Eurovision 2021” says President Lukashenko!

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has said that Belarus may submit a new entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, after the previous one was rejected by the EBU because of its political lyrics.

With lyrics such as “I will teach you if you cross the line”, the song provoked strong reactions from opposition figures and sparked calls from the European Parliament and fans of the competition to exclude Belarus from the popular competition.

The organizers of Eurovision 2021 and the EBU threatened Belarus with a ban on Thursday if it did not submit a modified version of the song or a new song.

Admittedly, what was said was that allowing Belarus to participate in this song would legitimize Lukashenko’s violent crackdown on the mass unrest that struck the country after the August elections.

For Lukashenko, all of the above was another example of an attempt by outside forces to overthrow his 27-year rule. The lifelong president, who has traditional Russian backing, accuses the West of sparking protests to overthrow him.

“They are starting to put pressure on us on all fronts. “Even at Eurovision, I see it,” Lukashenko said in his first public comment on the issue.

“We will submit another song,” he said, adding: “You see that all this is being politicized.”

For the record, Belarus’ public television station’s original choice for Eurovision 2021 was the song “Ya nauchu tebya” with the band Galasy ZMesta.

Source: Reuters

Belarus: The submission of songs for Eurovision 2021 has started!

Belarus Public Broadcaster has started submitting entries for Eurovision 2021. The deadline for submitting songs is January 31, 2021. It is unknown whether the final selection of the representative and the song will be made by internal selection or through a national final, as is usually the case. the country’s public television.

On September 25, following the open stance taken by VAL against incumbent President Lukashenko, Belarus Public Television announced that a new representative would be selected for the Eurovision Song Contest. There has been no update since.

However, the start of the submission of entries for Eurovision 2021 was officially announced a while ago. There is no restriction in terms of nationality, both performers and creators, while the general rules of the competition apply (3 minutes, six people on stage, etc.) .

An important difference this year is that those interested should also send a video, where they perform their song live. Deadline as we said is January 31st, while it remains unknown at this time, the method that will be used for the final selection of the representative.

More information on the website of the Belarusian Public Television.

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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Belarus: “VAL WILL NOT represent the country in Eurovision 2021”, BTRC announced!

In a simple announcement, Belarus Public Television (BTRC) announced that the VAL band, which had won this year’s national final and thus would represent the country at Eurovision, would NOT be able to do so next year, as they announced many other public broadcasters. Read more