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post Jan 13 2018, 09:10 AM
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ALEKSEEV - Forever


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post Jan 13 2018, 09:11 AM
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The semifinal took place on Jan, 11, at the end of it we have 11 finalists confirmed:

Гюнешь // Gyunesh - I Won't Cry

ALEKSEEV - Forever

SHUMA - Хмаркi // Hmarki (Clouds)

ALEN HIT - I Don't Care

Софья Лапина // Sofi Lapina - Gravity

Анастасия Малашкевич // Anastasiya Malashkevich - World On Fire

Кирилл Гуд // Kirill Good - Deja Vu

NAPOLI - Chasing Rushes

Lexy - Ain't You

Радиоволна / Radiovolna - Subway Lines

Adagio - Ты i я // Ty i ya (You and i)


The date of the final is not confirmed yet but rumoured to be on Feb, 15.
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post Jan 13 2018, 10:47 AM
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Gravity and Ainít You are the only real standouts for me
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post Jan 13 2018, 11:12 AM
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What I've heard is that it's basically a done deal for Alekseev. He's Ukrainian and apparently was trying to represent them until he pulled out and has now gone for Belarus instead...

And I'd be fine with that, I think his song is quite dramatic and I love how it feels like classic Eurovision. The only other one I've checked out is "I Won't Cry" which is a slight bop
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post Jan 13 2018, 12:29 PM
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the Alekseev song is ripping off a really popular Russian song from like 2003 it's ridiculous. the chorus is almost identical except for the more upbeat vibe. i hope it gets disqualified
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post Jan 13 2018, 01:58 PM
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The ones I like :

Deja Vu
I Won't Cry
I Don't Care
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post Jan 13 2018, 11:51 PM
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We already have a pretty good idea of the potential staging for Forever when it goes to Lisbon (I mean it's basically a done deal at this point)

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post Jan 14 2018, 10:10 AM
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okay in all fairness that thing would probably be one of the most memorable special effects of the recent years (until something better comes along). especially if he pulls it off vocally being upside down like that
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post Jan 16 2018, 07:35 PM
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So, at the present time, 8 of the finalists have written an open letter threatening to withdraw from the National Final if Alekseev is not disqualified (since, yaknow, it is kinda an English version of a pretty big hit in Eastern Europe prior to September the 1st so it is literally the definition of "gaining commercial advantage" which the rule is in place to protect).

Oh Belarus, the country that refuses to stop giving!
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post Feb 15 2018, 06:32 PM
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TOMORROW'S NATIONAL FINAL...
BELARUS



Eurofest


16th February 2018
Begins at 7:10pm in the UK, 8:10pm Central European Time and 10:10pm in Belarus.
Programme is scheduled to last 2 hours 40 minutes.

Watch the selection via the official BTRC website.

Running Order
01. Adagio - Ty i ja
02. Alekseev - Forever
03. Shuma - Chmarki
04. NAPOLI - Chasing Rushes
05. Anastasiya Malashkevich - World On Fire
06. Gunesh - I Won't Cry
07. Radiovolna - Subway Lines
08. Alen Hit - I Don't Care
09. Lexy - Ain't You
10. Kirill Good - Deja Vu


Voting
The usual 50/50 split between the jury and the televoting.

Potential Winners?
The betting market for the Belarusian selection is unsurprisingly quite low, there's very little in it among all 10 acts, however Alekseev and Gunesh are slightly ahead, with both being the two fan favourites also. Belarus' selection has been rocked with scandal this year and I very much suspect this will continue even after tomorrow night's final.
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post Feb 15 2018, 11:08 PM
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Would love it if Deja Vu could somehow snatch this.
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post Feb 16 2018, 08:46 PM
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Alekseev has won the very rigged televote, with Shuma 2nd, Kirill 3rd, NAPOLI 4th and Gunesh 5th. NAVIBAND only came 5th on the public vote last year so it's all down to how the jury votes.
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post Feb 16 2018, 08:55 PM
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Televote numbers much lower than in recent years so I think that televote is fairly representative, but yes the jury can easily make their winner win considering they are getting a good 30 minutes to decide their votes *after* the televote reveal heehee.gif

They could push Shuma to the win if they want another Belarusian language entry.
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post Feb 16 2018, 09:23 PM
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ABSOLUTELY SCREAMING AT THAT RESULTS REVEAL AFTER AN HOUR WAIT
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post Feb 16 2018, 09:24 PM
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Alekseev wins the jury vote and will represent Belarus!
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post Feb 16 2018, 09:25 PM
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YASSSSSSS

This is going to 2nd in my rankings
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post Feb 16 2018, 09:27 PM
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I am in total shock.
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post Feb 16 2018, 09:30 PM
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The winner's reprise was perfectly competent vocally, I haven't seen his original performance yet but I had a feeling all the Eurofans TRASHING it were just creating a drama over nothing.

I think it was the best choice, should see Belarus in the final for a second year in a row (just)!
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post Feb 16 2018, 09:38 PM
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QUOTE(Ryan. @ Feb 16 2018, 09:30 PM) *
The winner's reprise was perfectly competent vocally, I haven't seen his original performance yet but I had a feeling all the Eurofans TRASHING it were just creating a drama over nothing.

I think it was the best choice, should see Belarus in the final for a second year in a row (just)!


It was good but felt a bit 'showy for the sake of it' if you know what I mean. I actually preferred his reprise perf in a normal outfit.

Comfortable qualifier at the moment but with so many more songs still to come and the fact Russia and Ukraine are in the other semi, it could end up being borderline.
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This is so good to be on page 3. 😍
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