So Belarus held their national final for Eurovision on Friday night, but as befits such a corrupt state it was never going to be an easy affair. Fifteen acts battled it out to pick 3 to go forward to an internal selection by Belarussian national television. In this internal selection the singers don't have to sing the same song that they sung in the national final... so beggars the question "why hold a national final?"
Well the winner of the final (in the televote) was Dimitriy Koldun, who is quite famous and pretty good looking so that's ok. Then a jury (oh please God no) selected 2 other random acts to go forward to the next stage. So this must've comletely pissed off the group Litesound who came second in the televote. Anyway the jury selected novelty (oh dear) group The Project and blind (uh-oh) singer Diana Gurtskaya.
Hopefully Dimitriy will be announced as the winner from this bunch, but as Diana has the most money behind her it ain't likely.
Click the links to hear the offerings by...
Dimitriy Koldun - http://www.box.net/public/4r64laq9fp
The Project - http://www.box.net/public/jdxhg0qzfz
Diana Gurtskaya - http://www.box.net/public/luuznk75vx
Click below to hear (in my opinion) the best song of the bunch, which pretictably failed to get anywhere! http://www.box.net/public/7k3pnur87k
And below is possibly the oddest song you'll have heard so far this year if you can take watching through the dreadful reception ... Natalia Tamelo singing So Badly High... never was a song title so apt!