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ALEKSEEV to represent Belarus at Eurovision 2018
Ukrainian pop-star ALEKSEEV has won the final of Belarus national Eurovision selection tour. He will represent Belarus at the European song contest in Lisabon in May. ALEKSEEV decided to take part in Belarus selection due to his popularity with Belarusian fans:
"I consider myself also a Belarusian singer," the Ukrainian artiste said on numerous occasions.
According to the vote results, ALEKSEEV scored the highest number of points both from the jury (12) and from TV viewers (5184 people). The ethno-eletronic duo SHUMA finished second (14 points and 910 points from 3042 viewers and only 4 points from the jury. The veteran of Belarus selection tours Gunesh received 6 points from fans and 8 from the jury. The final results is as follows:
A total of 10 singers were selected to compete in the final of the 2018 national selection tour, including the regulars Gunesh, Anastasia Malashkevich, Napoli, Kiril Good, Alen Hit, Radiovolna band, Lexy (Aliaksandra Tkach) and the newcomers Shuma. Shuma was the favorite of wiwi jury: experts of Eurovision biggest fans website had described the ethno-electronic band led by Rusya as the most promising candidate from Belarus.
Rusya from Shuma was obviously not happy with four points from the jury:
"We had an excellent act, quality stuff, high marks from Belarusian and European listeners. [It was unexpected] to get only four points from our local jury... Okay. I don't know if we will ever participate again. We need to sleep on it."
Gunesh enjoyed the biggest support from fans in the final, including the Swdish composer of her song and his team.
"I am very satisfied with how I performed. Too bad, of course. The winner is a very weak vocalist. One needs to ask the jury how it is even possible. My Swedish team was confident I would win," Gunesh said with disappointment.
On 19 February at 1400, Euroradio will have at our studio in Minsk producer Uladzimir Maksimkau and journalist Siarhei Malinouski to discuss the outcome of Belarus national selection tour for Eurovision 2018.