Apr. 12th, 2017

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Belarus
Semi Final 2
Artist: Naviband (Navi)
Song:Historyja majho žyccia Гісторыя майго жыцця (Story of my life)
Odds: $101

Word of the day:
магія - Magic
no, not really



This song is entirely sung in Belarussian, despite the words майго жыцця (majho žyccia) sounding like “My country town”. I tis the first time Belarus has sung in their own language, or any language other than English. They needed to try a different tact because it is obvious what they were doing was not working.

This will be the 14th time Belarus has gone to Eurovision and they are largely there just to give Russia (and Ukraine) points. In the last 13 years Belarus has had one foray into the top ten and made the final 4 times overall. Even when they entered the competition as favourites in 2005, they still could not make the final. What chance are they going to have this year with a folk song?

Despite being pleasant and catchy, this is not a winning song and the bookies are right to keep this at long odds. 12 points to Russia though.

The best result Belarus has ever had in Eurovision was in 2007 and even the song they entered then was not great…

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