Belarus: TEO to Copenhagen!

by Jessica Weaver 17

The 2014 Belarusian national final was held today, Friday 10 January, in Minsk. TEO won the competition and will represent Belarus at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with the song Cheesecake.

The winner

The Belarusian national selection took place today in the capital city, Minsk. 14 finalists battled at the selection for the golden ticket to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. TEO won the national selection with the song Cheesecake and will fly the Belarusian flag in the Danish capital this May.

The winning entry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXYkGpaiKcs

Belarus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004 with the entry My galileo performed by Aleksandra and Konstantin. They failed to qualify from their semi-final, coming in 19th place with a total of 10 points. Belarus’ first qualification and their best result to date was in 2007 when Dmitry Koldun was selected to represent his country in the host city of Helsinki. In the grand final he received a total of 145 points with his song Work your magic, coming in a respectable 6th place.

Last year Alyona Lanskaya won the Belarusian national selection with her song Rhythm of love, however in March it was confirmed that Solayoh would be Belarus’ official entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Alyona qualified from the semi-final, eventually ending in 16th place at the grand final.

Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on Belarus and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.