Last Tuesday, Belarusian broadcaster BTRC revealed that the country’s song for Eurovision 2021 will be ”Ya Nauchu Tebya (I’ll Teach You)” by the band Galasy ZMesta.
However, the choice hasn’t been accepted well among Eurovision fans.
The song tends to be political and may even be considered as an act of dictatorship supporting.
EBU wasn’t neutral this time, and the decision was made:
Belarus will have to bring another song (and non-political this time) or the country will have to withdraw from Eurovision 2021. The option to replace the artist also exists.
According to the news website Reuters, Belarus may submit another song for Eurovision 2021.
Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko was asked today about the situation regarding the fact that the EBU decided to disqualify the country’s song for Eurovision 2021
The president said that the country will compete with another song at Eurovision 2021.
“They are starting to press us on all fronts. Even at Eurovision, I see,”
Lukashenko said, in his first public comments about the issue.
The political situation in Belarus is complicated these days. The country has been gripped by mass protests, triggered by an election widely believed to have been rigged in favour of long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko. The protest became violent, while some demonstrators have been hurt, including journalists.
It is still unclear what the broadcaster will decide:
- Sending the band Galasy ZMesta with another song
- Selecting an act among the other submissions the broadcaster has received.
- Withdrawing from Eurovision 2021 contest
Belarus will participate in the first half of semi-final 1 at Eurovision 2021
You can find all the relevant information on our Eurovision 2021 homepage: