On the 9th od March 2021, the 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 support.
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.
Ivan Eismont, head of BTRC, confirmed today that Belarus will be represented by Galasy ZMesta with a new song.
The broadcaster could have even chosen one of the other 50 songs to be submitted for Eurovision 2021. However, the decision is to go on with the band.
You can read Ivan Eismont‘s statement
Taking into account our cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union, we suggested the Galasy ZMesta group to provide us with some other options. And now, as far as I know, active work is underway on this.
He added that Europe will get a new song from Belarus in a few days.
In a conversation with TUT.BY, PR manager Sergei Andrianov admitted that EBU could have met given time to change the application by the end of March.
Therefore, we can learn that Galasy ZMesta will come with another song or will change the lyrics of the original song.
The EBU has finally broken its silence by talking to Belarusian website TUT.by:
“We are still having discussions with BTRC about the change regarding the lyrics of their song or the presentation of a new song in order for it to comply with the existing Eurovision rules.”
It seems that the EBU is definitely interested in Belarus participation this year, however EBU wants to keep it non political
We would like to remind you that the EBU‘s deadline (for other countries) to submit a live-on-tape performance is on the 25th of March 2021
Belarus was allocated to participate in the first half of semi-final 1 at Eurovision 2021
You can find all the relevant information on our Eurovision 2021 homepage: