BELARUS

Singer: NAVIBAND

Song: Historyja Majho Zyccia

Performing: Second Semi-Final

Memorable Line: “Hey Hey Hiyayaya Ho” — the rest isn’t in English

Chances: Will qualify for the final, probably not a high placer though.

Link: Belarus 2017

Rating: 9 woodland trails (out of 10)!

This song is utterly fantastic.  It is fun, unique, memorable, and an amazing addition to this year’s lineup.  Take note, folks, this is how you make a Eurovision entry.  Now, there is not a chance that this song will win, but I am soooooo happy it is here!

Navi is super adorable.  Both the singers are energetic and happy and they look like they are having fun together.  I hope they are able to bring some energy to the stage and a mess from start to finish.  I have no idea what the song is about, but I honestly don’t care!

Historically, Belarus has served up some of my favorite entries, though they seem to do so one year out of 5.  I have not enjoyed a Belarussian song so much since My Galileo, which remains one of my all time Eurovision favorites.  And in this year’s sea of noise, this energetic, vibrant number will be a welcome respite!  This is also a good example of a song that should not be in English – I suspect if they were to try to play it in English I would quickly start to loathe it, but in Belarussian, it works so very well!

I don’t know what to expect, but if Navi stays true to its song and to each other, they will connect with the audience and should manage to qualify for the final.

 

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