Belarus’ Eurovision broadcaster BTRC has been expelled from the European Broadcasting Union. This rules out a Belarusian participation in Italy 2022 and makes Belarus’ return to the Eurovision Song contest and the Junior Eurovision Song contest extremely unlikely.
Let’s take a look at what Belarus has brought to the Eurovision Song Contest since 2004.
The Belarusian broadcaster National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC) organized a national final in order to select the Belarusian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands. However, due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe, the contest was cancelled.
The Belarussian national final took place on 28 February 2020 at the Belarusfilm studio in Minsk where a 50/50 combination of votes from jury members made up of music professionals and a public telephone vote selected the song Da Vidna, performed by VАL and written by Uladzislaŭ Paškievič, Valeryja Hrybusava and Mikita Najdzionaŭas, the winner.