I'd rather wait for our NF list, maybe it's not so competitive. But if Anastasia Kamenskih is in then he better run to Belarus indeedmy theory is: he just figured it would be easier to win in Belarus than in his home country
It worked for Romanyuta
Alekseev's song has a lot going for it - IN RUSSIAN. English version is unremarkable with messy lyrics. Seriously, I reckon it could be the difference between qualifying or not. 2018 is looking to be a year with lots of non-English entries, so there is absolutely no reason for Belarus to choose the English version over the Russian.