The 19th country to confirm its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 is Belarus! A number of Belarusian members of parliament had called for a withdrawal from the competition next year (presumably in the light of Conchita Wurst’s victory in Copenhagen last month) – however, it has been announced that the government decided to reject the proposal.
The Belarusian broadcaster BTRC hasn’t specified their selection method for 2015. Back in April it was reported that no less than Eurovision 2009 winner Alexander Rybak is planning to help his country of birth choose an entry. “I want to help a Belarusian performer to win the contest. I noticed a long time ago that Belarusian ladies have a delightful accent when they speak English. This observation will be the basis of the future song. The story will revolve around a girl who promises to follow her love but will keep her Belarusian accent. The melody will have folklore tunes” the Norwegian-Belarusian singer said after having met Boris Svetlov, the culture minister of Belarus. An internal selection therefore seems likely.
This year the ex-Soviet country was represented by the singer Teo with his song “Cheesecake”. He managed to end up on a respectable 16th place in the final.