After an incredibly interesting National Final, Belarus has chosen TEO to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen. Yuriy Vashchuk, known as his stage name TEO, sang the interestingly-composed “Cheesecake”.
Here is the official video for “Cheesecake”:
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The results were half from the Televote and half from the jury, composed of prominent members of the Belarusian entertainment industry: Gennady Davydko, Alexander Tikhanovich, Marianna Malchik, Elena Treschinskaya, Vasiliy Rainchik, Eduard Martynyuk, Alexander Mezhenniy, Mikhail Revutskiy, and last year’s Belarusian representative to Eurovision, Alyona Lanskaya.
After TEO and Max Lorens tied in first place with 20 points each, each member of the jury picked their favorite of the two. After the tiebreaker, TEO was announced as the winner.
The full results are as follows:
|Mark Lorens & Didyulya||12||8||20|
|Switter Boys feat. Kate & Volga Karol||6||7||13|
|Matvei Cooper and DUX||1||0||1|
Viewers were also treated to an interval act marathon, including Alyona Lanskaya, Polina Smolova from 2006, Ruslan Alekhno from 2008, as well as previous National Final favorites Alexei Gross (who performed his disqualified 2014 song), Vitaliy Voronko, and Turkvizyon runner-up Gunesh.
What do you think of the winner? Are you taking a bite off TEO’s Cheesecake? Any idea what song Belarus will actually send to Copenhagen? #JoinUs in the Belarus 2014 forum!