Pre-Contest Vote 2015: Belarus

So guys, welcome to this new Contest that we’re rolling out – the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 40 entries! Right, shall we get started?

So this is how we’re going to run this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 40 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2015 (Moldova is first, Armenia is second etc). We’ll do one article a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song.
  • We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from the three of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Carrying on from yesterday’s review of Hungary, and today it’s the turn of Belarus, who will be represented by Uzari and Maimuna – the former of whom is singing. Together, they’ll perform their song “Time”. Uzari and Maimuna were selected the day after Christmas (yeah, Belarus; that wasn’t the best time to have a NF!), but since their selection – the song has had a small bit of tweaking (as has Georgia, but we’ll get to that later!), and now this electro-folk song is now ready to tackle it in the Wiener Stadthalle in May! If you haven’t heard ‘Time’ yet, have a listen below!

Our opinions:

Rory – Belarus has really become the dark horse for me this year, in my opinion. When it was originally picked back in December, I liked it but thought it wouldn’t go anywhere. Now, though, I think it really could be one that could come out of nowhere and surprise everyone – at least that’s what I’m hoping for! Score: 12 points out of 12.

Lauren – What begins as a slow piano ballad swiftly turns into a pop-ish tune (with violins!). I also quite like the time theme – you just don’t see enough comparisons between the fourth dimension and weather nowadays. Generally these sorts of songs do pretty well, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it got a high placement. Score: 7 points out of 12.

Lewis – It makes a nice change from all of the ballads and the violin works really well in the performance. Cheesecake got through last year, upsetting the bookies, but I think Time will advance to the final with relative ease. Score: 7 points out of 12.

Reece – ‘I like this entry – catchy and slick. Vocals are alright, and with a good live performance, Belarus should be on course for a solid year. Score: 7 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Belarusian song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate the Netherlands’ song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, when Lewis will be taking on Russia! So what do you think of Belarus’ song? Tell us by commenting below or voting in the poll!

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