As we reported earlier, it was discovered that Shuma – one of the finalists of the Belarusian Eurovision selection, have used parts of an old Belarusian folk song “Ishli hmarki u triy parky” in the lyrics of their entry “Hmarki”. After touring around Ukraine, the band re-wrote the lyrics of their entry in order to be fully compliant with the rules of the competition.
Max Shchur helped the band re-write the lyrics of their Eurovision bid “Hmarki”, so that they are fully compliant with the rules of the national selection in Belarus, and thus not to have any issues should they end up winning the competition, and going on to represent Belarus in Lisbon. You can listen to the new version of “Hmarki” right here:
What do you think of the new version of the song? Let us know in the comments below!
And if Shuma are your own personal favorites in the Belarusian Eurovision selection, make sure you cast your vote for them in our poll here: