On 26th of March it was announced that Belarus won’t be taking part at Eurovision 2021. Belarusian Culture Solidarity Foundation (BCSF) has contacted the Dutch producers of the Eurovision Song Contest regarding the Belarusian artists’ participation in the show as guests.
We suggested that during one of the interval acts of the broadcast, the bands NaviBand and VAL, already well-known for the Eurovision family, should perform together with the opera singer Margarita Levchuk.
Sergey Budkin, Head of the foundation
VAL were selected to represent Belarus at Eurovision 2020 with “Da Vidna” before the contest got cancelled because of the pandemic and NaviBand represented the country at the contest back in 2017 with “Story of My Life” where they finished on 17th place. The idea was that they perform the winning song of Eurovision 1997, “Love Shine a Light” together with the opera singer Margarita Levchuk .
The letter received in response states that the program of the show is already fully approved, including performances by artists as the interval acts. The organizers hope that Belarus will return to the show in 2022, when the situation stabilizes. European Broadcasting Union pointed out that it would demand that Belteleradiocompany comply with the values declared in the union’s charter.
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