Belarus hosted their second day of live auditions to find their finalists for their Eurovision 2015 selection. Yesterday we brought you a round-up of Day 1 with performances from Milki (Alexander Rybak’s new group) and the wonderfully wacky Sweet Brains. Can any of today’s selection ‘Work Their Magic’ for Belarus at Eurovision – see what I did there!
If you fancy some funky retro pop music then you want the handsome duo of Misters and their song ‘I want you to dance‘. Think Michael Jackson meets Bros (remember them from the 80’s) meets a faithful Robin Thick
UZARIi & MAIMUNA
UZARIi & MAIMUNA bring us a pop song with a classical overtone thanks to a solo violin. His vocals are deep and full of gravel and passion. This song builds and builds like musical foreplay. If they can pull this off (pardon the pun) live then this is a good song in the making.
Janet goes old school on us with her power ballad ‘Supernova’. Not so much ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ as more ‘Believe in Me’ meets Kallay Saunders ‘Running’. This is the power ballad that goes all dance on you. This one will depend on the staging as it could either be #OMG or #WTF
Bring on the MEN – well the MENs as they are called. A rock/metal band with pop boyband looks. That is a conundrum in itself! ‘No Smoking’ should come with a health warning as this is not usually my preferred choice of Eurovision music but it is catchy as it is simplistic. Certainly not a ‘drag’ this ain’t too bad!
Every contest needs a rest room break and this time around it comes courtesy of Diana. The song is called ‘Remembrance’ and it is ironic as it is the song that I can’t remember at all. All very dated and in the past. I would be surprised to see this in the Belarussian National Final – but hey it’s Belarus where NOTHING is impossible.
This is a rough diamond just waiting to be polished. A quirky mid tempo techno ballad with hints of “1..2..3.. Chandelier”. I think that if this was a song coming from France then people would be all talking of French Style Ohh La La! As it is from Belarus you just don’t know how this song will sit with the public or the jury members. Be brave is what I say to the jury. Give this a chance in your national final.
So have any of these floated your boat? Do any of them scream out to you Minsk 2016? Could you see yourself getting your finger to…….vote (you cheeky people out there)
Tell us what you think.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland