Belarus

#BIRTHDAY: Polina Smolova from Belarus is 41 today

#BIRTHDAY: Polina Smolova from Belarus is 41 today

Those semi-finals are always bloodbaths. You can probably pick a semi-final winner, but ten get through so there are often surprises. Surprises in that a fancied song misses the cut, or something you don’t expect makes it.

Even with semi-finals, someone has to do badly. In 2006, Belarus were still finding their feet, and sent today’s birthday girl Паліна Смолава/Polina Smolova. Her country hadn’t had the easiest of runs in two previous attempts, but they could still be in with a chance. Remember, anyone can win. Sometimes. As it happened, Polina scored from three countries. Not enough to qualify, but enough to not finish last in her semi-final. Them’s the breaks. Polina may not have succeeded, but she laid the groundwork for what happened in 2007…

Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton

Source: OnEurope.biz

Tell Us What You Think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s