I’ve often made it known that I love Belarus (I feel it in my mind), and this oddball entry is certainly not going to damage my feelings towards the last Communist nation in Eurovision.
One of the first nations to select their song in a national selection event, Belarus haven’t exactly got a long and successful career in the contest to defend. Debuting in 2004 with the start of the semi-finals, it has had to make it through ten semi-finals, but only three of those have made it through to the grand final.
The latest of these was last year’s fantastic entry “Solayoh“, and Belarus evidently was to keep bringing the fun. Enter Teo. Misunderstood bizarrely as something like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, I can’t see any similarity at all, apart from maybe his hair and suit.
The song’s completely different, even the lyrics are totally different – far from flirting, Teo is giving a girl her marching orders, tired of being her “sweet cheesecake”, sung over a bouncy midtempo beat. It’s really catchy, a good performance might see this get through to the final, especially as one of the later competitors in the less competitive semi-final.
Good humour, catchy song, likeable performer, it would be a shame for this one to miss out.
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