Press release On January 19, the First Channel and Belarus-TV will broadcast live the Eurofest finals to name the winner who will go on and represent Belarus at Eurovision-2009 international music contest.
On January 19, the First Channel and Belarus-TV will broadcast live the Eurofest finals to name the winner who will go on and represent Belarus at Eurovision-2009 international music contest. The concert starts at 21:50.
There are five participants in the finals: Gunesh, Petr Elfimov, Domenica, "Litesound" and Dakota, and "The Wind in the Head". Also on the gala program are previous Eurovision finalists, namely Ruslan Alekhno, Ksenia Sitnik, Dmitry Koldun, Alexey Zhigalkovich, Ani Lorak, etc.
The hosts of the concert are Anastasia Tikhanovich and Dmitry Koldun.
The Eurofest winner will be decided by TV viewers through telephone voting. According to this year's rules, an artist who gains most points will be an official contestant of Belarus at Eurovision-2009.
The viewer voting will commence after all finalists have sung their numbers. Every TV viewer is eligible to give their vote for the artist they liked by calling from the land-line or mobile phone (all operators are available for voting) to number 8-803-100-03-ХХ (where instead of ХХ you must dial number matching the number of the artist of your choice from 01 to 05). The phone call is free. The voting progress will be shown on screen regularly and on the Beltelekom website in the online mode.
The concert will be also shown on the LED screen near the Palace of Sports. The organizer of the Eurofest project is Belteleradiocompany.