Belarusian will be the language of the commentary for the second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, in which Belarus’ NaviBand will perform.
TV Channel Belarus 1 and the international satellite TV channel Belarus 24, as well as tvr.by - the media group’s official webpage, will traditionally broadcast the two Semi-Finals and the Grand Final live.
Evgeny Perlin, a news host for TV Infoservice (ATN), will comment Europe’s biggest music TV show.
NaviBand will perform their song "Historyja Majho Zyccia" (Story of My Life) in the second Semi-Final, under No. 14. The Semi-Final is scheduled for 11 May, and Evgeny Perlin will comment it in Belarusian.
TV Infoservice news host Evgeny Perlin remarks: "This year, the Contest’s slogan is Celebrate Diversity, and we want to show the diversity of the Belarusian language to everyone, since a lot of Belarusians around the world watch the song contest. Also, as usual, I am planning to follow the comments from the viewers on Twitter and Facebook, and for the first time, I will be posting on Instagram everything that is happening in the commentary booth".
Together with the vast audience and fans of the international music forum, Belarusian viewers will be able to vote in the second Semi-Final and the Grand Final. In accordance with the rules of the contest, viewers can not vote for the representative of their country. The results of voting from Belarus will be announced by Alyona Lanskaya, the finalist of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Alyona Lanskaya comments: "For the second time, I have the honour of announcing the results of the voting in Belarus. The Eurovision Song Contest has become an important milestone in my career. Unfortunately, our votes cannot support NaviBand, but Belarus will be rooting wholeheartedly for our band".
Meanwhile, NaviBand is actively preparing for the song contest.
Viewers will be able to find out more about the most important and interesting events happening with NaviBand and their team during the song contest from the stories of Belteleradiocompany's TV Infoservice, the program "Good Morning, Belarus!", and "Eurovision Diaries". In addition, NaviBand’s online diary from Kiev will be posted on tvr.by.