EUROVISION 2017 - KYIV - UKRAINE  

SECHUK JURY 2017

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Rating

 185.5/320 (57.9%)

 

INTERNATIONAL JURY

BELARUS

INT

JURY TOTAL

91

 

Amar

I have to show respect to countries that come out with a song in their own language. I love the folk aspects and think this is a nice and quirky song that could send Belarus into the finals, but it does get a tad bit annoying half way through. 

6

 

Benedek

 

Ok Belarus is trying to reinvent itself and with succes. This is a good catchy song, sang well with good energy and it has a very good chance to qualify. This is the first Belorussian song that I really like. I hope for a good result for them.

8

 

Christos

 

It is an undeniable fact that this country have to change  the entire mentality and the point of view on the Eurovision Song Contest. Slavic countries have a big heritage on music culture but one more year the Belurassians don't wanna prove it to us. Boring boring boring

1

 

Daria

Itís a pure joy to watch their performance! You can feel the vital force in the message that NaviBand sends to listeners. May be the song is bit simple, but this year we celebrate the diversity! Iím worried about the staging as Belarus tends to do it in the wrong way. 

9.5

 

Douwe

Naviband will bring Belarussian culture to Kyiv with their happy, clappy feel good song with a little bit of folk thrown in. This should be a crowd pleaser in May and if performed between two ballads it will certainly stand out. There is no need to change the lyrics to English or it will lose authenticity. On the downside it does become very repetitive, the hook is a bit overused and it needs a bit of polishing. It sounds similar to 'Three Minutes to Earth' (Georgia 2014) but not as messy. This might just be novel enough to get out of the semi-final but it is touch-and-go ...

5.5

 

Elena

I really appreciate a little bit of folk music.  I don't think I will play this song on repeat when I get the cd, but they have amazing stage presence and their energy make their performance really fun to watch.

7

 

Frederico

Gosh, I do not like this at all. I am not sure what is going on here. Hey hey and more hey hey. The singing is rather poor too. Surely a non-qualifier? Gosh gets tedious after 30 seconds.

0.5

 

Josť

This song is a full concept, they worked on do something different yes but aurally the song sounds messy for me

4

 

Mark L

This song is so manic and almost super speeded up that I think I like it! It will def make the final and with a good wind could be top ten

7.5

 

Melissa

This is one of the best entries Belarus have ever chosen for ESC! It has great energy, itís memorable and just leaves you feeling happy. I love this so much and so happy to see Belarussian finally sung in the contest.

9

 

Octavio

Nice and enthusiastic song, fresh and sang in their own language. I love the Celtic flavour, the drums, and the feel good factor. Finally something original.

6

 

Paul C

A sweet and happy song. It's a very original song and I like the folkloric touches. Having said that, it gets a bit too repetitive towards the end of the song which gets a little annoying.

6

 

Pia

a mix of a mix of a mix, ends up in nothing. This is CRAP !

3

 

Roberto

The first ever ESC entry in Belarusian has not so much to say. A rather minimalist-ethno song, with many high-pitched annoying sounds. It comes and it goes quickly.

4

 

Roy

I was listening to all 13 songs this year Ė the first time ever that I listen to all selection songs because now I have the bytes to do it. No song stood out but I could live with 12 of the 13. UI think the fact that they sing in the Belarus language is quite special and unique and I think the juries could rate this high. Whether the duo will get enough tele votes, I doubt that so it is a borderline qualifier.

6

 

Samantha

Pure organic and exuberant joy, which is not something that you expect from Belarus . You can't help but smile when listening to this!

8

 

UNITED KINGDOM JURY

BELARUS

UK

JURY TOTAL

94.5

 

Andrew G

A folk song gone wrong, don`t like this one, no lyrics just a lot of hey hey hey ... does not deserve a place in the final due to it`s poor quality.

1

 

Danny

This song never fails to put a smile on my face, happy, joyful and fun! It also has the advantage because it is so different to anything else. My favourite Belarussian entry in years!

8

 

David B

Well, it's an improvement on their usual entries. Jolly, folk-lite but possibly a little repetitive. However, it should get people clapping along and a place in the final has to be a possibility.

6.5

 

David E

This is cutesy and folksy and will have folk singing and clapping along in the hall. Unbridled joy.

8

 

Dean

This is bonkers, zany, frenetic, but has something about it that could make it stand out, certainly in the live performance.  A fresh, energetic song that gives Belarus its best chance of qualifying in a while.

6

 

Eddie

A great folky anthemic song. I don't know why but it makes my foot tap and puts a smile on my face. A great choice!

7

 

Edward

To my own surprise, I like this!  Itís quirky and different in a good way, and impressive to see Belarus entering its first song in their own language.  The live performances are strong and above all, itís great fun and has some hand gestures that we be able to copy.

8

 

Gary

I'm not a big folk fan, but this is cute in its own way. They certainly seem to be enjoying themselves but I'd be surprised if it made the final - its a little simplistic and plinky plinky for my liking. Not for me.

4

 

Joe  

interesting, and it certainly has charm, but ultimately not a winner

5

 

Kevin

This year Belarus has chosen a song which is sung in the native language, Belarusian. NaviBand are an Indie pop due which formed in 2013.  The duo are led by Arciom Lukjanienka (vocal and guitar) and Ksienija éuk (vocal and keyboard).  The two work well together with visible chemistry between them.  Like last year, with Ivan Ė Help You Fly, I predict Belarus will not qualify for the final this year with their performance in the second semi-final.

3

 

Lloyd

This is a fast and catchy folk song full of national elements. Although the duo voices work very well together, their performance lacked stage presence and I became bored quickly.

4

 

Mark M

Such a happy song with a great melody and the performers can really sing.  I think this is Belarus ' best entries (which I appreciate isn't saying much) and should see it through to the final.

8

 

Martin

Hooray for Naviband, bringing Belorussian to Eurovision, along with THE crowd pleaser of 2017.  This folky earworm has great harmonies, a superb rhythm and of course 'hey' is understood in every language.  Expect this to be after the interval act in SF2 to get all of Kyiv up and jumping again!

8

 

Matt

 

A jolly and happy number indeed.  But I did find the voices slghtly grated together when they sang.  The 'heys' woke me up as I started to lose interest.  But the last part was just too repetitive and felt like it was a stuck record.

4

 

Nico

Authentic, joyous and kinda bonkers. Great performance too, the whole thing is very fresh, what's not to like? First song from Belarus since My Galileo, that doesn't sound like it's trying to be something else. 

8

 

Sally-Ann

A lively number of good cheer from this Belarussian duo.  On the whole it's pretty unremarkable, but great to hear a song in its national language.

6