Recently the song and performer from Belarus have been announced: Galasy ZMesta with “Ya Nauchu Tebya”. This has caused a lot of discussions as the Belarussian lyrics contain political elements which is not allowed, according to the rules of the European Broadcasting Union EBU. Furthermore the band is officially supporting the government, which is very difficult at the moment. Nevertheless, politics does have nothing to do in Eurovision, unless it’s a peace song.
The Belarussian television BTRC has been informed by the EBU that the lyrics need to be changed, alternatively another song or performer needs to be found. Otherwise Belarus would be disqualified this year.
This would have been the Belarussian entry:
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