Belarus – After Ukraine and Albania in 2013, the national finals resumed tonight with the first selection in 2014 having taken place in Belarus. And after a dramatic finnish, it was Teo who won with his song Cheesecake!
Fourteen songs took part in the competition and a 50/50 result gave us Teo as the winner. But it sure was a close one as Teo came third in televote behind bookmakers favorite Max Lorens & Didyulya coming first and Nuteki coming second but Teo smashed the juries result while Janette came second and the favorites only third. Therefore we had both Max and Teo tied at 20pts (12+8) and the juries were once more called to give their favorite between them two to see who would win. Teo having won the jury vote by a landslide came easily victorious and took the crown.
The fact that the televote result was announced only a minute after the voting ended but then we had two commercial breaks and no less than 9 performances as interval act before the jury results will surely rise suspicion from fans who consider Belarus as a not very trust worthy country wen it comes to picking its entry. You can read more on the songs and tonight’ show on our article about it as well as the live comments from our regular members.
More information about Juri Vashchuk, known as Teo, can be found on the official Eurovision.tv site: “Cheesecake has been written by Juri himself. The contestant told about the meaning of his song: “It’s not about the dessert at all”. Cheesecake is Juri’s nickname that his ex-girlfriend gave to him. Although the singer is bored of this nickname, he says: “This song suits my mood and I feel absolutely comfortable performing this entry”.” Here’s the official clip of Cheeseccake and the performance from tonight’ show: