Alyona Lanskaya makes it into Eurovision final

The representative of Belarus has qualified for the final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest which is to take place in Sweden on May, 18.

The 27-year-old singer finished in the top ten in the semifinal in Malmo with her song Solayoh.Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, Moldova, the Netherlands, Russia, and Ukraine also qualified.

It is interesting that Ms Lanskaya achieved notoriety as a participant of the 2012 Eurofest selection contest. After giving out its results on February 14, 2012 it was announced that she would represent the Republic of Belarus at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. However, it was declared that her victory in viewer poll had been won by chicane. As a result of the investigation, Lanskaya was disqualified on February 22, 2012. Musical band Litesound was then chosen to replace her but their song failed to progress from the second semi-final into the final.

A Belarusian entrant will appear in a Eurovision final for the first time since 2007.


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