One of the 15 acts, competing in the Belarusian national final next month, had to be disqualified. Alexey Gross was chosen by the jury to the final but it was found out that his song wasn’t really his.
In fact, ‘If I Could Do It All Again’ was Raquel‘s entry in the Maltese pre-selection in 2011 and Alexey entered the Belarusian pre-selection with the same song.
Alexey Gross comments that he didn’t know that the song had competed in the Maltese Eurovision selections and that this news came by surprise. He also says that he will be back for 2015 – to win.
Now only 14 are competing in the national final on January 10. These are:
- Matvei Bondarenko
- Yuri Vashchuk
- Max Lorens & Didyulya
- Anastasia Malashkevich
- Artem Mikhalenko (Part of 3+2 -group which represented Belarus in 2010)
- Alina Moshchenko
- Natalia Odintsova
- Elena Siniavskaya
- Natalia Tamelo
- SWITTER BOYS