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Belarus: Ivan – Help You Fly

It's Belarus and the voting looked a bent as ever, so we can't be sure if Help You Fly, or Ivan, for that matter, will make it to Stockholm. If this is the combination, I fear Belarus might be in for another non-qualification. After a few listens, the naffness of the Help You Fly dissipates, but watching Ivan, I can't help thinking that he has the weird mugshot of someone about to commit a large-scale massacre. That's a blunt way of saying he's somewhat lacking in the personality/telegenic department. This sort of industrial-pop appears in the Belorussian selection every year . Last time…
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It's almost impossible to imagine Ivan accruing anywhere near enough support to threaten the qualification positions

User Rating: 1.2 ( 22 votes)

It’s Belarus and the voting looked a bent as ever, so we can’t be sure if Help You Fly, or Ivan, for that matter, will make it to Stockholm.

If this is the combination, I fear Belarus might be in for another non-qualification.

After a few listens, the naffness of the Help You Fly dissipates, but watching Ivan, I can’t help thinking that he has the weird mugshot of someone about to commit a large-scale massacre. That’s a blunt way of saying he’s somewhat lacking in the personality/telegenic department.

This sort of industrial-pop appears in the Belorussian selection every year . Last time it won, Litesound failed to qualify in Baku. We Are The Heroes was a much better song with a memorable hook performed by decent looking lead singer, so it’s almost impossible to imagine Ivan accruing anywhere near enough support to threaten the qualification positions.

Are Belarus heading for an early flight home?

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6 comments

  1. Looks like Belarus proud record of always qualifying in a Scandi block country is coming to an abrupt end in 2016. Worst entry Belarus have sent since 2010 at least and unless they bribe the juries they stand no chance of qualifying!

  2. Not even a revamp can cover up this guy’s utter lack of charisma and stage presence, no wonder the camera guys were so sure to cut away from him every 2 seconds.

    An absolute no-hoper regardless of what semi they end up in.

  3. This is irritating because I can see some potential if he plays up the middle earth Elven look and work on his vocals and his stafe presence… he needs a lot of work.

    Unlike Belgium, there is a tiny sliver of hope that this could be saved.

  4. The hook is pretty decent. Cute. A bit anthem-ish
    The rest of it – the verses, bridge, high note, the look and lack of charisma of the singer… very very no chance to qualify.

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