Belarus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul, the same year the semi-finals were introduced (and just one year after debuting in the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest). They have participated in every contest since their debut, managing to qualify for the final 6 times in 16 attempts.

The country has just one top 10 finish, thanks to Dmitry Koldun who finished in 6th place in 2007 with the song Work Your Magic. Most of the time when failing to qualify, Belarus have placed 12th or 13th - just a bit short of qualifying.

Belarus, like Azerbaijan, has mostly been known to perform their songs in English. However, in 2017 the country sent a song for the first time sung entirely in the Belarusian language.

On 28 May 2021, the EBU announced that due to political unrest in the country, its stance against freedom of expression, the snubbing of its planned 2020 participants and the disqualification of its 2021 entry on political grounds, BTRC was suspended from the union and would not allow Belarus to participate in any Eurovision events as long as the suspension was in place.[1]

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Participants

Year Artist Song Language Place Points Semi Points
2004 Aleksandra & Konstantin My Galileo English -- -- 19 10
2005 Angelica Agurbash Love Me Tonight -- -- 13 67
2006 Polina Smolova Mum -- -- 22 10
2007 Dmitry Koldun Work Your Magic 6 145 4 176
2008 Ruslan Alekhno Hasta La Vista -- -- 17 27
2009 Petr Elfimov Eyes That Never Lie -- -- 13 25
2010 3+2 Butterflies 24 18 9 59
2011 Anastasia Vinnikova I Love Belarus -- -- 14 45
2012 Litesound We Are the Heroes -- -- 16 35
2013 Alyona Lanskaya Solayoh 16 48 7 64
2014 TEO Cheesecake 16 43 5 87
2015 Uzari & Maimuna Time -- -- 12 39
2016 Ivan Help You Fly -- -- 12 84
2017 NAVIBAND Historyja majho žyccia Belarusian 17 83 9 110
2018 Alekseev Forever English -- -- 16 65
2019 Zena Like It 24 31 10 122
2020 Cancelled (was to be represented by VAL with Da vidna)
2021 Disqualified (entry rejected by the EBU)

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