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Belarus at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo


The band 3+2 represented Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway, with the song Butterflies.

The history of 3+2, Belarus’ entry for Oslo

The band was formed during two music projects run by ONT, a Belarusian TV channel.

In the course of The New Voices of Belarus show held in 2009, several new artists came into prominence.

During the Musical Court show, these singers performed songs submitted for the contest announced by the ONT company to choose Belarus’ entry for the 2010 Eurovision.

Following the two contests, the honor to represent Belarus at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest went to a new band called 3+2.

Members of the band 3+2, Belarus’ contestants at the Eurovision 2010

Yulia Shishko, 21, a music student of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, soloist of the Presidential Orchestra of Belarus.

Egiazar Farashyan, 21, a student of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, studies variety singing.

Alyona and Ninel Karpovich – twin sisters, 25, students of the Belarusian State Academy of Music, soloists of the Presidential Orchestra of Belarus.

Artyom Mikhalenko, 20, student of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, the soloist of the Presidential Orchestra of Belarus.

The famous Swedish composer Robert Wells who wrote the music for the Beijing 2008 Olympics accompanied the band 3+2 at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. 

Belarus’ song at the Eurovision 2010

The band 3+2, Belarus’ entry for the Eurovision 2010, performed the song Butterflies, composed by Max Fadeev. The Polish poet Malka Chaplin wrote the lyrics. (Earlier the band was expected to sing the song Far Away).

Listen to the song Butterflies
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The band 3+2 performed 9th in the final of the Eurovision 2010 on 29 May and took the 24th place.
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