Belarus has presented its representative for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. According to ESC Today, they have evaluated a grand total of twenty-nine entries before deciding on Anastasiya Vinnikova.
Belarus has never been a safe haven for good taste or subtle, stylish little numbers, but this entry went far beyond anything I would ever have expected.
Anastasiya Vinnikova - Born In Belorussia (Belarus 2011)
Had it only been for the tacky and dated disco, maybe I could have awarded some consolation points here. But the lyrics?
Hysterically patriotic, glorifying this great nation now and forever, ever adding a somewhat nostalgic and happy reference to the USSR.
Could have been a good laugh, but given the political situation in Belarus I can keep from giggling. Propaganda pop and dictature disco is really not my cup of tea.