The session of the national Eurovision screening contest was quite short in comparison with last year. After three candidates for the tour to Greece performed, it became obvious that the show by Polina Smolova is the best.
For the sake of objectivity it should be mentioned that performances by Pavel Zaytsev of Lyavony band and Yelena Grishanova in association with Tyani-Tolkay band were also inspiring and spectacular.
As far as Polina is concerned, she went beyond simply demonstrating a voice comparable with that of Christine Aguilera. During the song she also performed some acrobatic skits. Though the performance is close to perfection, all its components will be changed during the preparation.
Smolova herself said, “Anything can be improved”. Composer Sergei Sukhomlin promised to perform some creative research, think about ways to improve the sound. Stylist Ivan Ayplatov is already busy with new garments. Everything should match Polina’s burning desire to lead Belarus to the Eurovision finals. I wish adult performers could show that not only Kseniya Sitnik can sing and win.