This year Belarus was going to be represented by VAL. The duo was formed in 2016 and consists of Valeria Gribusova and Vlad Pashkevich.
Valeria Gribusova is the lead singer of the duo. She was born on 12 February 1995, in Belarus. After graduating from her school she continued her studies at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. In 2016 she started collaborating with Vlad. In 2017 she took part in the Ukrainian version of The Voice.
Vlad Pashkevich is the keyboardist of the duo. He is also producing the songs. The duo has released 1 studio album and 3 singles (including their Eurovision entry). Earlier this year, the two artists competed in the Belarusian national final, where they won it.
Their song “Da Vidna” was composed by Uladzislaŭ Paškievič and Valeryja Hrybusava and the lyrics were written by Mikita Najdzionaŭ. The title of the song means “Before Dawn”.
The song was going to compete in the first half of the first semifinal.
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