My Galileo

My Galileo

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My Galileo

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"My Galileo" was the first entry by Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest, performed at the 2004 Contest in English by Aleksandra and Konstantin. As this was Belarus' debut entry, it was performed in the semi-final of that Contest.<br>The song was performed second on the night (following Finland's Jari Sillanpää with "Takes 2 To Tango" and preceding Switzerland's Piero Esteriore & The MusicStars with "Celebrate!"). At the close of voting, it could only muster 10 points, which were enough for 19th place - thus forcing Belarus to qualify through the semi-final at the next Contest.

The song is inspired somewhat by Belarusian country music and likens the singer's lover to Galileo. Many of the lyrics were difficult to understand in the live performance, as Aleksandra's accent was very thick. Leading up to the semi-final, Alexandra had throat problems, which could explain her, somewhat, shaky voice during the performance. On stage with Alexandra & Konstantin were 3 choir singers and one man playing (some kind of big flute instrument). Alexandra was wearing what could best be described as typical folk style clothing. The same was the man playing the flute. Konstantin was wearing normal casual clothes, and so was the 3 choir singers. Movement on stage was shallow, with Alexandra going back and forth while gesturing with her hands and the flute player rocking from side to side during the song. The song was succeeded as Belarusian...
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