Russia 2017: Elena Temnikova, Nyusha, Soprano Turetskogo, Daria Antonyuk or Alexander Panayotov for Kyiv?

RUSSIA – It’s one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest with record of qualifications to the final since the system introduced in 2004 beating even Sweden. claims they have the list with the potential participants from which the Russian national broadcaster RTR will decide its participation for Kyiv. And guess what they are all out of the black list of Ukraine!


The voice of this young singer who has already ridden high is considered one of the best pop voices of Russia. The range of the singer voice – three octaves and a half. His name is a sign of high-quality music. Each his concert is a magnificent combination of dancing rhythms and romantic mood in an exclusively “live” sound. At present Panayotov is working at his second album which will appreciably differ in music from the first one – ≪The Rain Lady≫. If the first album mostly contains lyric songs about love, the second album will get new colors due to modern arrangements in electro pop, dance pop, lounge, and soul music styles. Aleksandr Panayotov is a welcome guest of many TV-shows, radio-airs and ‘glam’ parties. And it is no wonder! The singer has a fine taste and exclusive style; many people even call him an icon of style. The word “artist” is not an empty phrase for him, but first of all it means responsibility and diligence. He appreciates his audience, respects those for whom and with whom he works. Aleksandr Panayotov’s talent and diligence have been positively marked by both music critics and his colleagues on a stage.


Temnikova started to study music when she was five years old; she was playing violin and singing in the choir. She came to media prominence as a contestant on the Channel One talent show Star Factory in 2003. She was spotted by Maxim Fadeev, the main producer of Star Factory, and signed a recording contract with Fadeev’s recording company Monolit Records. Although Temnikova released two disco singles, “Begi” and “Taina”, she did not continue her solo career, and did not release a solo album. She instead joined Serebro, a girl group formed by Fadeev. In an interview for the magazine In Style, in February 2008, Temnikova said: “After Star Factory, Maxim Fadeev offered me a new job. He offered me to be lead singer in girl band. I decided to do it, and we together found second and third member”. Olga Seryabkina and Marina Lizorkina also joined the group. Serebro – consisting of Temnikova, Olga Seryabkina and Marina Lizorkina – represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song “Song #1” and won the 3rd place, behind Serbia and Ukraine. After their successful performance at the Eurovision Song Contest, Serebro has rapidly become one of the most successful artists in Russia. After “Song #1”, they also released number-one singles “Дыши”, “Опиум” and “Скажи, не молчи”. After a release delay of their debut album, Opiumroz, it was finally released on 25 April 2009, and was presented at the band’s concert in Bolshoi Theatre. Serebro was supported by other musicians, including by Russian entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 Yulia Savicheva; Opiumroz was prepared for two years. Karpova, Seryabkina and Temnikova later released Serebro’s second album “Mama Lover”. On 15 May 2014 the official Serebro website reported that Elena had left the group due to pregnancy. She was replaced with Karpova who had left the band earlier the previous year until they find a replacement. She is now a solo artist.



Anna Vladimirovna Shurochkina, better known by her stage name Nyusha (Ню́ша) is a Russian singer-songwriter. She’s considered one of the most successful singers in Russia, with eight number one singles (holding the record of most N° 1 singles ever in Russia) and a big popularity in media. She presented the Russian votes at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Anna Shurochkina was born on 15 August 1990 into a family of musicians. Her father, Vladimir Shurochkin (born April 12, 1966) was a former member of the musical group Laskovyi Mai (Ласковый май). Her mother, Irina Shurochkina sang in a rock band in her youth. When Anna was two years old, her parents divorced. However, the father and his daughter still spent a lot of time together. Nyusha’s sister, Maria Shurochkina, was twice European Junior Champion in Synchronised swimming and her brother, Ivan Shurochkin, does Martial Arts Stunts. Nyusha first came to the studio at age 5, with her Песенка большой медведицы (Pesenka Bolshoy Medveditsy) or in English Song of the Great Bear. At age 11 she began performing on stage as the group Grizli. The group toured in Russia and Germany. At age 17 she changed her name from Anna to Nyusha.


Higher musical and acting training in the best universities of the country. Talent, the ability to be a trend and sensitivity to the world around them. Possession of musical instruments. And most importantly – the sincerity and indifferent. Makes tremble coloratura (high above the clouds), alluring mezzo (languid, low), scattered pearls dramatic penetrating into the soul of folk that turns upside down the drive, and even funk, rock, jazz, romantic – and all this “The Sopranos.” In an excellent tenth degree. Because they can all. With music and a’capella. On the drive, sad, joyful, to tears and to laughter, loud, quiet, softly, around the world and to you personally. And with them live band – red drummer, pianist and unreal brutal guitarists. In the professional biographies of the project – touring in Russia and abroad, conquered the capital, participation as headliners at the most prestigious events, music festivals and fashion-parties.