🇧🇾 Get to know Alekseev from Belarus

ARTIST INFORMATION

Nikita Vladimirovich Alekseev, known professionally as simply Alekseev, is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. He first began his career in 2014 after placing as a semifinalist on season four of The Voice of Ukraine. He subsequently released the single “Pyanoye solntse”, which went on to become a number-one hit throughout the CIS and kickstarted his music career. He will represent Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Portugal with his song “Forever”.

Born on 18 May 1993 in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev. When he was one and a half years old his family moved to Chita, two years later his family returned to Kiev. Alekseev attended Kyiv Specialized School No. 106. Among his childhood music preferences, Alekseev notes the music of Queen (band), Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, George Michael and Justin Timberlake. Alekseev graduated from university with a degree in Marketing.

At the age of 12, Alekseev became very interested in music and singing and was taught by Konstantin Pona. He later started his own band called “Mova”.

One week after applying for the Ukrainian contest Vidbir, it was revealed that Alekseev had revoked his bid. It was then later revealed that he entered into Belarus’ contest instead. There was controversy following Alekseev’s entry. Eurovision rules state that the song performed is not allowed to have been performed before September 1 of the previous year. Alekseev, however, had been performing a Russian song named “Навсегда” at his concerts. He then shortened the song and translated the lyrics to English to get around this rule. On January 15, 2018, an article emerged claiming that 11 other finalists in the Belarus contest were threatening to withdraw if Alekseev was allowed to qualify for the contests’ final.

However, on February 16, 2018, it was revealed that Alekseev had won the Belarus contest and would be representing the country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. The first semi-final will be held on May 8, 2018.

LYRICS

It must be something that we call love – wherever I go I’m coming back
And time cannot knock me off my track, this resolution is final.
It must be something that we call love, it’s when you’re craving to say her name
And my reality seems to break apart with her arrival.

No need to worry, rain falling down
It’s our happiest story and there’s no one around.
We will go for it and I know you’ll be mine, forever…
Windows wide open, flying so high
Both of us roaming through magnificent sky.
Rain keeps on falling, and I know you’ll be mine forever…

It must be something that we call dream, when all you told me I know by heart,
The type of beauty I call supreme and how it’s driving me crazy.

No need to worry, rain falling down
It’s our happiest story and there’s no one around.
We will go for it and I know you’ll be mine, forever….
Windows wide open, flying so high
Both of us roaming through magnificent sky.
Rain keeps on falling, and I know you’ll be mine forever….

You’ll always sing me something new, I will always follow
When I first saw you here I knew that I was blind before you…

No need to worry, rain falling down
It’s our happiest story and there’s no one around.
We will go for it, and I know you’ll be mine, forever…
Windows wide open, flying so high
Both of us roaming through magnificent sky.
Rain keeps on falling, and I know you’ll be mine forever…

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