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Belarus 2017: Naviband’s press conference in Minsk

BELARUS – Belarusian representatives, Naviband, spoke to the press today in Minsk at the BTRC conference hall, few days before their arrival in Kyiv for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Regarding their stage presentation, it is already known that a team from Ukraine is organising the performance of the band, directed by Tatyana Ostroverkh as previously reported. Dmitry Kuryata and Olga Drozdova will help the two amazing singers from Belarus in terms of styling and vocal coaching ... | read the full story here

April 20, 2017 3:41 pm // 0 Comments

Belarus 2017: Naviband presented an official remix for “Historyja majho žyccia”

A month before their performance at the contest in Kyiv, the Belarusian participants of the Eurovision Song Contest Naviband presented an official remix for the contest song “Historyja majho žyccia”. A digital release of a single on iTunes and similar media was made today on 11 April. The remix was created by the Belarusian DjVitalio, who is familiar to Belarusian listeners, as he has worked with the group “Lightsound”, the representatives of Belarus at the Eurovision ... | read the full story here

April 11, 2017 8:48 pm // 0 Comments

Belarusian participants under Ukrainian choreographer’s directions

BELARUS – The Belarussian entrants this year are working hard on their preparation for Eurovision. Band NAVI has decided to ask Tatyana Ostroverkh to be in charge of the staging of their entry “Historyja Majho Žyccia”. The Ukrainian choreographer is no stranger to Eurovision since she was already involved with previous performances including the 2013 Ukraine act by Zlata Ognevich (remember the giant bringing the singer on stage?…). The first idea of Tatyana is to focus on the ... | read the full story here

March 28, 2017 10:14 pm // 0 Comments

The latest Eurovision headlines across Europe

ISRAEL – Israeli songwriters Netta Nimrodi and Arie Burshtein, along with Leonid Gutkin, have co-authored singer Julia Samoilova’s entry in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine, AiF reported on Tuesday. The announcement about Samoilova representing Russia in the competition, with her song Flame Is Burning, was made on Monday. RUSSIA – In the meantime, Yulia, the Russian representative which was proposed the project at the end of February declares her happiness: “I ... | read the full story here

March 15, 2017 12:20 pm // 0 Comments

Belarus 2017: listen to the final version of “Historyja majho žyccia”

This is how the song will sound in May from the stage in Kyiv. For the contest song has been re-recorded in the studio in Minsk. For this folk sound the musicians have used live instruments. The final track, in contrast to the national final version, features violin and duda instrument. The digital release of the single on iTunes will take place tomorrow, on 7 March. Alongside the new arrangement Navi Band have presented the logo of the Belarusian delegation at the contest. The logo was drawn ... | read the full story here

March 6, 2017 11:58 pm // 0 Comments

Belarus 2017: official photo shoot for Naviband

BELARUS – Navi Band had held official Eurovision promotional photoshoot. The were able to hold rare edition of the book, which is copy of Francysk Skaryna Bible in Church Slavonic language in the Belarusian edition. The Bible was brought to the photoshoot from the National Library of Belarus. But musicians were allowed to keep it only for a few minutes. According to the concept , photographers – Evgeny Kanaplyov and Julia Leydik were catching emotions of the young people flipping ... | read the full story here

March 2, 2017 12:42 am // 0 Comments

Photos from Amir in Toulouse, Il Volo’s record, Måns in Iceland and RIP to Alexander Tikhanovich

ITALY – Launched in February 2015, the videoclip of “Grande Amore” , representative theme of Italy in the Eurovision 2015 exceeded recently the mark of 80 million views, with over 444,000 likes, to which you can add the 6 million views the same video is the official account of the Eurovision Song Contest. Piero Barone’s music video, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, members of the Il Volo group, became the most viewed in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. ... | read the full story here

January 28, 2017 8:55 am // 0 Comments