BELARUS – Although he is a rising superstar in Ukraine what you get from Nikita Alekseev is modesty. A truly shy guy who’s always open to chat and interaction with the fans, attended the 2018 edition of Israel Calling and gave (to be fair) one of the best performances during the live show on April 10th at Rabin Square. We got to chat with him at Presidnt’s forest a day earlier and you can see yourself that although we know his star level, he is a young kid which only deserves a big hug.
ALEKSEEV, the artist name of Nikita Alekseev, was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1993. He was mainly raised by his mother, as his father left the family before he was born. He never actually met his father, but still hopes to meet him one day. With his songs and performances he hopes listeners will open up to their emotions and feelings. During the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest it is his main goal to share his own feelings and emotions with the world.
At the age of 10 ALEKSEEV started playing music and formed his own band in school. In 2010 he started in university and decided to go into marketing. However, he couldn’t live without music and created the student musical group Mova, which mostly played songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. At the age of 18 he attempted to take part in the Ukrainian edition of The Voice, but did not pass the auditions. He tried again in 2014 when singer Ani Lorak, who came second in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, gave him a chance during the blind auditions. While he didn’t win, he became the most popular participant of the series.
ALEKSEEV works closely with Oleg Bodnarchuk, one of the most famous creative directors in Eastern Europe. Together they created Drunk Sun (Пьяное солнце), which generated over 35 million views on YouTube.
ALEKSEEV has performed in more than twenty countries around Europe and beyond, and won several awards, such as the Singer of the Year-award, once in Belarus and twice in Russia. He is well known in Belarus and considers himself to be a Belarusian artist, which is why he took part in the country’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.
We looked up if his father showed up in Tel Aviv after the live show but unfortunately there was no contact once again!