Kristian Kostov 🇧🇬 speaks about Dima Bilan, Eurovision and more in recent interview
BULGARIA – The runners up of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest has gained a lot of fame in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe and Greece with big fan clubs now established all over these regions. Although too young he tries too keep calm with all the publicity he receives although he postponed his plans for music studies in the US. Speaking to SIRK Magazine he talked about everything. We focused on anything related to Eurovision.
Although Europe got to know you better thanks to the last Eurovision Song Contest, you started your career way before, in Russia. When you were only 6 years old, you entered the creative children studio Neposedy, which previously hosted also the future t.A.T.u. members Julia Volkova and Lena Katina. How was that experience and what was the group about?
The experience was priceless. The discipline, the basics of music theory, vocal and dance lessons, acting classes etc. This is where I learned the ropes.
Your coach on The Voice was Dima Bilan. How was it to work along with such a relevant star?
I think that he is the best artist in Russia. He’s been through a lot of good and bad things and that’s why he is who he is. Talented, intelligent, an incredible singer and performer, and also a great actor. It was my honour to work with him.
Are you still in touch with Dima?
Yeah, in a way. We are not chatting or talking a lot, but whenever I achieve something, I let him know. If he is free, he will always tell me what he thinks about this and that. The thing that I like the most about him is that he is always honest and approachable.
Once again you came second, which is an enormous result for such a big competition and it was the best result ever had by Bulgaria. So, the same question of before, but probably on a different level: What changed after Eurovision?
Everything, actually. I found my audience from so many different countries: Germany, Norway, USA, Greece, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, etc. Now I know that my music means something to people. A lot of my fans are still telling me their stories about the way my performance and my song helped them overcome some kind of crisis in their lives. That is incredible!
On 9th March a new single will come out, in collaboration with another Eurovision sensation, JOWST. The song will be called Burning Bridges: What can we expect from it?
Well… it’s a SMASH! Future Pop and I are quite fond of each other. The beat was ready before I joined in and my voice was the only missing piece in the puzzle.