May 12 / First Rehearsal Belarus: almost like a thunder
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
With a simple static performance Uzari takes the middle of the stage while Maimuna in a white gown is playing the violin aside to him. not sure if the LED graphics are the proper ones for this entry showing white strings / lines in abstract formation. Besides disagreeing with the graphics we hear in the video an already perfect vocal performance by Uzari, guess he is ready for the semifinal already!
Uzari & Maimuna
“We can hardly wait for the moment when we enter the stage and experience it live for the first time.”
With a Belarusian mother and Malian father Maimuma’s family decided to stay in Belarus. Fondly known as ‘Moon’ to her friends, she is “The First Violin of Belarus”. Seeking new challenges, she recorded two albums: Queen of Africa and Showtime.
Uzari is a professional singer and composer, born and raised in Minsk by a very music-oriented family. His first experience with the Eurovision Song Contest began in 2011 when he supported Anastasia Vinnikova in Düsseldorf as backing vocalist. After that Uzari participated in the Belarusian national final in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he co-wrote the song Sokol for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest whilst also being busy finalising Time with Maimuna.