RUSSIA – The 2018 New Wave Festival winner is from Russia and his name is Dan Rozin. As you can listen to his winner entry, the song with which he won is nothing special but most of us noticed, not only his great looks, but also his amazing voice.
We all remember that last year one of the three winners, DoReDos from Moldova, sparkled the idea to the Moldovan president to collaborate with Philip Kirkorov for Eurovision. We also all know that NWF has produced several Russian and other countries’ Eurovision participants over the years with the best of examples, that of Sergey Lazarev.
Could Russian broadcaster consider Dan Rozin for Israel? Well one thing is for sure: Russian broadcaster invests a lot of money and efforts in that prestigious festival for international market and events.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dan Rosin studied at Jazz College (GMUEDI State Pop and Jazz Music College) located in Ordynka street, Moscow, and at the famous Shepkin Theatrical College. He participated in the Success TV show (STS TV channel), as well as in the Broadway Dreams Foundation New York project in New York. In his spare time, Dan studies languages and gastronomic maps of the world. Dan is fond of hockey, casual style in dressing, works by Mikhail Bulgakov, J. Hašek, Ilf and Petrov.
Dan’s favorite dish is spaghetti Bolognese. ‘My plans are simple, but extensive! First, I want to produce my own show and theatrical performance, then we shall see what we shall see! I would like to sing a duet with Tom Jones: he’s my model to follow, and we have the same voice timbre, besides I like songs from his repertoire… When I was 4 years old, I started listening to the most outstanding classical music performers, and I attribute my creativity to their influence. My parents in my childhood encouraged and contributed into my development as a musician. My voice is baritone, with big tessituraJ’ – said Dan.
His favorite school subject was Biology: ‘Because I was curious to know all details about people! My least favorite subject was Physics, because everything is relative! When I was small, I wanted to be a cosmonaut. My friends even used to call me Simba, as I wanted to be a king and roared like a real lion!’
The contestant has several lucky amulets: ‘But there is one special amulet which was made especially for me by a very old monk Theophanes from Kizhi village. The amulet was carved of karelian birch’ – told Dan. He likes films produced by L. Gaiday, M. Scorsese, N. Mikhalkov, J. Tornatore. His favorite composers are W.A. Mozart, L. Van Beethoven, E. Grieg. He likes Halloween festivals: ‘Because at Halloween I can be a soloist of the KISS groupJ! He would like to get the Russian GAZ M20 POBEDA car, model of 1958, as a gift for his birthday. His life motto is ‘Every forte should have its piano!’ His favorite dance styles are jazz dance and locking. Dan’s favorite pet is a huge lazy cat Timofey with kind eyes and sharp soprano voice. One of the fears that the contestant has is that winter would last for 12 months.
According to Dan’s opinion, in order to achieve success, one should never lie to oneself or to people who have faith in you; and there is one more key to success: Never give up! The artist fell in love with New York: ‘This city gives you a chance. When I was 18, I sang in Broadway in duet with Capathia Jenkins (singer of soundtracks in the ‘Chicago’ musical etc.). The concert hall was filled with producers, who whispered about me: ‘… from Russia? …. Such jazz vocal? …. Such English? … Are you joking? And then there was standing ovation…! To me! A boy who was only 18, embraced by the great jazz singer!!! These are really exiting impressions, aren’t they?! J!’ The artist would like to time travel and live in the beginning of XX century, ‘The birth of Jazz, the birth of Blues! The birth of Gospel. The beginning of everything that we have in modern music now!’
He would like to call his debut album ‘Time to come first’/ ‘Legend Number One’/ Skyward movement’. Dan composes music since he was 4 years old, and enjoys ‘this cosmic pleasure every day. Those, who know how many hours I spend in search of the next melodic line, compare me with a UFO in music!’ – said the artist. His minimum life ambition for the nearest five years is to become the most popular singer in the weight category up to 65 kg J’!
He has been following the results and creativity of the ‘New wave’ contestants for a long period: ‘Diversity of voices and musical cultures is enjoyable every year. I remember female contestants better – because all of them without any exception are very attractive! Amazing! Melodious and beautiful! When I learned that I became a finalist, EVERYTHING changed in my lifeJ! Both for any athlete, and for any artist, getting into the finals is already a kind of recognition. The ‘New wave’ is the MAIN musical festival in my country, a reunion of major experts and main competitors. Where there is no competition, there is no growth, and no new victories. And my supporting group is extremely big – the 145 million audience of RussiansJ! I would like to wish all contestants YOUR OWN music and YOUR OWN life! I hope that I ride my ‘New Wave’ tsunami of success! J!».