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At the Eurovision in Kiev from Russia will go to a citizen of Belarus

February 26 2005

The night before, viewers of Channel for the first time in the qualifying round by SMS-voting selected finalist of "American Idol - 5" Natalia Podolsky, who will speak on "Eurovision - 2005" with the song Nobody Hurt No One ("No one nobody not painful).

The upcoming contest in Kiev - the anniversary. Fiftieth. According to the rules for participation in the Eurovision Song Contest may be submitted only those works that are not produced commercially until the middle of autumn. Natalia Podolsk "hyped" as they say in the jargon producers.

At this year's participation in "Eurovision" was filed a record number of entries from 40 countries. Russia reached the final since last year, Julia Savicheva took 11 th place. And the contest rules do not prohibit the citizens of one country is another. Eurovision final this year will be held May 21 in Kiev.

The right to admission to the final passing semi-finals, have 14 from 40 countries. This is a state rank the top 10 places at the Eurovision-2004 ", plus the country's" Big Four "(France, Germany, Spain and the UK).

This year, along with Podolski for the right to represent Russia at Eurovision fought 30 people, nine of whom have chosen the best. The finalists were: Dima Bilan, Anastasia Stotskaya, the duo of Elena Terleeva and Jam, "Tea for Two", Barbara, Slava, the duo of Alexander Panayotov and Alexei Chumakov, Irina Shott.


22-year-old Natalie Podolsky was born in Mogilev, graduated from music school, piano class. Sing the beginning of nine years in a team of Studio W ". Recognition in Russia was a girl after participated in the "Star Factory" - 5 ". In 2003, a citizen of Belarus were invited to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest from the UK. Michael J. Ryan and Lobsher even wrote a song for her Unstoppable («Invincible"). Proud Slav said that it would represent only Belarus, but then the contest will send another Belarusian challenger.

Arguments analytics

The Russian press has paid much attention to "Eurovision", despite the fact that the competition has nothing to do with real business and the latest trends in pop music.

- "Eurovision" - the old-fashioned European curiosity, none of the winners of Eurovision last 30 years did not become a big star, do not head any special charts, not selling records, - says music critic Artemy Troitsky. - In 1974, the Eurovision Song Contest glorified group ABBA, but since it does not glorify anyone else. Our first channel, which, of course, we need the ratings, have created an unhealthy people the illusion that from this competition is something independent, and there must win.

Igor Bukker


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