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At the second attempt Bilan became the first - or whose fate has changed Contest

May 26 2008

May 2008 in Russia was marked by three bright victories: Zenith has brought to St. Petersburg UEFA Cup win won our hockey players and Dima Bilan is still done the impossible and brought to Moscow a "Crystal Microphone" contest.

Already on Wednesday Bilan on a wave of glory will go to a week-long tour to the Old World. In accordance with the rules of international music competition, the winner will perform in Finland, Norway, Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium, France and San Marino.

Russia took 53 years (it was many years have passed since the first "Eurovision"), which is to say this contest "welcome" to the Russian capital.

Now an international song contest "Eurovision-2009" in Moscow in May. According to the head Svante Stockselius, it is assumed that he also take place in three stages: the first semifinal, the second and final round. National selections must be completed by mid-March 2009. Which of the metropolitan areas will be so huge event - not yet known.

Prize - a crystal microphone in hand Dima Bilan came from the Swiss singer Lys Assia, winner of the first competition in 1956, Marija Serifovic, won in the past year.

By the way, so too was wildly popular 24-year old Marija Serifovic, last year's victory did not bring. Serbian singer, daughter of singer Verica Serifovic performing folk repertoire, released this year's third album. But the mass audience knows her only by the song "Prayer", which Mary sang at the Eurovision.

Although that has long been known that a victory in the Eurovision Song Contest "is not an indicator of professionalism and talent of the performer, everyone enjoyed watching the competition, really ill for Russia. And on the scoring is judged relevant to our country, the rest of Europe. But the contest was originally pursued a very different purpose - to show the world the young and talented artists and give them a chance to unwind.

As a result of viewers' SMS voting composition of the Russian Dima Bilan «Believe me», which was attended by a figure skater Evgeni Plushenko and violinist Edvin Marton, scored 272 points.

From second-placed Ani Lorak Ukrainian women to come out with the song Shady lady on the music of Philip Kirkorov, separated the winners 42 points. By the way, Kirkorov not the first time supports artists from neighboring countries. In the past, in 2007, his protege - Dmitry Koldun took sixth place. Then the Sorcerer confused with Dima Bilan (agree, apparently they did something similar), but the song «Work Your Magic» by Karen Kavaleryan poems and music of Philip Kirkorov and not reached even before the three leaders.

Third place in Evrovidinii-2208 went to the Greek singer Kalomira (218 points) is considered the favorite marathon. She dubbed the sexiest blonde "Eurovision" and predicted success. The singer gained fame in Greece after the show "success stories" in which she won, won 200 thousand euros and signed a contract with Heaven Music. It has already 3 music album.

They say that the victory of Dima "flew into a lot of money." To prepare for the Eurovision Bilan has spent 1 million euros, given that Evgeni Plushenko and Edvin Marton played for free. In this case, Ani Lorak 500 000 euro spent at your room in a mirrored room. Another 200,000 worth of her dressAccording to rumors, 7,000,000 euros only for its promo- campaign spent debutants of this year - the team of Azerbaijan.

This year, the distinguished representative of Croatia. 75-year-old singer with a group of Ladislav Demeterfi «Kraljevi Ulice» retro. Young performer his name is clearly difficult. The youngest contestant this year - a 16-year-old Albanian Olten Boca. Antiglamurom tried to conquer the "Eurovision-2008" Portugal. Charming fatty Vanya performed in jazz style with the song «Senhora do Mar». But the Finns a second time, in contrast to the Bilan, no luck. Inspired by the success of his terrifying band Lordi in 2006, the Finns again sent to the competition of heavy metal «Terasbetoni». But this daring quartet failed to snatch victory from the hands of Bilan. Irish turkey is probably the most discussed character of "Eurovision-2008". By the way, Ireland seven times triumphed in this competition and even more: from 1993 to 1995, three times a Contest for his hospitable land. Three years in a row the first place was left to teams of this enigmatic country. And this year the Irish have bet on his turkey Dustin - a local TV star. He performed the song Irlande Douze Points with exotic Dublin accent.

Now 26-year-old Bilan is not only a favorite of young girls, but also a national hero. His name even decided to name a street in his hometown - Ust-Dzheguta. Recall that the Julia Savicheva, who also participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, has not struck down by the jury song with the same name that Bilan - Believe ME, occupying only 11 place.

Perhaps, but a stunning victory from the Swedish quartet «ABBA» in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, this competition, which was positioned as competition for young performers, no new stars lit.

You can also note the singer Celine Marie Claudette Dion, winner of one of the most recognizable voices pop scene in 1990's - early XXI century. Representing Switzerland, the voice of "Titanic" was awarded first place in 1988.

Its mark in the history of the competition left the British pop group of the 1970's Brotherhood of Man, won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1976 with the song «Save Your Kisses For Me».

In 1990 in Evrovidinii scored predictably win the famous Italian composer and singer Toto Cutugno.

Just as certainly in the history of the contest came in an Irish singer and songwriter Johnny Logan (real name Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard O'Hagan). He has twice won the victory in the Eurovision Song Contest - in 1980 and 1987. The Irishman is in third place in the ranking of the best performers in the 50 years of Eurovision with the song «Hold ME now».

Little changed the fate of Renars Kaupers after in Stockholm in 2000, the Latvian group BrainStorm won third place in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "My star". Although, as acknowledged by many music experts, performance of the Latvian team was the best, and third place was given to children only because of atypical for this competition repertoire. Nevertheless, the group caught the attention of many foreign media. "My star" touching Renars was played in England, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, Greece, Norway, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Iceland, even in New Zealand, and successfully entered the charts in almost all European countries.Now only the lazy do not compare with Renars Mumiem trolls who, though already not quite young, was involved in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, though, and took very very modest 12 seats. Now the remarkable vocals of frontman «BrainStorm», emanating from radios and festival grounds in Russia and Europe are not echoes just lazy.

Among the Russian Artists 'green light' to the European charts were only "Tattoo" and Alsou, taking in different years the silver medal in the contest. If the scandalous "tattoo" almost immediately began selling albums in English, Alsou, at age 17 rising to three times a place in the prestigious competition, has now become a happy mother of two daughters and while Vietnamese family nest.

Group "The Prime Minister, delivered his« Northern Girl »in 2002 is now quietly settled in" serednichke "among the younger colleagues in the Russian pop scene. Pro is not the best performance by Julia Savicheva few people remember, but last year's bronze medalists Evrovidiniya - a trio from "Silver" and can do the same fate as the team of "Viagra" or "brilliant." Popoyut a little more, vypustyat a couple of singles and begin to change the composition of the device for personal life sexy member of the collective.

Alena Dmitrieva


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