Alexander invites talented girls to the casting for competing in the national selection for “Eurovision 2015”!
AR: Dear countrymen, you know that I’m a big fan of Eurovision and I’m a big fan of Belarus, so I invite you all to the local auditions for my song for the national selection. Good luck. Yours Sasha Rybak.
Article was published on sb.by 11.10.2014.
Author: Juliana Leonovich. Photo: “SB”
Translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Bita Janz.
Alexander Rybak is in an active searching process. No, the winner of “Eurovision-2009” has no plans to look for his ladylove. This time, all thoughts of the 28-year-old musician are dedicated entirely to his new projects: the other day, he announced the all-Belarusian casting for a new girl band. Newfound Norwegian Meladze (a famous Ukrainian composer and producer) and his team will personally tour around cities and villages to find the most beautiful and strong-voiced Belarusian girls. In addition to Rybak’s patronage, these girls are promised one more substantial stake: this spring, the new girl band will go to Vienna to conquer the sixtieth anniversary of the “Eurovision Song Contest 2015”.
The musician wanted to start preparing a Belarusian participant for “Eurovision” a long time ago. In April, at a meeting with the Minister of Culture, Boris Svetlov, Rybak made a very tempting offer: he undertakes not only to compose a song, but also to take care of all the financial costs. In return, he asked for only one thing – complete creative freedom.
– I want to personally participate in the casting for the national selection. I already have some sketches for future songs, and accordingly, a certain type of performer is needed. Unfortunately, I have not found a suitable one among Belarusian artists yet.
At the same meeting in the Ministry of Culture, Rybak had the idea of TV castings – a show solely dedicated to looking for the future heroes of “Eurovision”. However, a little later, he was forced to abandon this idea due his busy schedule. But he has never doubted for a minute that there would be a song for Belarus written by him.
– Every year, the representatives of different countries come to me, asking me to write them a contest entry, but I do not want to do this for just any stranger. This song will be my gift for my native country. I would be happy if it would be approved.
The musician approached the great responsibility of his new role as a reputable producer. After the end of “Slavonic Bazaar”, the most Belarusian Norwegian went to Swedish Malmo, where he recorded the demo for the contest entry.
– I noted a long time ago that Belarusians girls have a charming accent when they speak English. This observation forms the basis of my future song. Girls who have always and in every country of the world retained their Belarusian accents become the stars of this musical story.
The song is ready, there is finance, and that means that it’s time to open the castings. Prerequisites include that only girls from the age of 18 may come to the casting, and it is mandatory that they have a passport and two recorded tracks with them, one of which must be folk one. Why? The song includes folklore motives, reveals Rybak.
– I have such a peculiar mix of folk songs and contemporary dance compositions. And because of that, the future members of the band, which will mostly be a trio, should be able to perform folk songs.
The dates of the castings are already known. The auditions will be held in four cities across the country – Mogilev, Grodno, Minsk and Brest. Rybak will personally inspect each of the castings.