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Article from “Belarus Today” about Alexander Rybak’s recent visit to Minsk

Author of publication: Victor Popov, Photo: Arthur Prupas

Date of publication: 01/10/2012, link to the original: http://www.sb.by/post/125242/

Article found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Rybak has said – the artists have done

Attention, attention! The date of the “Eurofest” national competition’s final was changed: instead of January 28th we will choose the best one on January 31st. So, the contestants of the project have got a little more time to prepare themselves. A visit to Minsk of Alexander Rybak, the winner of “Eurovision-2009”, has become its hit moment. Sasha, our former compatriot now living in Norway, volunteered to help each of the five finalists, for that he came to Minsk for only one day. The group “Litesound”, Victoria Aleshko, Gunesh and director of Alena Lanskaya, Sergey Kravtsov, attended a laconic master-class by Rybak. Where at that time was Alena herself and why the contestant Uzari did not attend the “lessons” – was revealed during this merry and witty meeting with Rybak.

Europe got kefir.

It was frankly embarrassing for Alexander to unmask the contestants, evaluate them and comment on their performances in the semifinal eye to eye. Try it yourself to put a live artist in front of you and to say something derogatory to him. A student of the Norwegian Conservatory, Alexander Rybak, is too well brought up to do it, so in fact discussion on the performances was very complimentary. So, according to Sasha, a group “Litesound” has the most “Western” style. And if they will make it to the final and come to ESC in Baku, then «everybody in Denmark and Sweden will fall in love” with their song – “We are the heroes”. And Rybak admits he is not averse to singing their tune in the shower.

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