Alexander Rybak's girls band Milki

Alexander Rybak's girls band Milki

The girl band “Milki” was formed specifically for the Eurofest 2015 (the Belarusian national selection for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest). They took part in the national final with the song “Accent” written by Alexander Rybak.

The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, Alexander Rybak (the Belarusian-born Norwegian songwriter who still holds a record for the highest number of points ever received at one Eurovision contest) formed the band “Milki” and became the producer.

He held a number of auditions across Belarus and chose five girls from four Belarusian cities, who became members of the girl band “Milki”.

These five girls are Tatiana Stakhovskaya, Marina Putnikova, Victoria Nazarko, Taisia Serikova, and Anna Rai. Some of the girls are graduating from their universities, some of them already have their degrees, and now they are teaching music.

All the girls are happy to be the members of the band. It gives them opportunity to work with such a professional singer, songwriter, and now producer, as Alexander Rybak, which is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.

The girls are very pleased with his work as a producer. He pays a lot of attention to the band and to the girls’ development. Despite the fact that Alexander Rybak is the one to make all final decisions concerning the singing and the band’s image, he tries (when it’s possible) to take girls’ wishes and suggestions into account.

The girls also admit that, at first, they have some issues between them. Everyone in the team is a professional singer and every girl is unique, has her own style and individuality. That fact happened to cause some arguing among them. However, it is all in the past and today they always manage to make compromises.

Even though they didn’t make it to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, they participated in the national final, and, as they say, this is a good start. They are planning to work hard.

Who knows, maybe they will become popular and achieve great results in no time... For now, the girls are very cautious about their prospects but believe that everything will be as they dream: big stage, attention and popularity not only in Belarus but also abroad!