Ukrainian singer Alekseev wants to represent Belarus at 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

Ukrainian singer Alekseev wants to represent Belarus at 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

Photo: instagram.com/alekseev_officiel

Before the first semi-final of National selection for Eurovision Alekseev released the song ‘Forever’; a fragment of this song was published on social networks.

‘Forever’ is an English version of the song which was originally in Russian and was released in November 2017. The first semi-final started on January 11, 2018 and Alekseev is already among the 15 finalists of the national selection.

The chosen finalist will go to Portugal in May to represent Belarus at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.

Alekseev, singer:
During each interview that I had, I was always asked why I wasn’t participating in the contest. I’ve always turned my answers into jokes but now our team is ready to do it. We keep setting new goals and reaching them.

Alekseev mentioned in the interview for a Belarusian news agency kp.by that the director of the video was Alan Badoev. The video will be released in late January, 2018; the teaser will be presented soon.

Earlier Alan Badoev was talking about Alekseev’s song in social networks.

Alan Badoev, music video director:
It must be something that we call love…that’s what I say when it’s hard to put myself together. I want to thank Alekseev for one more diary page.

Maxim Aleynikov, a Belarussian record producer, commented on Alekseev’s participation and addressed to Belarussian singers. 'I don’t understand why there’s such a fuss about Alekseev and the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Are we afraid of strong contestants? If yes, then the main goal is not winning but participating’.

Alekseev’s fans were happy to hear about his intention to take part in the contest.

‘You can do it! There’s some kind of magic in you. I get goosebumps when I listen to your songs’.

‘Good luck, Nikita! The song is beautiful. I wish you victory!’

‘I’m so happy that Alekseev will take part in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Hope you’ll win’.

‘This song contest means hard work throughout the whole process. I wish you luck and victory because only losers say that the most important thing is not winning but taking part’.

The singer says that it will be a pleasure to talk with fans and he’s promised a lot of surprises.

Last year Belarus’ Ksenia Zhuk and Artyom Lukyanenko from Naviband made it into the final of Eurovision singing a song in Belarusian for the first time in the contest’s history.