Dima Bilan and Yana Rudkovskaya challenged themselves in an ice-skating project launched on Russian channel RTR.
Dima Bilan, the Russian representative and the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008takes part in a show called Stars on ice, where he will be ice-skating with the Olympic champion Elena Berezhnaya. Together with Bilan participates his producer Yana Rudkovskaya. Yana's partneris another champion, Ruslan Goncharov.
The concept of the show is to take a professional ice-skater and a famous artist or a singer from Russia, who never stood on ice before. The pairs train together all week long and on Saturday nights they show the audience and tele-audience what they have achieved. The show is accompanied by beautiful music and costumes. The jury, then, judges the pair and puts them a mark according to the international scale: 0-6 for technical elements, and 0-6 for artistism. The average of both is added and the final result is then placed on the scoreboard together with other participants of the show.
The project was launched yesterday night, and Dima Bilan together with Elena Berezhnaya got the maximum 6 points from all the members of the jury. To help Dima Bilan during his first performance as an ice-skater came and sang during his show, an ex Eurovision participant Alsou, who was placed second back in Stockholm.
Meanwhile, Dima Bilan released a new single called Lonely. You can listen to the clip below: