Ukrainian singer Alekseev, who will represent Belarus at Eurovision 2018, has released Навсегда (Navsegda), the Russian version of his entry Forever.
Young Ukrainian pop-star Alekseev is all set to represent Belarus in Lisbon with Forever, and has now released the Russian version of the song, Навсегда or Navsegda.
Alekseev says about the song:
The song Navsegda is not just about love, but about that period in the relationship when it seems that this is for life and even more, that it is about the most beautiful phase of this feeling. I wish that this was always so, although it is not easy.
The music video for Навсегда, composed and written by Kirill (Kyrylo) Pavlov and Evhen Matyushenko, was directed by the acclaimed Alan Badoev, and produced by Oleg Bodnarchuk.
Nikita Vladimirovich Alekseev (Kyiv, Ukraine, 1993), professionally simply known as Alekseev, is a Ukrainian singer-songwriter, who is rising to fame beyond the borders of his home country.
Alekseev showed an interest in music from a young age, being inspired by artists such as Michael Jackson, George Michael and Queen. He started taking singing lessons with Konstantin Pona at age 12, forming his own band called Mova.
Initially graduating with a degree in Marketing, Alekseev decided to focus on his passion, music.
He gained attention when he participated in the popular TV-show Holos Krainy (The Voice of the Country) or The Voice of Ukraine in 2014, joining team Ani Lorak (Eurovision 2008). Reaching the semi-finals, he later returned for the special Voice of the Country: Reload, which added to his recognition.
Working diligently on his career, Alekseev has won several Russian and Ukrainian music awards, including Breakthrough Artist of the Year 2016.
After winning the national selection for Eurovision 2018 in Belarus, Alekseev will represent the country in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song Forever.
Alekseev will perform Forever in the first half of Semi-Final 1 on Tuesday 8 May 2018.