BTRC, the Belarusian national broadcaster has informed esctoday.com that Alonya Lanskaya the 2013 Belarusian Eurovision representative will be going to Malmö with Solayoh. The Belarusian singer won the 2013 Belarusian Eurovision national final with Rythm of love, last December, and has opted to change her entry.
Solayoh has been composed by Marc Paelinck and penned by Martin King. You can download the song on Itunes here
The cooperation of Alyona Lanskaya and Mark Paelinck started just after the 2012 Belarusian Eurovision National Selection elimination round. The first successful project was the song Don’t say sorry which will be included into Alyona Lanskaya’s first English-language album.
Martin Paelink is very pleased that Alonya will sing his entry in Malmo next May, he has said: After the recording of the songs I realized that Alyona will be able to successfully perform my song Solayoh, which has been written specially for the Eurovision Song Contest . I heard how Alyona sang, got acquainted with her creative life, got to know her personally, and once again realized that she will be able to reveal the meaning of the song and share the energy of love and inspiration with the audience. This energy will never leave the European audience indifferent. That’s why I decided to offer Alyona Solayoh.
According to the authors, the idea of the song is based on an abstract planet where its inhabitants are kind and sincere people. They believe in miracles and that everything that happens is a miracle. They live in the present moment, are able to live every moment of their life bright and happy. There’s no drab existence and there aren’t single people. Their hearts are filled with love. They draw their inspiration to express and reveal themselves through music, dance and laughter. The main components of the success in life on the planet Solayoh are trust, hope and love. The mission of our planet is to share the energy of love and inspiration.
Alonya is very happy and honoured to sing her entry and has said: When I heard the demo version of the song Solayoh, it immediately found echo in my heart. First of all, I listen to my own feelings: love, happiness, joy of life, to the joy of feeling the world around us. I felt myself a part of a wonderful world. I can easily invite each listener to the planet and share the atmosphere of happiness, love and joy through the music. And as once Alice in Wonderland said, “to draw anything in your life, imagine if it is already there.
The recording of the song Solayoh was held in the Abbey Road Studios.
Alyona won the right to represent Belarus at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest last December when she won the 2013 Belarusian Eurovision national final with the song Rhythm of love. Last January BTRC had announced that , British composer Simon Bass, who is part of Alyona’s team had revealed that the Belarusian singer might change her Eurovision entry. Belarus will compete in the 2nd half of the 1st Eurovision Song Contest semi-final on 14 May.
Belarus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and is yet to win the event. The country’s best placing at the contest was in 2007 with Koldun’s Work your magic, which placed 6th.
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