Athens 2006: Russia

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In cooperation with our partners songfestival.web-log.nl, we present you one of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest participants each day. With a small delay due to the Easter holidays, today: Russia!

Semifinal, spot 14 in the running order
Performer: Dima Bilan
Song: Never let you go
Lyrics: Karen Kavaleryan en Irina Antonyan
Music: Alexandr Lunyov
Official website: bilandima.ru
Best result: : 2nd in 2000
Broadcaster: ChannelOne
Multimedia: video/audio

Russia and the Eurovision Song Contest
Russia picked its 2006 representative internally. Eight jury members picked the winner from a number of applications, among them Varvara, Jasmin, Polina and Dima Bilan. The latter won, which was announced on 7th March, with the song Never let you go.

Dima Bilan
Dima was bron on 24th December 1981, in the Russian city of Karachaevo. In 1999, he moved to New York to follow music lessons. His first single Night hooligan in 2003 became a big success, as well as the two following albums.

In 2005 he took part in the national Eurovision Song Contest selection and came second, after Natalia Podolskaya, with the song Not that simple.

Never let you go
Heavy clouds, no rain
And every move causes pain
Ready kiss, but no love
I feel I�m torn in half
Ardent look, but no heat
It�s not you really need
Baby, now it has happened with us
We are dancing on broken glass
Can�t stand no more

Never, never let you go
You are the one I�m searching for
Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone
Love�s carving it in the stone
Never, never let you go
Return the days we had before
Soul of my soul, blood of my blood
Love�s carving it in my heart

Gentle words, no aim
It seems we�re playing a game
Easy smile, but no fun
Sweet music for no one
Close embrace, but no more
Cold champagne we forgot to pour
Baby now it has happened with us
We are dancing on broken glass
Can�t stand no more

Never, never let you go
You are the one I�m searching for
Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone
Love�s carving it in the stone
Never, never let you go
Return the days we had before
Soul of my soul, blood of my blood
Love�s carving it in my heart

Love�s carving it in my heart

Baby now it has happened with us
We are dancing on broken glass
Can�t stand no more

Never, never let you go
You are the one I�m searching for
Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone
Love�s carving it in the stone
Never, never let you go
Return the days we had before
Soul of my soul, blood of my blood
Love�s carving it in my heart

Never, never let you go
You are the one I�m searching for
Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone
Love�s carving it in the stone
Never, never let you go
Return the days we had before
Soul of my soul, blood of my blood
Love�s carving it in my heart

Love�s carving it in my heart

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