A Song for Sochi

by Richard West-Soley 105 views

Dima Bilan is joined by other stars of Russia's Eurovision Song Contest past, in a special anthem to support Russian city Sochi's bid to host the Winter Olympic games in 2014.

The performers of the anthem for Sochi 2014 were chosen deliberately to represent "music across the generations", and to this end, Dima is joined by Philipp Kirkorov (Russia 1995) and Julia Savicheva (Russia 2004) amongst others. The lyrics of the anthem were written by Karen Kavaleryan, who is also the author of Dima's Eurovision runner-up Never let you go, as well as his chart hit Lady Flame. Arutyunov Nikolai is the composer.

Work on the accompanying video is almost complete, and fans can expect the song and video to be aired from September 20th. You can read more about the Sochi Olympic bid at sochi2014.com .

Dima is otherwise as busy as ever, guest starring yesterday in a concert to celebrate ten years of the network NTV+. The concert will be broadcast on 9th September in Russia.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.