Tina Karol who represented Ukraine at Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens made two Christmas gifts for her fans. She has released a new album, Polus Napriajenia, and has written a fairytale, Pautinka, a story about a caterpillar, portraying the show business as Tina has experienced it. Philipp Kirkorov, Alla Pugacheva and Verka Serduchka all have “parts” in the story.
Tina Karol's new album titled Polus Napriajenia was released earlier this month andcontains 10 tracks, 2 of which are in English. It was recorded in London studio Metrophonic, where many albums of famous stars such as Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias and Cher have been released.
The book, Pautinka, was written for children in a fairytale genre and describes the backstage of showbiz life. Basically, it's an adventure based on real facts taken from Karol's real life. The main character, the caterpillar, is said to be Tina herself. The creature travels around the world, meeting new people anddealing with different life situations. Many other characters are based on popular singers and former Eurovision Song Contest participants such as Philipp Kirkorov (Russia 1995) andAlla Pugacheva (Russia 1994) who appears in the book as a wise owl which guides Tina's way. Verka Serduchka, who represented Ukraine in Helsinki also gets a role in the story.
"With this book, I would like to show children the world of showbiz and music", says Tina. It has both, good characters and bad (Tina's ex-producer represents evil). Byusing simple words, I want to express my philosophy and understanding of this world. So that children know the value of love, parental care and friendship. But also be aware of betrayal and evil they might face."
The book went through nine initial versions before the final one was chosen. It will be available in bookstores by the beginning of the new year.