Junior Eurovision 2016: Alexander Minyonok – Musyka Moih Pobed (Belarus)

Belarus – BTRC
Broadcaster Website:http://www.tvr.byESC Website: http://www.tvr.by/eng/special/detskoe-evrovidenie-2016

 

Artist:Alexander Minyonok
Song:Musyka Moih Pobed (Music is my only way)
Age:13 years
Composer(s):Kirill Ermakov and Alexander Minyonok
Writer(s):Roman Kolodko and Alexander Minyonok
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Biography

Alexander, who is also called Sasha, started singing professionally when he was eight. He is an artist of Belarusian dance band Sensationand a student of the Russian Academy of Popular Music of Igor Krutoy. The young artist literally grew up behind the stage of well-known Belarusian festival “Slavic Bazaar”, where his mother worked. From early childhood he followed famous artists, including Eurovision stars, and took part in many competitions in Belarus.

Alexander started singing solo in 2011. Since then he has performed a variety of musical styles, he dances, presents TV shows and also acts in films. Sasha has taken part in numerous national and international competitions like “New Wave Junior” 2015, “Golden Bee”, “Young Talents of Belarus, “Wind Rose”, “Junior New Names”, and many others. He plays both the piano and the accordion and plans to learn how to play the drums in future.

Sasha dreams of singing with Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake. He is also a big fan of Justin Bieber and plans one day to perform in New York City’s famous Madison Square Garden. He believes that apart from the vocal skills, the main thing for a true artist is his charisma, kindness and intentions to give positive energy to audience.

In his spare time loves hoverboarding, skateboarding, rollerblading, skating, cycling, snowboarding in winter, and of course playing football with friends. Alexander also enjoys nature and watching films.

Sasha will perform at Junior Eurovision with his friends from the dance band Sensation; Karyna, Valeriya, Vlad and Kiryl.

Info: kidsmusic.info

National Selection

Belarusian national final for Junior Eurovision (August 26, 2016)

  1. Mariya Magilnaya – Zvuk Tishiny
  2. Show-group So-Ni-Ka – Pesenka Moya
  3. Elena Titova – Ne Prosto Tak
  4. Yuliya Mozhilovskaya – Ver v Sebya
  5. Stefaniya Sokolova – Color Game (Tsventnaya Igra)
  6. Group “Neskuchniy vozrast” – Tyts Tyts
  7. Mariya Zhilina – Vpripryzhku
  8. Zinaida Kupriyanovich – Kosmos
  9. Olga Konovalova – Serdtsa Bit
  10. Alexander Minyonok – Muzyka Moih Pobed

Exclusive Interview

ESC+Plus: Hello Sasha! First of all, congratulations on having been selected to represent Belarus at Junior Eurovision 2015! How did you feel when you were named the winner of the Belarusian national selection? Did you expect such an awesome ending?

Hello! Thank u so much for the congratulations! I’m very pleased!

I didn’t expect such an awesome ending! In the first few minutes, I was shocked! Me and my team went to that selection with a goal to make a great show which would please the audience. I don’t even think I could win!

E+: Why did you decide to take part at the Belarusian national selection for Junior Eurovision?

Junior Eurovision Song Contest – it’s a dream for every person who is singing. Therefore, it was my dream,which is coming true…

E+: Tell us what your song is about. What is the thing you like the most of “Muzyka Moih Pobed” (Music of my Victories)? Did you take part in the composition?

This song is about me. Me as an artist, looking at myself performing different styles of music, trying something new. And when I find myself, then I find my way in music and in life generally. Yes, I participated. Music and lyrics were written by Kirill Yermakov and Roman Kolodko, but originally the lyrics of the song were totally different, and I asked them to write words about music ,which would reflect me.

E+: Will you revamp the song for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest or you will keep the original version?

Yes, we will revamp my song, but negligible.

E+: Are you planning to release an official video for your song before Junior Eurovision?

Maybe. So far, we haven’t thought about it.

E+: Have you already decided about how your stage performance will look like?

Yes, we have already decided.We worked hard a lot and we hope that our performance will be loved by the audience.

E+: What do you expect from your upcoming experience at Junior Eurovision? What do you think it will mean for your musical career?

For me the most important thing is to give joy and positivism to the audience and find new friends. My life’s dream – is to become an artist and I think that Junior Eurovision is a very good opportunity to gain experience, to show myself and my capabilities.

E+: Do you usually watch the senior Eurovision? Would you like to take part in the future?

Yes, I watch the senior Eurovision every year. Of course, when I grow up I want to take part there.

E+: You met the winner of Junior Eurovision 2013 Gaia Cauchi at New Wave Junior. Have you talked to her about your upcoming participation? Has she given you any advice?

I was so glad to meet her! From the 1st day, me, Gaia and our parents became very good friends. We have always supported each other. For me, Gaia is one of the most powerful junior singers in Europe. All the rehearsals before the New Wave Junior we sat together and talked and those conversations gave me some knowledge. I am very pleased that the ESC gives me the opportunity to meet this talented girl again. My family and I are really looking forward to meeting her and her parents!Miss them!

E+: Tell us more about yourself, your favourite music style, favourite school subject, hobbies, musical career…. Do you play any instruments?

My name is Sasha. I am 13 years old. I’m in 7th grade at the school with a musical bias. I play the accordion and piano, but few. I’m constantly singing. I am interested in all genres of music, looking for myself in them. This is stated in my song. My favorite subjects in school are PE lessons and literature. I like dancing. My fav styles are hip-hop and break-dance. I also like skateboarding, snowboarding, giroscootering, biking, skating. I like to play football with my friends, to swim. Every summer, me and my family like to spend time in the woods, on the lake, doing camping. We relax and have a good time there.

E+: What do you feel while singing on stage? 

It’s too difficult for me to explain what I feel on the stage. Perhaps, this is drive and togetherness with the audience.

E+: If you had the chance to sing in a duet with a famous singer, who would it be?

My idol is Justin Bieber. Well, I would really want to sing in a duet with him.

E+: If you could be invisible for a day what would you do?

This is a very interesting question! If I had a chance to be invisible, I would review all the films in the cinema and play with all slot machines. Moreover, it would be very cool to go to Disneyland that day!

E+: Can you send a message for our readers and Junior Eurovision fans?

Dear readers and fans! I am extremely glad to be a part of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and I’m so exited to represent my country there. I want to give to all of you such an amazing positive emotions through my performance. Please support me and my team with your smiles and good emotions during our show! See you in Malta!

E+: Thank you very much for your time and see you in Malta! Belén G. (ESC+Plus)

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Lyrics:

Rusian

Каждый стук – бит
Каждый звук – хит
Мир без музыки и ритма был забыт

Этой мой путь
В этом вся суть:
Разобрать судьбу по нотам и ри-и-скнуть

В мире звуковых схем
Где нет немых сцен
Я хочу оставить свой след

Не важно
Фанк, рок, панк, регги и хип-хоп
Рэп, джаз, соул, кантри или поп
Мой ход – с трех нот угадать ответ
И найти однажды музыку своих побед

Каждый мой шаг
С мыслями в такт
На вершину мира подниму свой флаг.

Этой мой путь
В этом вся суть:
Разобрать судьбу по нотам и ри-и-скнуть

В мире звуковых схем
Где нет немых сцен
Я хочу оставить свой след

Не важно
Фанк, рок, панк, регги и хип-хоп
Рэп, джаз, соул, кантри или поп
Мой ход – с трех нот угадать ответ
И найти однажды музыку своих побед

This is folk, this is rock, this is my light
Breaking silence all the night till the sunlight
This is funk, this is punk, this is my light
Choosing music of my life till the sunlight
This is jazz, this is trance, this my light
Breaking silence all the night till the sunlight

No matter
Funk, rock, punk, reggae and hip-hop
Rap, jazz, soul, country, maybe pop
How to decide what I’m gonna play?
But i know the answer, music is my only way

My way
My way
My way

English

Every sound beats
Every noise hits
Music’s filling all the spaces on the streets

This is my way
That’s what I play
Reading out every sound day by day

In the world of sound lines
I want to leave mine
Nothing stops of doing it right

No matter
Funk, rock, punk, reggae and hip-hop
Rap, jazz, soul, country, maybe pop
How to decide what I’m gonna play?
but i know the answer, music is my only way

Going up high
Learning to fly
I will raise my flag of music to the sky

This is my way
That’s what I play
Reading out every sound day by day

In the world of sound lines
I want to leave mine
Nothing stops of doing it right

No matter
Funk, rock, punk, reggae and hip-hop
Rap, jazz, soul, country, maybe pop
How to decide what I’m gonna play?
but i know the answer, music is my only way

This is folk, this is rock, this is my light
Breaking silence all the night till the sunlight
This is funk, this is punk, this is my light
Choosing music of my life till the sunlight
This is jazz, this is trance, this my light
Breaking silence all the night till the sunlight

No matter
Funk, rock, punk, reggae and hip-hop
Rap, jazz, soul, country, maybe pop
How to decide what I’m gonna play?
but i know the answer, music is my only way

Phonetic

Kazdiy stuk – bit
Kazdiy zvuk – hit
Mir bez muzyki i ritma byl zabyt

Eto moy put
V etom vsya sut
Razobrat sudbu po notam i risknut

V mire zvukovyh shem
Gde net nemyh stsen
Ya hochu ostavit svoi sled

Ne vazno

Funk, rock, punk, reggae i hip-hop
Rap, jazz, soul, country ili pop
Moi hod s treh not ugadat otvet
I naiti odnazdy muzyku svoih pobed

Kazdy moi shag
S myslyami v takt
Na vershinu mira podnimu svoi flag

Eto moy put
V etom vsya sut
Razobrat sudbu po notam i risknut

V mire zvukovyh shem
Gde net nemyh stsen
Ya hochu ostavit svoi sled

Ne vazno
Funk, rock, punk, reggae i hip-hop
Rap, jazz, soul, country ili pop
Moi hod s treh not ugadat otvet
I naiti odnazdy muzyku svoih pobed

This is folk, this is rock, this is my light
Breaking silence all the night till the sunlight
This is funk, this is punk, this is my light
Choosing music of my life till the sunlight
This is jazz, this is trance, this my light
Breaking silence all the night till the sunlight

No matter
Funk, rock, punk, reggae and hip-hop
Rap, jazz, soul, country, maybe pop
How to decide what I’m gonna play?
But i know the answer, music is my only way

My way
My way
My way